New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

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Reviews:
500
Ratings:
1,028
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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25
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63
For Trade:
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Photo of KarlHungus
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a brownish-black color. The head is a inch and a half in height, frothy, solid, and light tan in color. Lacing is thorough leaving rings all the way down the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt, graham crackers, cream, and a hint of milk chocolate and grapefruit. The taste is quite bitter for a porter. There is some roasted and burnt malt flavors present, but they are dominated by a bitterness that lingers though into the finish and long afterward. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a decent porter, but I do not think I will buy it again. There are so many great porters out there that there is no need in drinking one that is just decent.

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

A - Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head.

S - Subtle roasted malts and chocolate, but a pleasant aroma.

T - Taste is very roasty malts and a decent hop bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate notes, but those are pretty subtle. Actually a little more hoppy that I would prefer, but still tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finishes earthy and dry.

O - Solid porter. More intense roasted malt than some of my favorite porters, but still quite good.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a two finger mocha shade, settling to one finger after a while. As it fades, lots of webbed lacing remains on the glass.

S: The tone this one takes in general is "hops first, porter second", with plenty of earthy, lemon, pine, and grapefruit notes emanating from the hop profile. As it warms up, a faint amount of roasted barley and chocolate appear.

T: The hops here are front loaded on the palate, opening with flavors of lemon and pine. The midtaste and finish sees an increase of roasted, coffee-forward notes along side an upsurging 'ping' of hop bitterness. Granted, I let this one sit in the fridge for 2 months before opening (and God only knows how fresh it was when I picked it up), but this is a bit more balanced than I was assuming.

M: On the lighter side in terms of texture without being watery. The finish has a pleasant drying sensation, as well. Easy to drink.

O: Even with a few months on it, it's pretty damn good - or maybe it's pretty damn good BECAUSE it has a few months on it? Not sure. Would buy again, though; one of the more successful robust porters I've had in a while.

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

Not as good as Fuller’s but still a great Porter. Pours a very dark brown/black with a thick light brown head. Thin, spidery lacing throughout. The aroma is roasty with hops and cocoa. Medium-bodied with a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavors. The finish is roasty and lightly hopped and lasting. I liked this one.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with some rubyish glow about the edges and bottom when up to a strong light. Thin, but lasting cap of sandy browned, creamy soft and smooth foam. Nice lacing in lots of broken spotting and a few bigger strings being connected.

Aroma is fair and chocolatey with a dry sense of cocoa. Dried green grassy hops add some interest.

Flavor is a two fold realm of drying flavors; first with the grassy green hops which are semi pungent in a herbal-like bitterness and fairly prevalent. That hops stay to the forefront for good length while the finish only brings out the dry chocolate/cocoa enough to take a moment away from the hoppy profile. Which in this case was a bit unbalanced in flavors for me. Would've liked to have gotten some more sweeter chocolate and perhaps some coffeeness out of it, but non was to be found or had with these two bottles. A tiny amount of blackened/burnt malt notes sift through real late in the finish.

Feel is about medium, fairly smooth, well carbonated with an overall drier tone to its character and a dry grassy hop bite and nudge thats always present.

A bit unbalanced on the dry hopped end in flavor, but still a favorable porter all around.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

4.5 A: Really dark brown, approaching black, with a creamy-looking mocha head that stays around for a while. Tons of lacing.

4.0 S: Big chocolate aroma. Roasted nuts and, to a lesser extent, coffee. Smells balance between hops and malt characters.

3.5 T: Chocolate big again. Hoppier than expected, but really tasty. Some nut is there, but much less than the smell would suggest.

4.0 M: Very creamy and smooth. Carbonation isn't overbearing.

4.0 D: You wouldn't have to ask me twice if I wanted another one. Flavor stays throughout the experience.

This is my second Avery beer. I'm glad I didn't give up after being disappointed by the first one. Great brew and I look forward to trying more.

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Photo of Domvan
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Thin body, small head
Smell - Roasty malt aroma
Taste - Thin chocolate roastiness
Feel - Thin mouthfeel
This beer is a great example of a porter and as a big fan of Avery it definitely doesn't let me down

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Photo of argock
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass Donegal mug. No frehsness date. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.70.

