Deadeye Jack - Lonerider Brewing Company

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 01-16-2009

A wandering Lonerider, never staying in one place too long. Deadeye Jack represents our seasonal porter consisting of a strong malty background with hints of roasted chocolate, subtle sweetness and low hop bitterness.
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Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 43
Reviews by notchucknorris:
Photo of notchucknorris
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep chestnut with a half finger tan head. Light dots of lace after each sip.

S: Light roasted malt, freshly ground medium roast coffee, a touch of cinnamon, powdery cocoa and some dirt. I like it.

T: Toasted malt and coffee right away. Fades into some baking chocolate, roasted grain husk, and finishes with some dry dark coffee, a touch of tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. A very nice porter. Holds back on the sweetness without becoming overly dry.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Stcks and Stones Greensboro.Poureda deep chocolate brown with a tinge of ruby,a thinner but well defined ta colored head atop.Aromas of bitter chocolate,roast,and hefty earth,pretty robust aromas.I liked the full mellow mouthfeel,it glided down easily.Flavors are a nice mix of almost raw earthiness and roast mixed with chocolate and some brown sugar sweetness.A well rounded beer,it has everything someone would want in a porter.

Photo of chinchill
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.
A tasty porter with no apparent flaws, plenty of flavor, and very limited burnt or char character. Mainstream; true to style.

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room 12/17/11

Pours a deep black with a thin lacing of white head. The nose features roasted malts and some faint coffee. The flavor is roasty with some faint coffee up front and finished with faint chocolate notes and a decent hop bitterness for balance. This is a medium to full bodied beer that's well carbonated and very smooth.

It's a little one dimensional, but it's spot on for the style. The flavor is balance and the body is close to full, making this a solid beer to have on these cold days.

Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ The Pit (Raleigh, NC) on 12/12/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours black in the glass, with a thin covering of mocha tan foamy head. Retains with mostly some creamy bunching around the edges, leaving a smattering of lace behind. The aroma is sticky in the nose with the tang of chocolate and molasses, along with a dark layer of coffee and roast, which shores up the back of this. Good stuff here, if not a touch light at times.

The taste is burnt and bitter up front with coffee and roasted malts, while some sweet notes of chocolate and caramel pull up the rear of the profile. Firm hops runs through the middle of this, giving off a bitter pop on the tongue. Some moderate roastiness and dry bitterness lingers for quite a bit after each sip. The mouthfeel is overall medium bodied, but there is a fuller sharp prickly feel to the carbonation which spreads out all of those dark flavors around in the mouth. That 6% ABV gives this the right amount of heft for the style.

Well done Porter here, with a spot-on roasty flavor profile and a sharp and hefty feel that really gave this a nice mouth-filling presence. Nice job from these guys.

Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Nice, but subdued roasted aromas of malt and coffee, with some chocolates. Taste is not a huge deviation from the aromas. Smooth and peaty chocolate with some roast malt and coffee. A little thin, but I had this one warmer day so it was real nice and drinkable. One of the better "smaller" beers of the day. Good to see more and more brewers popping up in North Carolina.

Photo of AuburnDude
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Won a GABF Silver. Wow, love this stuff. I wish they produced it year-round!

Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a simple labelled Lonerider shaker pint (couldn't resist).

Creamy three finger head, settling with minimal retention, kind of styrofoam appearance and light tan color. Deep walnut red brown body all throughout, with a large almost blood garnet hue to it.

Boy even in a shaker pint the aroma on this just bursts. Huge amounts of dark cocoa and sweet whipping cream and milk chocolate sweetness. What a chocolate fest. Comes off like a rich thick milkshake, hints of vanilla sweetness as well. Really impressive.

Palate sort of brings everything down to a level playing field and back to earth. Light bodied but thick enough to give some dark roast character. Chewy and husky grains of milk chocolate in the middle. There's a noticeable cola sweetness to this, with also a light kind of body but it's not horribly distracting, but does seem to detract from the exceptional bouquet and flavors hinted on the nose. Creamy tasting finish as well, still managing to give just enough depth away from the cola wet flavors and sensations.

