New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

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499
Ratings:
1,029
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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Photo of david18
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of those times when I can't figure out how porters and stouts differ. Judging this like a stout, it's pretty good. Not great but good. Good malty and smokey aroma and flavor. Good dark color, great mouthfee. ONe to have if you see it at your local.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Very dark brown with a creamy tan head that stayed as a layer and left a sheet of tiny speckled lacing on the walls of the glass.
Aroma is smokey, roasted malts and lots of piney hops.
Taste is piney hops upfront with the roasted malt taking up the middle ground and a bitter, espresso-like finish.
Medium bodied with a creamy feel.
Easy to drink and quite tasty.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on guest tap at The Tap. Also found the next day at The Sunset.

This porter poured a very dark brown, almost black, with red chestnut around the edges, and with creamy, light brown foam that persisted a long time and clung to the glass. The smell was surprisingly hoppy with bitter, resinous hops, mixed with cocoa malt aroma. The taste was correspondingly very resinously hoppy and malty (chocolate and cocoa flavors) with a rather hoppy finish. The mouthfeel was dry, smooth, and crisp with medium body and moderate carbonation. The malt and hops lingered in the aftertaste. This was a rather nice, and somewhat different porter, with the difference being the hops.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into shaker pint on 5/24/10.

A - Vigorous pour revealed a healthy, finger-high dollop of tan foam atop a nut brown body with burgundy highlights around the edges. A bit of spotty lace formed around the perimeter of the glass, although the majority slid down the glass back into the dark pool of liquid.

S - First whiff reveals milk chocolate notes and light cocoa powder, followed by a nutty malt character and a hint of coffee. Overall, the nose is rather sweet and inviting. Eventually, some milky lactic notes and a hint of vanilla also enter the fold.

T - Opens with a roasted malt flair suggesting hazelnut coffee. Lactose and milk chocolate notes emerge in the middle, adding more than a hint of sweetness to the flavor profile. Finishes with a slight caramelized malt character and a hint of toffee sweetness paired with a ligh dose of earthy hops, the latter adding a pinch of bitterness.

M - Solid medium body with a fairly thick, chewy texture, which lends itself to a creamy yet robust mouthfeel overall. Carbonation is quite timid, although a slight bristle whisks over the surface of the tongue. Finishes with a very slight astringency and light bitterness on the palate, yet still retains a mild sweetness.

D - You know what? I am digging this porter. I think I might even go on record and place New World Porter up there with the likes of Edmund Fitzgerald and Foothill's Peoples Porter. Yup, it's that good.

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Photo of JayQue
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An exceptionally smooth drink. Pours a dark clear mahogany color with a medium size tan head. Good lacing and head retention. Smell is mild toasted malt. This beer is all about taste and mouthfeel. The soft pillowy head and smooth mix of toasted malt and bitter chocolate and the balance (I didn't taste hops, but the mildness of the malt flavor is probably the result of balance) make this a very drinkable beer. Had no idea about abv until I read it here, but this is a sessionable beer. Smooth enough to gulp, interesting enough to sip. Knowing its 6.7, just means slow down and enjoy it. When I think of Avery...I think of hops- blasting Maharajah. They can make a pretty good porter too.

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Photo of Moose90
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottling Code – "12345B7" = 2012, December 11, Tank B7
Tasted February 3 2013

A – Dark chocolate brown, almost opaque, some caramel/light oaky edges. Mocha/latte looking head leaves nice lacing down the glass.

S – Sweet. Milk, cream, and chocolate. Vanilla and molasses. This comes across as a milk stout, almost no hops coming through here.

T – Big bitter hops, bright and floral; semi-subdued by the heavy & sweet malt profile. Some coffee grounds and crisp biscuit malts come through as well.

M – Crisp & surprisingly light. Not cloyingly sweet like the aroma would suggest. Nice.

O – A conundrum of a beer. Huge sweet/milk stout aromas, but has a nice crisp/clean taste. A unique beer. Love it.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve ounce bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
What an amazing appearance for a $1.99 single beer! Pours a dense, opaque, jet-black, ebony hue with a gigantic foamy and frothy head that exhibited enormous staying power and left behind a copious amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Thick aroma bursting with cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and mocha essences...
Taste strongly paid homage to the aroma with a wonderful cornucopia of roasted malts, burned coffee, rich mocha, dark cappucino, and strong latte nuances...
Creamy, ultra-rich and super-thick mouthfeel combined with an excellent level of drinkability to match...
Great stuff from Avery...
Definitely recommended...

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Photo of Vancer
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery = how cool. Only drawback is the no bottled date. But a great black / brown edge pour, foamy head ,. Nice lacing. Malty & chocholate aroma, transferred to the taste too! Mini hop bit at the end of the quaff, and a slight sour (old ale?) finish, but a good thing. Full & creamy, had only 2 outside on the deck in 88 degree temp, they still flowed fine !

