robgibbens (387) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lucky 7 Porter pours black. The head fizzles quickly. There is a freshness to the aroma. It’s mildly coffee-like. The brew is bitter and dry. The alcohol is apparent but not that intense. The roasted malt follows through and lingers. Not great in my book, but not terrible either. Drinkable.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour. The nose is slightly herbal with a bit of light chicory character. There is a distinct dusty yeastiness and a little bit of autolysis that I could definitely do without. Meh - it’s really not all that great.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, light tan head. Aroma of light cocoa, coffee, smoke, and roasted malt. Flavor is smoke, molasses, light espresso, and dark dried fruit.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a nice porter that poured black with slight red hue on the head that didnt latst for long. The porter was smooth and the cc&s notes were not overwhelming. I would say there was more chocolate than anything else.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my first porter and Evolution’s 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.
brokensail (9825) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. Don’t know if I’d want to drink a bottle, though.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
weharvie (40) - USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.