Lucky 7 Porter
Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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American Porter
Ranked #976
Ranked #34,525
3.71 | pDev: 11.86%
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
Lucky 7 PorterLucky 7 Porter
Notes: 24 IBU
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Reviews: 123 | Ratings: 410
Reviews by Gajo74:
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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My third sampling of Evolution Brewing. Excited to try this one considering how much I liked, especially Rise Up Stout, their other offerings.
Poured out of the bottle, it appears dark brown and looks nearly black in the glass. A thumbnail length high head recedes into a creamy film that retains and laces well.
Served cold, it takes a short bit for the aromas to emanate. At first there is a mild roasty quality along with a faint creaminess. However, soon enough, as the drink warms, some nice aromas are unlocked. Most prominent amongst these, is a nice interplay between caramel sweetness and dark chocolate. There is also a nutty and light coffee roast quality. Furthermore, towards the end there are hints of earthy pine resin and even a slight whiff of alcohol.
In the mouth it is fairly smooth and medium to light in body. Very easy to drink and even sessionable. I feel that there is a slight wetness in the mouthfeel and cola like quality. Perhaps some of the nuances from the aroma did not come out as much in the flavor. It consists mostly of roasted malts, coffee and a slightly creamy sweetness. There is a somewhat bold and resiny hops bite in the finish. Decent balance.
Overall, a simple,decent and drinkable Porter.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #37 (Feb 2010):

Big, frothy tan head is tempted to overflow but holds strong; dark leather-brown color sheds no glow for the eyes. Dry cocoa powder, hint of charcoal and used coffee grounds infiltrate the nostrils. Smoothness is nearly silky with a creamy backdrop. Roasty to the hilt but does not pass the point of being too much. Burnt sugar, smoky charcoal, Sumatra-roast coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate all come to mind as the malt drops a bomb on the palate. Hint of alcohol and dark fruit in the middle. Hops are a forethought, yet enough is thrown into the mix to help keep any sweetness in check. Pleasant roasty finish.

Top-notch Porter here: If you put your ear up to this beer, you would swear is quietly cries to be with oysters.

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Photo of Zachior
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We finally put down the hops and gave the malt a chance, and quite successfully! This complex beer shows it's depths in many aspects. The scent is anywhere from molasses to oats to coffee, and keep you coming back for another sift of this loaded brews nose "palette"? (More sweet than smoking imo.) The flavor follows the same pattern, melding into a very solid and singular flavor which you would never guess to be 7 malts if blindfolded! The complexity of the multi-malt combination is there, but doesn't tend to linger, giving you a full impression of it's well encompassed flavor. Incredibly drinkable and it's finish is gone just as fast as they came unfortunately... Sooo another round?

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of FriedSlug
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark beer with a quickly facing head and no lacing. Big roasty malts and bitter coffee in the nose. The taste is very lightly sweet with bitter roasted malt and a coffee taste as well. Thin mouthfeel but not unusual for a porter. Solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of dontpanic5
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours pitch black with a huge tan head. In the nose it's vanilla beans and toasty malts. It tastes very toasty and dark. The aftertaste is especially tasty. The mouthfeel is lacking I think, sort of watery on the aftertaste. Overall, pretty good and enjoyable.

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