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New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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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Reviews: 500 | Ratings: 1,028
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost opaque. Massive tan head. Nose is more hoppy than malty. It's almost a wrestling match between malts and piney hops. Flavor is odd. Definite hops here. Which makes it weird in combination with the malts of what I feel a porter should be. Kind of a woody smoky thing going on in the flavor. Feel is thick on the liquid. Good bubble too. Overall this is an oddity. It is called New World Porter for a reason I am guessing. Way more hops in there than you would see in the "old world". Makes for an interesting combination for sure. Just don't expect anything traditional.

It's interesting to drink this and think about dry hoppy-ness. You really do get that as a strong character aspect.

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Photo of jwc215
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head that stays as a thick patch. A fine, uneven line of lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel. A good dose of citrus intermingles - love that dry-hopping. It doesn't always work well with this style, but it gives this one a wonderful aroma.

The taste of slightly smoky/ashy roasted notes blend with the chocolate/coffee, hint of licorice and citric fruitiness. The roasted bittersweet balance is done very nicely.

Medium-to-full bodied - just as an American porter should be.

This one is all about a wonderfully balanced porter. I didn't know the abv, as I reviewed from notes taken earlier today, so a 6.7 (as I didn't see it on the label) came as a surprise.
A great, hoppy porter.

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Photo of tdm168
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - black with some red around the edges; big, thick, cap of soft, dense, brown head that has decent retention

S - citrus, grapefruit, spicy hops, some peppery spice, faint chocolate

T - big citrus, orange, grapefruit, some mild peppery spiciness, chocolaty malts, some mild caramel and burnt sugar notes

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

The bottle claims "A Pioneer Black IPA". They're probably right. This is definitely more than a porter. The hops are really intense, but not overly bitter. The malts balance well with the hops. The overall drinkability is tremendous. I could drink a lot of this. It's definitely well worth finding and trying.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: dark, rich brown, and a big, creamy, cocoa/ tan head.
Aroma is perfect! Rich, delicious, bitter at first, but quickly dissolves into a luscious, creamy essence, redolent with notes of coffee, spice, rum, pepper, anise...a beautiful blend!
Taste possesses small bitterness, thick, sweet, roasted malt, and is ultimately rounded out and smoothed, immensely palatable. Tenacious flavor continues with every sip, and is instantly met with creamy smoothness. Long, rich, flavorful finish. Yum, yummy, yum! Damned near perfect, and I'd put it up there with Anchor for flavor and smooth drinkability.
If the world was better, I could get this around here, and drink it every day.
As it is, I thank kbub6f (and TXHops!) for helping me to sample this exemplary porter. Oh, it's good!

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

New World is dark brown, almost black, with a large, creamy, tan head. Retention is very good. Aroma is of roasted dark malt with hints of chocolate. Caramel is also in the mix and is joined by just an edge of nuttiness. Taste begins with roasted malt, with touches of chocolate, that round into caramel flavors as a sip continues. Nutty flavors also come into play towards the middle of a sip. Sweetness is ample and grows towards the finish. This is a great porter, flavors are nicely layered and evolve nicely throughout a sip. This is one of those beers I see myself picking up frequently.

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

05/23/06- Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info listed. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- On the blacker side for sure. Maybe some auburn highlights at the top. Middle of the road ½ inch head. Leaves nice ring as consumed. Lacing is patchy and acceptable.

Smell- Very dark roasted malt. Almost and probably lightly burnt. Mild bitter hops in the nose as well.

Taste- Almost a clone of the scent. Super dark roasted and toasted malt. Nice mid-range sweetness and a light hop taste. Seems a tad on the smoky side. Could pass as a smoked porter as is taste more smoky than several I’ve had of that style.

Mouthfeel- About the carbonation expected from a porter. A tad to high. I like my dark beers more cask-like. But I won’t hold it against it, as it’s the norm.

Drinkability- Pretty yummy after dinner porter. I really liked this one.

