New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter
BA SCORE
3.85/5
1,030 Ratings
New World PorterNew World Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,819
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
63
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,030 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.72/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A - As black as the night itself (okay, dark brown) with a small brown head. No big clumps of lacing, but the entire glass got covered in tiny circles of bubbles.

S - WHOA! It is like being kicked in the face by a cow - a ca-cow. Which is also cacao if you can spell. A bit of burnt malt aroma too.

T - Strong chocolatey malts with a bit of coffee and burnt malt. Aftertaste is some lingering chocolatey-ness with a strong characterless bitterness. After these two fade there is a bit of a taste like burnt bread that lasts even longer.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and chewy. It isn't refreshing.

D - Abominable. Porters should be quaffable. It is bold and potent (as I have come to expect from Avery), but not enjoyable to drink. It's lingering flavors and lack of refreshing palate make this hard to finish. This is the sort of beer that I take one sip, and then I don't want another sip until about two minutes later when the awesome smell makes me think, "Come on, it must be good if it smells like this." Sigh. If only that were true. After I drank most of my glass, it became very easy to drink! Yeah, I will pass on this porter in the future. But don't worry, I've got more Avery brews in the fridge!

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Photo of biggred1
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darkest brown with ruby highlights and topped with a whipped tan head that leaves sheets of sticky lace on the glass. The smell is fantastic, rich roasty malt, chocolate and loads of fruity hops. The flavors are rich chocolate malt fresh roasted coffee and pine sappy bitter hops all in perfect harmony. Medium bodied and smooth. A big flavorful porter that suits me just fine.

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Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: black with beautiful red hues at the bends in the glass. nice mocha colored head and outstanding window lacing.

S: Wow what a balance. Chocolate roasted malt and pungent pine hops.

T: deeply roasted and sweet malt up front followed by a hammer of hop bitterness on the sides and back of the tongue. These are great flavor combonations and I really enjoy the transition from sweet to bitter.

M: Great body, just right. Average carbonation, nicely done. The alcohol is hidden but my gums have warmed up.

D: This beer is really nicely done. The ABV would suggest a great session beer, however, the flavors are so intense that it works perfect as a sipper. I would definitely purchase again.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown, opaque, with a cap of tan foam. Some lacing. Smell is chocolate, roast malt, spicy, earth. Taste starts toasty, roasted elements, semi sweet chocolate, sweetness, then a heavy washing of citric and resin and earthy hop bitterness, very nice. Reminiscent of black IPA. Mouthfeel seems a bit light, and the body doesn't hold up well enough to all the flavor. Seems brightly carbonated which goes well with the hop. Finish is clean, dry and the bitterness is lingering.

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Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of CreekyJarls
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GPHarris
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left thick lace and sheeting throughout. the body was dark black.
s - very malty with a hint of hops. chocolate, burnt malts, coffee.
t - roasted malts with earthy hops.
m - medium thickness. very nice.
d - terrific porter, one of my faves.

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Photo of edchicma
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew started with a great head and dark color...smell was a tad over on the hoppiness scale with very little malt quality. Smell was more that of an IPA. Taste equally was more hoppy than expected....malt was light on the front...nice dry finish though. Mouthfeel was slightly harsh which also affects drinkability. Overall a decent brew but not a great representation of the style.

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Photo of Morris729
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark ruby brown color with a thick and creamy tan colored head that loves to cling to the glass. Nose is sweet caramel and fresh brewed coffee. Medium in body and the taste is sweet milk chocolate followed by notes of bitter dark coffee, tart citrus, and fresh pine. Bitter hop resins remain in a lingering aftertaste. This is a very unusual porter that’s also very tasty. Definitely worth a try if you haven’t had it before.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of litheum94
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a very, very dark brown color with a very thin, tan head. Very little light comes through.

Aromas of coffee and malt dominate, but a faint hint of hops is detectable.

Flavors up front are mostly coffee and malt, with a taste of chocolate coming through in the middle. The finish is a little hard to explain for me. Somewhat like a burnt caramel flavor with that hint of hops coming through again.

A slightly above average porter for me. The hops do give it a distinct flavor, though it doesn't stray too far from that classic porter taste.

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Photo of npendres
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of benzalman
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep ruddy brown, high clarity, with two fingers of stiff beige head. LOTS of lace.

Smell -- Roast malt, citrusy hops, leather, anise. Lots going on, a pleasant surprise.

Taste -- Roast malt, cocoa, faint woodsmoke, grapefruit, pine resin, leather, licorice and anise. Lots goi

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with milder carbonation. Feels good.

Drinkability -- Wow, I'm really impressed. Picked up a single on a whim and this turns out to be an exciting hoppy Porter. Assertive hoppiness and complex roast malt undertones makes for an easy sipper that shames most Black IPA's. I might even like this more than Alpha Klaus, which concerns me...

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Photo of yaksurf
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of McNazz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of riversider76
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the darkest of browns, with a slight redish hue. Thin tan head, with decent retention, and a nice lace. Smell is sweet, but roasted, with a hint of chocolate.Body is thin for a porter. Taste is of is rich, with chocolate, roasted coffee, and a nice smooth, but bittered coffee like finish.Liked this one a lot.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From total wine, poured into a Deschutes pint glass.

A - Pours dark brown with notes of auburn. Nice 2 fingered, dark chocolate head, which dissipates moderately quickly.

S - Chocolate, light roast coffee, and citrusy hops.

T - Chocolate, light roast coffee, citrusy and bittering hops.

M - Well balanced, but a little thin in the mouthfeel.

D - Overall pretty good for a porter style.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, pours a pitch dark black, just the slightest of ruby hues. The head is enormous, a big two inch thick tan head, sticks around for a while, and leaves lots of lacing all over the place, a thick ring around the top. Off to a very good start. The aroma is nice, a little on the faint side, but nevertheless a hefty load of dark, roasted, black, succulent malts, chocolates and dried hops abound. Give it a little more umph, and I'm a huge fan.

The taste didn't shy away at all though. Big black malts, chocolaty goodness in perfect quantity, some coffee to go with it. The hops are in just the right balance, faint and leafy I think. And also faint is some caramel sweetness. The mouth is pretty good, the body medium and steady throughout, good carbonation, and overall makes out for just a really just a great porter.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings
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