Lucky 7 Porter - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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2.28/5 rDev -37.5%
Pours fairly black with a moderate tan head with good retention and unspectacular lace. Smells of fruit (apples, peaches), smoke, phenols, and adhesives. Tastes smokey, phenolic, with a bit of fruit esters and an ashy cookielike finish. Major DMS and phenolic off flavors. Body is medium, a bit high on the carbonation to pick up any thickness which would be nice on a porter. Not too drinkable considering the harsh nose and off-flavors.
04-23-2010 04:22:30 | More by vacax
District of Columbia
2.28/5 rDev -37.5%
From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 3/3/11
A: 2.5 finger head on a good pour. Dark brown to lighter black in color. No substantial lacing to speak of.
S: Pork fat and soy sauce. It's coming off like a rauchbier, and not in a good way. Funky - no hints of malt or hops. This one may be infected.
T: It's like drinking a nickel dipped BBQ smoker. Hints of metal and large quantities of liquid smoke overload the palate. As it warms a bit, I do get a little bit of chocolate malt, but we're talking minor traces.
M: Lighter then what I was looking for out of this one. It's average, but nothing special.
O: I had this one on tap back in October and though I didn't take any notes (and was rather inebriated), I'm 110% positive it was an entirely different (and signifigantly better) experience.
I'm under the belief that this bottle is infected - I questioned writing this review. After deliberation, I felt it was the right thing to do. I can vouch that it had been stored properly in both my own cellar and the shop where I purchased it. If in fact I'm correct and this is infected, I'm sure Evo wants to know.
I will certainly give this one another try, as Evolution Craft is one of my favorite up and comers. It's just too bad there might be others out there trying this for the first time and judging Evo soley on an infected batch.
03-04-2011 20:34:08 | More by Rhettroactive
2.6/5 rDev -28.8%
Very anemic dark swill. Quite foamy in the glass, coarse mouthful of bubbles. Seems like the flavor has been wrung out, like making coffee with yesterday's grounds. Dry, sourish taste dominates. Aftertaste is the best thing about it, a dark roasted malt with just a hint of bitterness. Doesn't smell like much, but then the nose has some kind of dishwater to it. Where the flavor hits the back of the throat it's leftover burnt oatmeal.
I haven't tasted anything else from this brewery so I don't know if it's a representative sample or not. Bought at a quite upscale beer and wine store in Fredericksburg, VA.
07-20-2011 04:42:39 | More by mactrail
2.73/5 rDev -25.2%
Pours pitch black with a small white head.
The smell is a kind of burning smell,roasted malts, seems to fade as the beer warms.
The taste is roasted bitter coffee, with an orange flavour coming through in the after taste.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin with medium carbonation.
Not a fan of this beer at all, I enjoyed evo's ipa but this beer is pretty close to a drain pour. Glad I only bought a single.
04-02-2013 00:08:12 | More by Dave1999
3.06/5 rDev -16.2%
Thanks to local, in-person trader, tone77, tonight is shaping up to be an evening of porters and stouts! As a self-avowed hophead and a CANQuester (TM), these sorts of things help to keep me grounded and well-rounded. Otherwise, I might just sit around and suck down hoppy beers from a CAN all the time and what fun would that be?
From the bottle: "a PORTER brewed with 7 lucky malts".
My aggro pour created a fizzy two fingers of deep-tan head with limited retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown, but in this case, there was zero light penetration. Nose was smoky, but not as intense as my previous porter. This seemed to also be imbued with a grassy hoppiness. Mouthfeel was a bit prickly, slightly overcarbonated and the taste was slightly acidic, more in keeping with the English tradition. I definitely got a lactic acid bite from it. Finish was semi-dry and the tartness lingered well after the swallow. I would classify this as more towards an English Porter and the previous beer as an American Porter. Oh well. One of these was plenty, no matter what the style.
05-29-2013 00:39:52 | More by woodychandler
3.15/5 rDev -13.7%
This is a solid beer. However, there really aren't any outstanding characteristics. It is an easy drinking porter but it's a little watered down. I like my porters with more body and a fuller head. Great starter porter. And It does have a decent nose.
06-23-2012 17:23:03 | More by Sully
3.18/5 rDev -12.9%
Part of a haul of beer my parents bought me on their way back from Florida.
Poured from a 12oz. bottle with 2012 notched but no month notched.
Appearance: Pours a cola brown with an average head and some lacing.
Smell: Charcoal, roasted coffee, toasted malt and a sweet nose.
Taste: Cold coffee, some sweet toffee but not much else.
Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation, smooth and not bad though certainly no porter robustness.
Overall: Doesn't stand out. A weak porter IMO.
02-13-2012 12:17:12 | More by papat444
3.2/5 rDev -12.3%
12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass. Another wonderful gift from THECPJ. Cheers, Shane!
A - Pours a jet black with a decent khaki-colored head that eventually recedes to a thick haze. Really nice retention, leaves some soapy lacing.
S - Very smoky, with a generous dose of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Surprised by the smokiness in this, more like a Rauchbier.
T - More dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, and...ham. Yep, really smokey and sweet, tastes like a glazed smoked ham. Not a bad thing, this would be great for a Rauchbier-beginner, but not at all what I was expecting.
M - Medium-bodied with fairly crisp carbonation. Nice and smooth.
O - Not bad, I finished the bottle without problem, despite not being in the mood for "smoke". Not sure what to make of this, reading other reviews there seems to be some mention of a smoky beer, whereas others make no mention of it. What is this beer supposed to taste like?
03-24-2011 04:19:26 | More by jsanford
3.23/5 rDev -11.5%
Evolution Lucky 7 Porter isn't so great. It's not unpleasant but is a bit watery and flavourless
A: Black colour and a huge 3 cm head that lasts really well. 4.5
S: I smell yeast, but the maltiness is not that evident here. 3
T: Malty with some acidic qualities and a little bit of sweetness. The maltiness is subdued and a little disappointing. 3
M: A bit thin. 3.5
09-27-2012 01:18:24 | More by vandemonian
Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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