A really impressive porter, that nose just kills me though.

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

Deep, dark brown - opaque, save for a slight bit of caramel light shining through at the bottom. A tall, creamy beige head slowly recedes to a bubbly topping. Roasty chocolate malt and coffee bean aroma...a little char. More mocha-like characteristics in the flavor; just a tinge of burnt malt. Very cocoa-chocolatey. Finishes smooth and medium-sweet with a light dryness. Medium bodied, full flavored, and quite drinkable.

A great example of the style. I don't pay enough attention to these guys...

Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not expecting this beer to be as dark as it was. really a great pour here as the thick dark chocolate colored body is capped by a nice two finger head of tan that streaks the sides with tons of lacing. impressive to say the least.

aroma of roasted malts, deep dark cocoa, hints of molasses like sweetness and a rich and smooth, creamy feel. nice fullness throughout the profile gives way to a wonderfully sweet, roasted and complex flavor that seems to be bigger then the style would have dictated. a really nice finish here is semi sweet with a nice touch of dryness that really worked.

overall a very solid and deep, dark porter. nicely done and really a great example of the style.

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

a: taupe colored finger width head rests on a deep ebony brown beer, average retention

s: good roasty structure if without lots of depth - coffee roast, wood, earthy hops, nice toffee base

m: carbonation smooth, around moderate levels, medium bodied

t: really enjoying the flavor - a toffee base forms the body, holding up chocolate roasted barley, semisweet chocolate, coffee, and an earthy bitterness that accompanies some mild but rich residual sugars into the finish, almost a little milky

d: a solid, easily drinkable porter - not an "a" range beer for me, but I can understand the higher scores

single from WF, Raleigh

Photo of rtratzlaff
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dead Eye Jack is an opaque black body with a decent tan head that sticks a good bit. The body is right on for a porter. Right in between medium to a full mouthfeel. The flavors are dominated by charred roastiness but not overdone. I'm not picking up much hop presence in this beer either, which can be good or bad depending on your likes. Overall, a straight up decent porter.

Photo of CHickman
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had at the Lonerider Brewery. Pours opaque black (no light coming through at all) with a small tan head and decent lacing; smells of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, burnt wood and bourbon. The aroma was really nice, inviting and tasty.

Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, burnt wood, light bourbon, caramel and smoked or smoky oak. Very smooth on the tongue, this goes down real easy and was very enjoyable with a nice robust flavor. Light to no carbonation made for easy drinking to go along with the fairly good taste complexity. Nice use of the malts as this up and coming brewery has a bright future ahead.

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chocolate notes. Light mouthfeel. Semi-dry. Nothing to write home about.

Photo of FloppyDog
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at a brewery tour before they decided to change the recipe and add a healthy portion of coffee to it. (I have tried the new recipe as well, and do not like it quite as much, but it is still delicious either way)

Appearance is dark brown with an inch tall tan head.

Aroma is dominated by chocolate malt, with hints of coffee as well, but much more subdued than the chocolate.

Taste of chocolate malt up front with coffee and possibly brown malt, but I was unsure. Rich medium mouth feel. Hops are very subdued, which I enjoy in a porter.

Overall, awesome when they brewed it heavy on the chocolate malt, and still really good once they added the coffee.

Photo of VaterRoss
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap at Pandora's Pies

Pours a very dark brown/black with some red appearing when held up to light. Nicely colored tan head that clings to the sides. Smell is roasted malt (coffee and dark chocolate) but weak. Taste is coffee, hint of chocolate, and some nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is sadly a tad watery but also has a nice creaminess with medium carb, medium body.

Somewhere between good and average on my scale. I'm not a huge porter fan but this one is quite solid with nothing wrong with it other than being a tad watery.

from notes: 1/31/12

Photo of LouZ
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice pour with two fingers of head, but dissipated quickly. Good aroma and flavor of roasted malt with a layer of smokiness. Very nice porter.