A: Very dark brown with ruby edges and solid 1-2 finger light beige head with good retention and scattered scallops of lacing.

S: Very hoppy aromatics with citrus, floral, tobacco, and pine layered on sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted maltiness.

T: A delicious and underrated porter with substantial dark maltiness, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate countered with orange, pine, and some floral and leafy hops aromas that provide a contrast of sweet and bitter in every taste. Enough porter shines through, and the hoppiness is not harsh or way over the top but significant. This is a unique porter for it's combination of sweet chocolate maltiness and bitter, floral hoppiness. A great flavor profile.

M: Feel is very good with medium-full body, medium carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Aftertaste is lightly mineral at first followed by sweet chocolate then with black coffee and tobacco hops in the finish.

D: A superb hoppy American porter to keep you from getting bored with the same old sweet or midl porters -- grabs with both serious sweetness and bitterness in one package. A really good beer from Avery.

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Photo of cokes
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First off. This is a positively gorgeous looking beer. Very black, with ruby edging. Large, fluffy tan head retains and laces as well as any.
Aroma of charred pine.
Hops figure prominately in the taste. They tout the dry hopping on the label. Piney, with touches of citrus. This rests upon a solid burnt background. Just a touch of chocolate, then a return to highly roasted coffee. Tasty, but not all together. I am getting some out of place citric sourness, and burning tar flavors as well. Still, it tastes like a good porter.
Body is fairly light. It really holds this beer back. Thicken this one, and now we are talking.
Easy drinking, session porter.

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

Had this on tap at the Tria in Rittenhouse Square in Philly during Philly Beer Week. Met Adam as well. Review from notes.

A good, hoppy porter. Chocolatey, a touch of citrus, and roasty. Finishes dry. The hops is perhaps a bit much for a porter. I guess I'm just used to English porters.

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

Name says porter but Avery advertises it as a pioneers take on black IPA. Bold statement but can this beer back it up.

Pours a couple shades away from black mahogany highlights glinting all over the glass. Small half finger tan head but with good retention that keeps through most of the drink. Rather spotty lacing for something that should be full of hops. Still a nice looking beer.

Aroma is of dark chocolate and roasted malts but with obvious hop character, mostly tropical fruit and grass, likely dry hopped with citrus hops that changes a bit with the malt backbone. Little muted but pleasant.

Taste is initially centered on the roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate with some nuttiness but then followed by a rather big gasp of pine and grapefruit hops. The bitterness isn't so big but it comes in refreshing then dries away as the malts come back in to provide balance.

Adequate carbonation and mouth feel, dries nicely but the bitterness is quite muted for a dark IPA, this drinks more towards the black ale side of the spectrum.

Very smooth, flavor hides the ABV well. This is a great porter for those that like hops. Malty sweet yet hop variety in all the right places. Revolutionary black IPA no, good beer, yes.

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Photo of jsh420
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

pours dark dark brown almost pitch black with a huge tan head with small tight bubbles that had great retention and left lacing all down the glass

smells of fruity hops and roasted chocolate

taste - is great lots of hops - reminds me a little of alpha klaus - call me crazy but the combo of roasted chocolate caramel malt mixed with the fruit from the hops give it a blueberry flavor??

mouthfeel is a tad thin - light body decent carbonation very smooth and somewhat creamy

drinkability is out of this world - the body might be a little thin but that is ok because now i can drink multiple bottles

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Photo of wedge
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark brown with a big lumpy foam head and sheets of lacing that stay plastered to the glass. Rich roasted sweet chocolate and coffee aroma with a solid hoppiness. Very flavorful roasted black malts followed by burnt chocolate. Nicely sweet and creamy with a dry finish and oh so very drinkable.

Wow, very nice! A very impressive robust porter...its too bad I only got one.

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

Reviewed 2/19/08. Bottle. Dark black with a light tan head. Smells of coffee, roast. Taste of coffee, roast, vanilla, nuts, chocolate. A classic porter. The palate is heartier than I'd expect for a porter. Like all Averys, very drinkable and very enjoyable. An excellent session beer!
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/10
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/10
Overall: 15/20
3.8/5

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Photo of hopdog
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one form a 12oz bottle.

