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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Black w/garnet highlights, this Porter is rich & full flavored with notes of chocolate, coffee & smoke. 24 IBUíS, 5.8% ABV.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2011
This was my first porter and Evolutionís Lucky 7 Porter was a dark brown with a tan thick head that very briefly masked the aroma. However, very quickly I could smell smoke and a lot of it and a trace amount of wood. There is a definite bitterness to this dry beer, but smoke overwhelmed everything to me. There was good carbonation. It finished a bit astringent and overall was not to my liking, but I will be sure to re-rate this after I have a few more beers in this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: Pours a dark brown color with a sturdy khaki colored head and mild lacing. S: A very strong smoke aroma to this beer. Some good roasted malt notes and maybe a bit of dark, bitter chocolate. Maybe a little bit of a soap in there. The smoke really dominates the nose, though. T: Kind of harsh and slightly astringent. The smoke is again at the forefront and really makes up most of the flavor. A decent roasted malt flavor and just a bit of bitter dark chocolate. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a drying feeling on the tongue. D: An alright beer, even with its strong smokiness. Donít know if Iíd want to drink a bottle, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3185) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
pours black with a thick tan head...nice retention and lacing. aroma is pleasantly mild with subtle coffee and cocoa...milky...the faintest hint of dark fruit too. flavor is roasty with a bit of caramel and nice coffee notes...a bit of burnt toffee towards the end. mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style but the finish is roasty and lingers nicely. not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weharvie (40) - USA - JAN 29, 2011
Aroma - roasty Appearance - dark brown color, thick - nice tan head with good retention Taste - burn malt/roast Palate - very nice balance Overall - pleasant porter and not overdone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1533) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Pours a dark opaque brown with a small brown head. A bit of coffee and smokiness in the aroma. Light bodied for a porter, and balanced, with a slightly bitter finish from burnt malts not hops. Finishes refreshing for a porter. Carbonation is medium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a lightly sweet and nutty nose with some dark caramel and chocolate notes with a touch of smoke. Starts with pretty good fullness for the style with a chewy toasted dark caramel malty sweetness and nice dark chocolate flavor with some light peaty smokiness that lingers in the drier finish. A well-balanced, flavorful and drinkable porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8808) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 1/10/10. Pours a dark ruby color with a medium tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart malty notes along with some roast and chocolate. The taste is chocolate, roast, berries, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, but the tartness does seem like its not supposed to be there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
12oz bottle, courtesy of beachbum25. Thanks, Jim! Pours a medium brown color, reasonably clear; thin, fine-bubbled, medium-brown head with light retention and lacing. Plenty of leather, smoke, and ashiness in the aroma: Iíd be hugely surprised if they didnít use smoked malt in this recipe; a touch acrid smokiness overall. Medium mouthfeel; medium carbonation. Medium levels of smoked malt (again, a touch ashy and charred here), along with basic notes of caramel and roast at the core; a very basic porter with some light cola notes present as well. I dig the idea of a subtle smoked malt addition in porters, but I canít imagine that most people find it a happy surprise... Medium finish of caramel, light roast, and a pervasive ashy / acrid smoke note at the very far end of things.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2061) - USA - JAN 8, 2011
Big foamy head. The fairly acrid, yeasty aroma is a problematic, but the flavor compensates for it. It tastes strong and malty - a solid, rich porter. Lucky 7 leaves a nice citrus tingle on the palate. I would get this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gpekar (470) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Poured a clear, dark mahogany brown with a tall foamy light brown head. There were nice red highlights showing in the glass as light passed through. The head left a nice amount of lacing as the head reduced slowly to just a 1/4 inch or so. The aroma was very nice with scents of milk chocolate and caramel malt. There was a nice flavor of anise initially followed by espresso and dark chocolate along with their accompaning bitterness. It was slightly dry with a good finish with flavors of anise and dark chocolate. There was a nice bitterness that faded away gradually. This was a very good porter.


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