Lucky 7 Porter | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Lucky 7 PorterLucky 7 Porter
BA SCORE
53.6%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 392 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
Ranking:
#30,957
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
392
Liked:
210
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
11.99%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
76
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 392 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of BillOettinger
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of Marraybay
1.7/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

From a semi-local brewer: was hoping for a bit more. No real sweetness in this for me; Fairly boozy and bitter: a bit harsh. Will cellar for a bit and revisit, but at this writing, not a fan.

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1.75/5  rDev -52.3%

Photo of IdrinkGas
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Lare453
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Spiral517
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Collinc7238
2.11/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of vacax
2.29/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.31/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Dirtydee5
2.54/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mactrail
2.61/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Dave1999
2.77/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of bcsbeer
2.97/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of orangesol
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of avalon07
3/5  rDev -18.3%
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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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of DonFrap
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 53.6% out of 100 with 392 ratings
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