This one poured a dark black color with a huge sized tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee with chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and a coffee finish. Standard porter profile - nothing really stood out either good or bad (does that make it good then?).

Notes from 2/16/05

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a deep dark ruby-brown with two fingers of frothy tan head.

Aroma of sweet malts, hops, and a touch of dark fruits.

Tastes of caramel, molasses, roasted malts and vanilla. Finish is hoppy but also has a slightly bitter chocolate to it.

Medium mouthfeel, smooth and lightly carbonated.

A good drinker and a nice American porter from Avery.

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

A very nice example of a porter on the robust side of the scale. Poured quite dark, even for a porter. Aroma was dark chocolate, not-quite coffee and a charcoal-ish roasted malt. Full and slightly creamy mouthfeel, jam-packed with roasted malt flavors. Nicely bittered, and, according to the bottle, dry hopped. Finish was strong and clean. Had this with pot roast and mashed potatoes, and it was a perfect pairing.

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Photo of arizcards
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at AJ's at the end of October for $1.79.

Beer poured a dark brown with ruby undertones. The tan head was two fingers on the pour and sustained long after. Nose is somewhat present, of toasted sweet malts. Taste is well balanced between the roasted chocolate malts and the dry hop bitter finish. Beer is sweeter than usual for the style. Mouthfeel is almost perfectly smooth, perhaps because of the amount of time is sat in my fridge. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very nice porter that I plan on trying again!

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Photo of pkalix
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really nice color- almost a transparent dark mahogany with a creamy film of sudsy tan on top.
smells very hoppy! I prefer my porters more traditional than this and I am beginning to feel about all the Avery beers as I do sam adams- they are all very similar. sam adams makes different styles, but they all taste the same. almost the same here with Avery.
2nd pour produces a two finger layer of beautiful head! beautiful head!!! tiny micro bubbles almost layered underneath the creamy tan on top. very pretty brew!
tasting the malts, kind of roasted. some chocolate/cocoa. a little bit of caramel. hop bitter on the sides of the tongue as it finishes. very nice taste; the malt to hop ratio is very balanced and the brew is enjoyable.
overall, it's good! i'm a little apprehensive in grouping Avery with sam adams but I do see a similarity in many of their beers. and I love the label on this one!!!

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Photo of garymuchow
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure why took to long to get this one. This is part of several Avery products I recently purchased.
Pours with a luscious thick and creamy head and seems reasonable heavy even before sampling. Very dark with garnet highlights in light. Lacing of the head upon settling.
Aroma has a distinct yeast quality that is nearly as strong as the roasted malt. Some coffee and a little chocolate. Mild hop quality sharpens the aroma some.
Rich porter flavor that hints on being too sweet. Nicely balanced with the hoppy flavor (appearing second actually) and the bitterness (which cut that sweetness right as it approaches the excess mark). Long finish with both hop and malt bittereness and dryness. Nice grassy hop flavor.
Fully moderate feel. Again rich, but cutting off just in time. Creamy and smooth carbonation.
Pretty big, in a richness way cuts final score a tad. But the flavors are good and it's an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at Avery's tap room while attending the BA social held there 04/19/14.

Deep brown body with a thin, persistent head. Smell consists of dark roasted grains with cocoa and vanilla. The taste mirrors the aroma. Medium bodied; smooth mouthfeel.

A very respectable porter that isn't overly rich in flavor or feel yet is entirely tasty and drinkable. Satisfying.

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

Avery New World Porter on tap at Mahaffey's Pub in B'more, MD, served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very brown, bordering on black. Decent head, good lacing and retention. A better-than-average-looking porter.

Smell: Intense roastiness, some faint chocolate. Farm-fresh dairy and aromas of barely-cooked eggs.

Taste: Seaweed salad! Very unique taste, love it. Sugars and milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, full flavor.

Drinkability: High! Goes down easy, not too filling. Tasty.

I'm usually not a big fun of regular porters but this one won me over. A beautiful balance of taste, mouthfeel and aromas.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.
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