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DeadEye Jack - Lonerider Brewing Company

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | 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

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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 39
Reviews by stoutfiend27:
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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle slightly chilled into a dimpled mug...

a-black with a quarter inch tan head that fell quickly....some nice suds left on top....

s-lots of roastyness and coffee up front....the malt really shows up and sweetens things up in the middle...nice background hop character to hold it together...finishes on a dry slightly bitter coffee note..

m-a little thin to me ....reminds me of the robust porters which i always think are a little thin....carbonation was prickly and really helped this brew shine...

d-would have no problem getting through a sixer other than the feeling the morning after...

overall an excllent brew...one of the best porters ive had recently....glad we have more top notch breweries popping up in nc

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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 locckdown
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of twowheelssoar
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -1.5%
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 lzepplin01
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +26.3%
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 VeganUndead
3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev +1%
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 +1.8%
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 +1%
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 Amalak
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rtratzlaff
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
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 +3.8%
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 -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Lantern
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of FloppyDog
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
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 -3.3%
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.

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DeadEye Jack from Lonerider Brewing Company
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