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Lucky 7 Porter | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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394 Ratings
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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:
#32,299
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
394
pDev:
11.99%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
76
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 394 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of brocktune
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of victory4me
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard shaker.

Pours jet black, almost opaque. Held to the light and there is glimmer of light passing through. Big three finger head, which I like for a porter and leaves behind gobs of lacing. Huge roasty aroma, burnt coffee and a bit of bitter chocolate.

Taste is nice, lots of bold roasted flavors with hints of smoke and char. Finishes sweet with borderline vanilla notes. The taste is above average, but I cannot help feeling that the taste is effected by the lack of body. Very thin mouthfeel for the style leaves a lot to be desired.

The thin mouthfeel is the difference between this being an upper-echelon porter and a decent one. This is a good beer and one that I intend to purchase and drink again. First beer from Evolution and it certainly was not a disappointment. Solid.

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Photo of jmfc8237
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Poured into a 22 oz. chalace at Bethany Blues in Lewes DE. Opaque black color with a chocolate head that loomed a thin lace without much staying power. Head retention seemed a little drab but that is probably due to a very lazy pour. What head is visible leans toward a very expresso like foam. Warming up the nose gives off some dark chocolate and slightly smoked coffee. I rather like this combination of dark roasted malt and sweet choc aroma. Tasted a bit thin as I have read about in previous reviews and I must agree. I am a fan of all things EVO but this one left me a bit unsatisfied. The body could have been improved and for such a handle on aroma I was surprised to find it lacking in that department. The flavors are of intense charred grist and coffee. Midway down a slurry of dark choc and raspberry play with a very bitter hop profile that nums the palate and has almost a chilling effect on your tongue. I love it!! Overall its a big beer witha

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Photo of dtivp
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown with a one finger tan head that faded quickly into thin ring, very little lacing.

Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and hints of chocolate.

Taste followed the nose with toasty malt, dark coffee and a slight caramel sweetness.

Mouth Feel was very thin body, watery with moderate carbonation and a dry after taste.

Overall this would have been a nice porter if it had some thickness ad creaminess.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ppvora
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
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 smithj4
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dope
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of Vogt52
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gurn13
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a tulip glass. the beer pours a dark cocoa brown color with fizzy beige head that fades immediately after completing the pour.
Aroma is sweet chocolate malt with some brown sugar and a bit of toffee. No hops nor any booze is apparent on this malty beer.
First sip reveals a silky smooth texture with a minimal gently rolling carbonation that makes the beer easy to drink.
Flavor is what nose predicts with all malt flavors. Chocolate and brown sugar dominate with a bit of roast in the background. Not any hops to be found on the flavor profile either.
This beer has no booziness and drinks very easy. A decent porter with no flaws. It isnt mindblowing but i am enjoying drinking this tonight.

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Photo of DeadGuyRising_54
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A lighter porter, good enough to drink two, accompanies Jack Daniels quite well. Advisable, yet not that repeatable . . .

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Photo of Skabiski
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OGShotzy
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masterson89
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fritzparker
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfoltz53
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of greyghost86
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of argock
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into Duvel tulip. Enjoy by Mar 2011 notched on label. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.80.

A: Very dark brown with beige highlights and tan 1-2 finger head with good retention and very nice lattice of lace.

S: Mostly roasted malt, light chocolate and coffee notes, tobacco hops finish the aroma

T: Not overly sweet, heavy on the roasted malt flavor, light caramel is knocked down by black cold coffee and bittersweet chocolate. A bit of cigar ash tobacco hops in the finish which grows a bit with the chocolate with warming.

M: Good body for the style, no more than medium with low carbonation and slick overall feel.

D: A pretty good porter that hits the style solidly on target. No big flourishes except for the tobacco ash hops bit, which I didn't care for much. Otherwise, a very solid brew.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwshelton2
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nrpellegrini
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.

A dark brown color with an off white head, pours a little thick/ creamy. Thin head just laces the top and then the sides. Sweet malts up front with coffee and smoked flavor, finishes really smooth and creamy. Towards the end the malts tend to get a little sour. Drinks much easier and thinner than poured. Mouthfeel is nice no bitter are burnt aftertaste. Really drinkable, I love all the malts.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer has a fizzy, low profile, light tan head that quickly dissipates once the carbonation bubbles out. The beer itself is a dark, deep, molasses coloring, almost black. Aromas of chocolate, subtle roasted notes, hints of coffee bitterness, nutty sweetness, and a subtle toffee rich character. You really have the let the carbonation fizzle out before you can get down in there on the nose. Flavors are rich and roasted forward, with bittersweet baker's cocoa forward, subtle toffee notes, hints of coffee and cream, and earthy tones. The body is extremely light and effervesced by the enormous amount of carbonation. There is a subtle chocolate and toffee aftertaste that lingers through the crisp, clean, effervesced and bubbly finish. Tasty beer.

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Photo of jdw275
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 394 ratings
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