New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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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

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Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

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Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,029
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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27
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63
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Photo of bsuedekum
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone IRS glass.

A - Pitch black with little head and little carbonation.

S - Tame aroma with burnt bread or toast coming through the most.

T - Typical porter taste with a strange aftertaste that I'm having a hard time placing. The initial taste is better than the finish. Similar to a dry stout up front, but the bitter linger isn't something I care for a lot.

M - Thin I feel for a porter.

O - For a common off the shelf porter it's a better than average one, but not by much. A good beer by Avery, but they have many better ones.

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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 Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes are recent.

I'm doubting this beer's claims as a porter from the start. Nearly pitch-black, it's not like any porter I've seen before. A tan head grows to one finger in height. Retention is good, as it never really goes away after it drops just a little. Lacing is left in plenty down the glass, patching with some legs almost until it reaches the bottom.
This one's roasty, with a bit of char to it. There's some chocolate as well. It's also quite piney. While the porter claim is suspect, now I'm sure it's on 'dem newfangled black-type hybrid malty IPA-type thangs. Bitterness lingers on the palate, though in the flavor the char takes a bit too hard an edge into the finish. Otherwise, it's quite enjoyable.
This one's nice and smooth, the body a nice, deep medium verging on full. There's a good creaminess to it that makes for easy drinking, though crispness isn't neglected.

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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Beaver13
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The New World Porter poured an opaque midnight black. It had a monstrous brown head that had good staying power and laced the glass.

The aroma is chocolate and fruity hops with a touch of fig.

The taste is chocolate malt, with some big bitter hops, and a hint of citrus. Some figs come out as the beer warms. It has a strong burnt, chalky, slightly metallic taste/mouthfeel that mellows some with time. If not for this, this would be a top notch brew.

Overall this is a very different/interesting brew. It's kind of an IPA and porter mix.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass. More lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted coffee, pine, and smoke.

Taste: Taste is along the same lines as the scent. A little lingering bitterness and ash in the end of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: Pretty nice black ale. A little more hop presence like others and some creaminess would have been nice, but I'm happy overall.

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Photo of PorterLambic
2.07/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A beautiful label does not make a great beer. Too bad, this label is very nice.
Pours a rich, dark, deep ruby red, almost brown but not quite. Good head and good lace.
Smell is hoppy with just a hint of roasted malt and nothing else.
Taste is like a weakly flavored porter mated with an IPA. Just hops, a slight hint of toasted malt and some coffee hint in the aftertaste. And noticeable alcohol. No complexity, no balance.
Mouthfeel: medium body, effervescent on the front of the tongue.
Drinkability: If you want a porter, get something else. Should be labeled a dark IPA. Would be more accurate, surely. (I know, don't call you Shirley.)

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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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