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Photo of tempest
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great appearance here, full lacing all the way down with a bit of head until the end. The aroma is a bit odd however, almost molasses or maple syrup-like with a touch of citrus hops. The flavor could have a bit more malt to it, but the mix of chocolate and Avery hops (similar to most of their hops profiles) tastes great. I'm glad to see this get more distribution.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A black/deep ruby pour produced a minimal off-brown head, a bit clumpy, yet it lace pretty thin.
Coffee, chocolate and anise dominate the aroma, a bit musty.
An Ovaltine chocolate flavor comes through in the taste. Coffee and dark raisins are also present. Moves to a slightly tart finish, yet still pretty clean. To note: this was my third dark beer of the day (one stout, one Belgian dark), so my buds may have been a bit tainted.

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Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a towering tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice dry, roasted flavor that boasts of chocolate and black patent malts along with a bitter hop aroma; very nice. The taste is good. It has a complex flavor that extends from creamy chocolate and black malts to a hoppy finish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good porter. I love the hop character. It really adds to the already good aroma and taste.

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

Single bottle from Town and Country Liquor, on to the beer:

This may not surprise some, but this beer has a kick of hops to it. You can smell the hops mixed with the soft layer of cocoa, and it gives the beer a more distinctive taste; coffee, smoke, hops, and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium-full with a trickle of carbonation hitting the tongue. Me likey.

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Photo of Duff27
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- One inch medium tan head on a dark brown/black beer. Good head retention and lacing.

S- Chocolate, some hops.

T- Roasted malts. Very noticeable hops (on the tail end of each sip) for the style.

M- Creamy medium-thick mouthfeel. Mouth coating.

D/O- Whoa, wasn't expecting this at all. The hop presence took this porter to new level amongst many that taste very similar to each other. Bottle says "A Pioneer Black IPA"...hats off to Avery. Enjoyed very much but probably wouldn't have more than one or two in an given drinking session. Thanks PTMcB!

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and piney hops. The beer smells very hoppy for a porter.

The flavor is heavy on the pine with some roasted malt and chocolate mixed in. Medium bitterness. This beer may be listed as a porter, but I think it is a Black IPA all the way. Very enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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

A - Pours a dark brown/black in color, some carbonation, tiny head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of sweet/roasted malts, and toffee/caramel.

T - The taste is kinda sweet malty, with a nice toffee/caramel finish.

M - Medium body.

D - Drinkable. A nice porter from Avery, would recommend for sure.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, coffee, bit of citrus. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, just a bit of hops, good flavor overall. Feels medium to full bodied in the mouth and overall, while not as hoppy as other beers of this style, is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a fresh bottle of this in Jersey, it says it's a black IPA/porter

New World Porter spurts out the bottle brownish black looking quite nice in the glass. About an inch up of tannish light brown foam that's kinda full, semi stick. Smell is bright earthy hops on top of some chocollate that's more like cocco, roasted malt and a kinda English like yeast as well. Tasting this is kinda great, it exceeds expectations. Tastes of cocco, roast(slight), a nice earthy hop with some pine and semi citrus. This is a great twist black IPA porter, I can disern between the two, a great mix. Some nuts and a sharp hoppy finish. Feel is less than medium with a nice bitey carb that works. If I can find this fresh, it's good for a sixer.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A brown creamy thick head rests on top of a deep brown to black beer. At first I get a fruity fresh hoppy aroma, then aromas of toasted bread, and roasted coffee kick in. The toasted aromas are quite wonderful. This is a thick full bodied porter. Taste of chocolate, toasted biscuits, and a full malt character. There is an aftertaste of burnt malt/ roast coffee. The hop flavor is quite good and quite interesting, with the present roasted notes it is quite hard to tell what types of hops are used, but they are quite noticeably there. The hops add an interesting zing to this tasty brew. This is a very well done beer, and it is quite tasty to boot.

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Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

Poured a deep black hue with a two finger frothy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light burnt grain and a strong citric hop.

The taste consisted of some dry roasted coffee, some smoke and a fresh citric hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty and well hopped porter.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep, dark brown when held up to the light, with a medium-thick, light tan head.

S: Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and mocha coffee.