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Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep brown color with reddish highlights. head is massive, tannish and has good retention. Nice lacing. Smell is dark fruity, chocolately, coffee-like. Extremely enjoyale. Taste continues with the smell with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee to be found. A nice bitterness presents itself at the finish. Alcohol is completely hidden. Very drinkable. A perfect example of the style.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque very dark brown. The 1/2 inch off-white head quickly fades to a thin film and a ring on top that leaves strands of lace.

The aroma is dominated by grapefruit and faint pine.

The flavor is mostly bitter hops and assorted citrus fruit (mostly grapefruit).

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This beer is suffering from a major identity crisis. It is classified here as an American black ale, the name implies that it is a porter and the label describes it as a black IPA. Whatever it is, it is a only a decent one.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a gorgeous brew. Crystal clear ruby-black in color with a thick, tan pancake of a head with tenacious lace atop medium to small sized bubbles. The bottle says it's dry-hopped and there is no doubting it. The aroma is predominately grapefruit...lots of fruity hops with just a bit of lavender incense hidden somewhere in there. Mouthfeel is firm and thick. This is a robust porter...Starts with a prominent fruity hoppy sweetness, fading into a sweet roasted malt background with subtle tinges of nickel, and ending in a long coffee and loud, fruity bittering hop finish. Quite rich...one should take some antacid before partaking in this brew. This is not a balanced beer, and it's not supposed to be, but it is well-done and enjoyable none-the-less. If you like IPA's and Porters, try this...it's the best of both worlds.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep mahogany brown that is all but opaque. The thick head is a lovely tan color with an abundance of sticky lace, quite decently carbonated. Strong grapefruit hops notes mingle with dark roasted, earthy malts, a most unusual pairing. Taste begins with sharply acidic grapefruit hops, followed by bitter chocolate, coffee, and pine tar notes which linger beyond the end of the taste. The mouth feel is quite smooth. This beer proves that a familiar style can be made quite exotic. Home brewers take note.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep dark brown in color with soft amber hues. Fluffy tan head pours two fingers thick. Decent retention. Nice sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

S: Roasted coffee. Dark chocolate. Dark fruit. Molasses. Roasted caramel malts.

T: Astrigent roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate are followed by an herbal and pie hop bitterness. The sweetness of molasses and burnt caramel malts come through to lend balance to this porter. A soft touch of dark fruit and more roasted coffee finish slightly dry.

M: Creamy and smooth. Minimal carbonation. Slightly dry.

D: A nicely hopped up American Porter. Plenty of bitterness provided by the roasting of the coffee and malts along with the dry hopping process. Recommended.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured black with ruby highlights. The head was tan and lasting to lace the glass.

The aroma was hoppy chocolate. Slight caramel sweetness in background, but the first impression was all hops.

The flavor was chocolate with coffee and a substantial hop bitterness that is not overdone. The hop flavor blends in nicely with the coffee and chocolate.

The finish was coffee and slight hop bitterness mixed with chocolate into the aftertaste. The body was medium full, just a bit big for a standard porter.

12 ounce bottle.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black body, trace head, slight lacing.

S: roasted nuts, hint of coffee and chocolate

T: light sweet chocolate, roasted malt, slight nutty finish

M: med/light body, wish it was heavier

O: One of my least fav Avery offerings. Just an ok
porter, there are many more better options.
Could have more than a few due to the thin body.

SOLID, NOT A MUST HAVE!

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Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the hook-up!

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black color with some ruby tinting towards the bottom of the glass. Thinnish looking pour. Very creamy, khaki-colored, 1 1/2 finger head.

S: Very nice aromas of chocolate, hops, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Slight hint of tang/sour that compliments the sweet and smooth aromas.

T: See above with a sprinkle of coffee bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, hops, and molassas. Fleeting flavor of coconut, too!

M: Thin, and well, porter-ish at first. Thickens nicely as it warms. Coffee, chocolate, and hops in the finish.

D: I like bitter and hoppy porters. Avery should do a coffee version of this for fun. I bet it would be excellent, too.

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Photo of Floydster
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from Hi-Time Wines in Costa Mesa

Pour into a frosted mug and took about an hour to drink this one tonight

Not too much smell

Nice black color with a thick tannish white head

Taste was amazing for porter, dry hopped which was interesting

Could not drink too many of these even though it did taste better as it warmed

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Photo of Chaney
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Well, I got maybe a tinge of ruby over in one corner I glass (I think), but the rest of this was abysmally dark. The head was a very pretty mocha color that clung to the glass on the way down.

S: I actually got more chocolate milk than actual roast here, but once I set my mind to it, I was able to detect some char. Lots of dark malt and chocolate was also present.

T: Lots of flavor here! I definitely get lots of roast on the taste side of the house, as well as a nice, bitter, raw cacao component. I got the bitterness on the mid-palate section, in fact. The finish was actually smooth and silky.

M: Thick and creamy, like a good porter should be, with ever the slightest hint of booze. Also, there was quite a hop component to this, and it was almost as if there was some chocolate-covered grapefruit embedded in there.

