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Lucky 7 Porter - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Lucky 7 PorterLucky 7 Porter

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246 Ratings

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
24 IBU

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 04-30-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Gambrinus1184, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of matzah
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a May 2012 best-by date into a pint glass.

A: Clear, dark brown pour with 1.5 finger head. Dissipates moderately rapidly. Good lacing.

S: Strong roasted smell with chocolate and a hint of coffee.

T: Standard porter flavors. Nicely roasted malt is strong, but there is an off-flavor. This bottle may have oxidized.

M: Thinner than I would like in a porter.

O: A good porter and worth a try, but it's not life-changing.

matzah, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

fountainofyouth, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

cjbeckman, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of brystmar
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled Dec 2011.

A nice looking beer with pretty good head retention. Malty and bready aroma with a bunch of oxidization too.

Taste begins with plenty of malty sweetness. Can definitely taste the 7 malts they used. Finishes less sweet but not dry like most porters. An ok brew, but there are plenty of better choices out there.

brystmar, Mar 26, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown pour with just a hint of red in it. Extremely large and fluffy very light brown head. Smattering of lacing.

S: Creamy roasted malt with a touch of chocolate and coffee maybe.

T: Pretty much follows the nose. Creamy with mild roasted malt char mainly. Touch of coffee and chocolate. Smoke comes out and lingers a bit in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and creamy.

O: Pretty decent porter, nothing amazing but nothing offensive about it either. Notably creamy and smooth mouthfeel makes it feel bigger than it is. Otherwise a simple porter.

Dope, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pour into a pint glass at the Cantwell's Tavern EVO beer dinner on 2/27/12.

A: Pours a dark brown color. Light tan head. About quarter finger that sticks around for a good while.

S: Roast and toasted malts. Some mild roast coffee notes for sure.

T: There is some coffee bitterness in the tip of the tongue. Then you get chocolate and toffee and more coffee. It's a nice mild roasted coffee flavor, which doesn't kill you with bitterness. Nice easy drinking porter.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

sneth019, Feb 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Beer4Baltimore, Feb 21, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

papat444, Feb 13, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from mdaschaf, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a solid dark brown bordering on black with a good sized off white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smells of light chocolate and brown sugar mostly. Has hints of earth and a slight mineral edge to it. Taste is mostly caramel and brown sugar with only a tease of chocolate in it. There's a hint of oxidation mixed in here with a hint of tart fruitiness and bits of earth and mineral water. Beautiful creamy silky smooth mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation with a medium body. Decent porter but nothing earth shattering here. Oxidation and tartness seem quite out of place here.

johnnnniee, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

MalReever, Jan 23, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter.

A: Dark brown with a one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Malt, chocolate, and coffee.

T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Smokey with an oak-like flavor. Roasted coffee finish.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Kind of thin.

O: Both of these porters were just above average. Nothing special about either one. I think they were pretty comparable - no winner here.

SolipsismalCat, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

pwoody11, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

axman, Jan 02, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Porter pours a healthy light tan head into my Captain Lawrence tulip with some lacing. Dark black in all areas of the glass.

S: Sweet malt , hints of bittersweet chocolate, and coffee. A bit of smoke.

T: Plenty of sweet malt flavors, a bit of smokey wood flavor mixing with a decent sweet malt presence. There is more than I expected in terms of flavor. It is a nice well rounded American porter, appropriately bittered without being overdone.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

O: This is a well made American Porter. Up there in my sessionable porters with Sierra Nevada Porter.

alpinebryant, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jwelsh, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

jatinkee, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

IrishColonial, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

benart, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.