T: One of the more heavily roasted tasting, burnt porters I have had, close to a Dry Stout in taste, but more robust at 6.70%. Dark chocolate and coffee are there in the background, but the burnt flavour is the major player here, with a hint of a cherry twist.

M: Smooth and creamy, a little watery, but all and all, has a good feel to it.

D: A good porter from Avery, not the best in the land, but a solid beer. I could see this going with a nice steak or a chocolate dessert, will definitely buy again. The map on the label is a great touch as well, very creative.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, rich brown hue which lets some ruby highlights through. Head pours a thick finger of pillowy tan foam. Overall a good looking beer!

Smell: surprisingly hoppy aroma with a funkiness to it which complements the malt. There's also a little bit of an alcohol twang at the end which I like. The aroma reminds me more of a black IPA type beer, but I think it works well.

Taste: big hoppy flavor; malt is rich and has a light chocolate character to it, but the big story is the hops. Citrusy, slightly resiny hops combine with a strong bitterness to make a very nice brew; I think "American Porter" is the wrong category, though.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a good creaminess. I like it.

Overall: while possibly misclassified, this is a very tasty beer. Mixing big hop character with roasted malts is fraught with peril, but New World Porter seems to pull it off.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours burgundy with a nice tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving nice lacings.

S: Smoked ham and dark dried fruits. Sweet malt and hops, not to piney considering where they're from. Chocolate and faint coffee.

T: More pine in the taste, but still not too strong. Roasted sweet malt. Dark dried fruits. Lots of chocolate and faint coffee.

M: Moderate carbonation togehter with a smooth mediumfull body. Aftertaste is nice and bitter.

D: Goes down smoothly. Nice American Porter.

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

A: Black, off-white/tan head, a little retention, some lace.

S: Chocolate, mocha, and a slight British fruity ester aroma.

T: Pleasant bittersweet balance, light roast (a little much for a porter?), mocha, nice British fruity esters, hint of astringent acidity. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Moderate to full body is creamy & silky smooth. Carbonation is lower than moderate.

D: Quite good.

Thanks for sharing Mike!

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Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark mahogany brown, almost black.

The beer is very hop forward for the style. Clearly dry hopped aggressively with Columbus and Cascade as the brewer suggests. Piney, green forest, almost like spear mint, spicy herbal qualities. Some roasted and coffee come through as well.

There’s a richly creamy and milky quality in the front and some roasted malt and caramel sweetness. Then the beer shifts onto a predominant hop flavor. Pine, herbal, and black tea. It continues on with slightly bitter coffee. Some nuttiness in there as well.

This beer is really interesting. A cross between a black IPA and porter. The hops in this is extremely different for the style.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three-fingered light khaki head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Black color, faint ruby highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Earthy and chocolate nose and flavor is baked-burnt chocolate with lingering grapefruit hop finish. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of corby112
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown color with slight mahogany edges when held to a light source and a huge 3 finger frothy tan head that has excellent retention, slowly fading to a lasting cap that leaves sporadic chunks of lacing in it's path.

Roasted malt aroma with subtle smokiness and hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee, all balanced out by some earthy hops.

Again the flavor is dominated by a nice roasted maltiness with hints of chocolate, caramel, burnt toast, coffee, oatmeal, toffee and lots of bitter earthy hoppiness, especially for the style. Smooth, creamy medium body that is very well balanced with a nice bitter dry hop finish that counters the rich, smokey/roasted maltiness.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a near opaque mahogany red with a thin sudsy dark khaki head.

S: Chinook hopping provided pungent dry grapefruit and pine hopping.

T: malty, dark roasted coffee backed with a huge grapefruit and pine hopping. The flavor was clean, fading quickly after the swallow. There was some dark chocolate, dried citrus and a very rich roasted backing of bitter black coffee.

M: moderately full, oily with a warm roasted nature, and softly carbonated that made for a pleasant experience. There was a dry pungent grapefruit lacing on the finish.

D: very good, a nice coffee roasted lacing provides for a outstanding flavor and great experience.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,028 ratings.
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