Lucky 7 Porter - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12oz bottle.
A- Pours a nice deep dark brown color almost black but not quite. One finger deep tan head shows medium retention. Good streaking lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- Nice smoked aroma to this right off the bat. Nice surprise I suppose. Roasted malts come through next with a coffee like roast in the backing. Hints of chocolate all throughout the aroma gives a nice balance to the bitterness.
T- Roasted malts come through on the front of the beer. This leads to like in the aroma a nice coffee roast with hints of chocolate. Middle of the beer shows a little more of chocolate coming through with a little alcohol flavor. Ending of the beer is a lot of smoke and chocolate not always blending together making for some interesting flavor with each sip. The alcohol does come through a little more each time as the beer warms up.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is low for the style I thought. A bigger roast and hints of chocolate and smoke left on the palate. Aftertaste is some warming alcohol, smoke, chocolate, and light coffee roast. Flavors were not always blended well but I think the smoke was making it hard to blend well. No aftertaste in this beer at all. Light alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This beer was above average for the style just with the interesting smokey aroma and flavor to it. The ABV never really stood out and for this a couple pints of this would be no problem. Well as long as you like the smoke aroma and flavor. A nice shot at the style from Evolution...would buy this one again.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2011 03:26:24 | More by alleykatking
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District of Columbia
3.84/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I am still not 100% sure on how to rate porters, especially with the newer black IPA style. Before getting into the review, in my mind, this tends towards a black IPA.
A: it was a darker bar I tried this in, but pretty black with decent foamy head on the sides, returning in force with a swirl. Slight lack of lacing.
S: sorry for lack of detail here, but... black IPA
T: lack of malt depth, but not so much so to be out of balance with the hops. A roasty, unsweet, coffee-bitter type beer that doesn't offend.
M: just a little light, I think. Carbonation is good, though.
O: I think I produced a comparable beer in feel, maybe close in taste. Granted, I was shooting for a stout.
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 00:32:02 | More by cjgiant
Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.