Photo of zeff80
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It was short-lived and left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of chocolate, cocoa and toffee. A slight floral aroma.

T - It tasted quite sweet with a milk chocolate-like taste. There was a mild bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a very tasty porter. I'm glad I grabbed it on my vacation.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Pours a dark black with brownish tint around the edges, low off-white head retains as a bit of lacing.

Chocolatey nose with some smoked malts.

Bready and toasty chocolate flavors, mild bitterness.

Medium body with soft carbonation.

Tasty porter, good body and flavor, would definitely have this again. Not especially unique, but solid.

Photo of route66pubs
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark black. Holding up to a window on a bright, sunny day doesn't allow ANY light through. The small, tan head fades away quickly, leaving a slight lacing across the top of the pour.

Deep malty chocolate abounds in the aroma and follows through very nicely in the taste as well. Just straightforward porter here, folks. And a very nice one at that.

Feels a bit thin in the mouth, but not bad. The carbonation is very nice at the back, though, and that thin front makes way for a rich, robust, thick chocolate feel at the back of the mouth.

Very nice. Very, very nice brew. Even on a warm SoCal spring day, this is a very enjoyable brew, and one I'd happily experience again and again.

Photo of Genghis22
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another fine beer from NC provided to me by Stephen!

A - Pours a nice dark, almost black, brown. There are some ruby highlights when held up to the light, but for the most part, pretty damn dark. There is a nice creamy mocha colored head.

S - Beautifully sweet smells of roasted malt, toffee, cocoa and butter. Faintest hint of vanilla.

T - Spot on for the style. Sweet roasted malt leads into a bitter burnt cofee flavor. The hops then let themselves be known. The aftertaste is more of the cocoa/ coffee flavors with a touch of toffee.

M - Medium to full body. The carbonation is very very fine, but there is a lot of it, very prickily on the tongue. Results in a nice dry finish.

D - A very fine specimen. This is a great porter. The flavor profile and aromas are spot on. The alcohol is completely hidden, and the mouthfeel is nice, even if the carbonation is just a tad high. I would drink this often if it were available.

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an espresso brown color with faint tawny highlights and a creamy tan head that leaves some lacing behind

Smell: Just a ton of chocolate in the aroma with hints of caramel and coffee

Taste: Chocolate and caramel up front, with just a touch of roasty bitterness developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweetness drops down a notch, with some bitter coffee elements adding balance

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Perhaps a tad too sweet and chocolatey, but overall a very nice porter

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Raleigh.

A deep brown, almost black color with some light and a reddish tinge around the edges. A small beige head. The aroma is coffee with a touch of chocolate. The flavor is dominated by a strong coffee presence. It's pretty smooth with a mild bitterness and a good balance. It's got a creamy feel with a nice low carbonation.

Deadeye Jack has lots of flavor (maybe a bit too much coffee for me) but it's still very drinkable and enjoyable.

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

Thanks ucusty!

A - Deep dark brown, almost opaque. Big long lasting mocha head with a little lacing.

S - Chocolate, caramel, toffee, sweet malts. Earthy hops.

F/M - Rich chocolaty malts, lots of bready/toasty flavors. Toffee and caramel. Medium bitterness accentuated by light roasty malts. Medium full bodied, quite full and oily. Moderate carbonation.

D - Quite good and easy drinking. Lightly roasty and full flavored; a very good example of the style.

Photo of hopmonkeyhop
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The winter seasonal from LoneRider brewing. Poured a dark almost black with a medium brown head. Not a pronounced nose, but some hints of dark chocolate and roasted notes. These flavors were also evident upon drinking. Mouthfeel was nicely smooth with little carbonation, robust coffee and chocolate, just wonderful. Very easy drinking and one of my favorite porters.

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Deadeye Jack from Lonerider Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.