O: I thought this was an outstanding representation of the style and one of the better porters I've tried here recently. Avery continues to impress me.

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Photo of Kendo
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap at the Ginger Man in NYC. . . .

A: Pretty close to black with a 2-finger, bubbly khaki head. Real good head retention and nice walls -- not rings, walls -- of foamy lacing.

S: Not terribly strong on the nose, though I did feel this was served too cold, which could detract from the strength of the smells early on. What was there was appropriate for a porter -- predominantly roasted malt with some roasted coffee beans more prevalent as it warmed, along with a hint of smoked peat or charcoal.

T: Good porter flavors all around -- coffee, smoked malt, a hint of dark chocolate and a dry bitter charcoal finish.

M: A little bit too much carbonation, in my opinion, which made it feel like it was on the lighter side of medium-bodied.

D: OK. Nice and flavorful, but a little too much carbonation for my quaffing pleasure. It took me longer to get through this 20 oz pint than it did for me to finish the same sized serving of Hog Heaven, which is substantially stronger.

Notes: A solid porter, but the carbonation levels -- while helping to create a nice head -- seemed to slow me down. I'll bet this would feel great on the cask, however, and would go down much more smoothly.

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Photo of emmasdad
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap yesterday up at the Avery Tap House. I've had many, many bottles of this one, and enjoyed them all immensely, yet have never tried it on tap. I'm glad I did. Poured a dark reddish brown color, with a bit of off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasted malt and chocolate. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, balanced and drinkable, with flavors of hops, roasted malt and chocolate.

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Photo of matjack85
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this single 12oz brown bottle in the discount bin at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.69. Although I didn't find a freshness date on the bottle, the Avery website says this is a seasonal brew only made from January to April. Since this is already August, I'm sure this bottle was sent to the discount bin to make room for the summer seasonals on the shelf. I assume it's still good as long as it's from the 2O1O winter batch.

The beer had a dark brown body with a light brown head, but showed off a more cherry cola color when held to the light. The 2-finger creamy brown head lasted awhile and it left a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

The beer had a sweet caramel and chocolate aroma to it, which I expected from a porter, but it also carried a faint dry hop aroma to it which I didn't expect. None of the aromas were that strong or I'd have given it even higher marks for smell.

Wow! Somebody decided to make a hoppy porter. While the 5 blends of malts are definitely in there, they seem to be used to balance out the dry hopped bitterness rather than the other way around. Nice chocolate/caramel sweetness, but the dry hop bitterness rules here. Only 45 IBU's, but it tastes like double that.

It's on the thin side as far as porters go, but it's smooth and perfectly carbonated. I wouldn't call it dry as I can detect both sweetness and bitterness in the aftertaste, but I would call it different and definitely good.

Very drinkable with no alcoholic taste at all.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery- New World Porter

A- Deep ruby reddish brown with a huge thick sticky head. Good messy lacing down the glass.
S- Fresh green hops and a dose of cocoa powder.
T- Sweet pine hops with a light dose of coffee bean and cocoa.
M- Sweet and hoppy throughout. Creamy finish.

Overall- Very similiar to Tröeg's Dead Reckoning.
Very good a Porter you MUST try!

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice deep dark brown color with a small ring of head over top of the beer. The nose is chocolatey, with a touch of raisiney sweetness as well. Very interesting. The flavor is chocolate, moving towards a raisiney finish. I like it. The feel is nice and thick, somewhat coating in the mouth. This is a nice, chewey porter. The flavors are nice, but I would like to see more chocolatey flavor.

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Photo of BB1313
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I'll start off by saying this is a Black IPA. If you're seeking a traditional porter, this isn't it. I've had this one before, and was always confused how this is a porter, but it is what it is.

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black, decent off white head, lacing, and retention. Lots of pine up front, there's no doubt this is a hoppy one. Very dank for a "porter". Fresh pine and lemon dominate, along with roasted chocolate. There are porter qualities to this one, but it screams Black IPA all the way. Sharp bitter hops dominate the flavors. More chocolate on the burnt side. There's also a nice touch of pine resin, which adds to the mouthfeel. This one's very thick, heavy, and smooth, well carbonated. Very easy to drink.. not too much to complain about besides it barely fitting the porter category.

If you like Black IPAs, this is a must. Like I said, if you're seeking a traditional porter, you might be disappointed. But, at the end of the day, this is a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of NickMunford
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours thin and dark. A very dark amber, red, woody color. Think and creamy looking one finger head. Excellent retention.

S- Smells of hopps up front, and some light smokiness in the background.

T- Tastes like a dark IPA. Reminds me of Stone's 11th Anniversary/Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale. I was expecting more of a "porter" taste because of the name, but it's still pretty good as a dark IPA.

M- Has a little bit of bitter bite from the hopps. Other than that, it has a light, carbonated feel in the mouth.

D- Fairly drinkable. I don't think I'd have more than one in a session, but still pretty ok.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,029 ratings.
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