Lucky 7 Porter | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
390 Ratings
Lucky 7 PorterLucky 7 Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
24 IBU

Added by lackenhauser on 04-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
390
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
76
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 390 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of Dirtyhands
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head, lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, herbal hops and dark chocolate. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and bittersweet. Ok porter.

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Photo of KomodoDragon
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured black with only a trace of brown head.

Smells the part - nice roasted malt smell - smokiness.

Some roasted flavors - but lots of sweetness. A bit of chocolate and some fruitiness ending in a sugary, tacky finish

Way too carbonated for my liking, really making it a challenge to collect the flavor.

Not a big fan.... needs a little more substance and better mouthfeel IMO.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of asuburbanman
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on Jan 2017 notched on label.
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass

Look- Poured black and mostly opaque. 1 finger tan foamy head with very little lacing that quickly vanished. After that, no head to speak of.
Smell- Sweet and malty. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate.
Taste- Sweet and slightly bitter. Roasted malts and a hint of hops. The alcohol was more pronounced than I would have thought for a 5.8% ABV beer.
Feel- Thin to medium bodied and slightly creamy. Under carbonated.
Overall- I was disappointed. I poured a second bottle to see if it was any better, it was the same. I did get a thicker head from a more aggressive pour but it disappeared just as fast.

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Photo of bret717
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass an almost black color with some dark red tones. The 1/2” head is a tan color and leaves no lacing as it recedes. Sipping creates a few legs and patches of lacing. By mid-way through the beer the ring and some lacing persist and the surface still has a complex thin pattern of foam.

The aromas include a light smokiness and a touch of dark roast from the malt. There’s a bit of dark fruits in the background and just a suggestion of burnt malt character.

The light flavors are much as expected from the nose with some dark roast from the malt and a bit of smokiness. But there’s also some dark caramel sweetness along with chocolate, some coffee and touches of fruitiness. The sweetness is balanced by some light bitterness.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and creamy smooth with soft, gentle but persistent carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the sweetness fades allowing the coffee and chocolate to show a bit before following. At the end there is some dry bitterness from the hops but no sign of burnt character from the dark roasted malt.

This is a drinkable porter and one I’ll keep an eye open for to be able to revisit. The overall balance of aromas/flavors is just complex enough to be interesting but at the same time light, and pleasant enough that one can just sit back, relax and enjoy a tasty porter. While I’d not place it above or in the same class as some of the best porters I’ve tried it is well done.

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Photo of ppvora
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into an ale glass.
Looks: Dark brown almost edging up to a black, 1 finger of head, lots of small and some big bubbles.
Aroma: Malt, malt, malt, sugarcane.
Taste: Malt, chocolate, molasses, lots of hops, and some wonderful smokiness.
Mouthfeel: Some bitterness, but some creme-brulee like feel.
Overall: Loved this porter. Will definitely buy during the cooler months of the year.

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy, off white head that lasted an average amount of time. Average lacing.

S: A pretty underwhelming aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and light hops.

T: Tasted of some light chocolate notes, a lot of roasted malt, a tinge of hops (not as noticeable as it should have been), some coffee (not enough), This is certainly not a particularly dynamic flavor. It's incredibly one-dimensional, with everything focused on its malt content. Kind of unoriginal.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its good qualities, but it ultimately fails. Could have been more interesting.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidloRapid
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of horshamguy
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A--Dark black with some brown tints where light hits it. Big head that withered to nothing almost immediately.

S--Roasted malts, some chocolate.

T--No burnt malts like I was expecting from the nose. Sweet with plenty of chocolate. Tastes like a proper porter.

M--Carbonation is minimal. Coating.

O--A fine representative porter. Tasty and solid.

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Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruves33
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours black, lets no light through.

Overall: The aroma has cherry, coffee, and roasted malts. Luck 7 contains a medium body that starts with a smoky, coffee, taste and finishes with chocolate and mild bitterness. This is a great porter.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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