Deadeye Jack Porter | Lonerider Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
loneriderbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by wagenvolks on 01-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
138
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
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11
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 47
Reviews by NCBeernut:
Photo of NCBeernut
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown. Holding right up to a lightbulb, it is very bright brown with a deep reddish hue. On top sits a 2 finger khaki head that never quite vanishes like frothed milk on top of a cappuccino after it has been sitting for a while.

The aroma is damn good. All different kinds of chocolate aromas are out in full force, yet in perfect harmony. A touch of fresh roasted grain sits well with the chocolate aromas. As it warms, I get more caramel malt and dark fruit.

The flavor is malty and leans toward sweet. Bitterness is medium for the style but soft. This porter is not at all hoppy - actually I think some of the bitterness is from the roasted grain. A touch of raisiny dark fruit likely from dark crystal malt is subtle but noticable. Roastiness shows up more in the finish. Some chocolate, more noticable when it is cool than warm. Slick but a little creamy like drinking milk. Very good beer, but it reminds me a little too much of a dark Scotch Ale or Doppelbock rather than a roasty Porter. Plenty of body for the gravity keeps it from being thin, but still it's very drinkable.

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Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of locckdown
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.
This is a tasty porter with no apparent flaws and plenty of flavor. It has very limited burnt or char character.
O: Mainstream; true to style.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bexley10
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twowheelssoar
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of Dbonawitz
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tempest
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

All-around solid porter. It's on the sweeter side, though there's a light kick of herbal hops at the end. It's big on creamy chocolate, followed by dark toast and toffee. Worth a try for dark beer lovers.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of Highbury09
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SFNC
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an Abita pint glass. This Porter is very dark brown to black with a slight tan head that disappears about halfway through drinking.

Smell is roasted malts and chocolate. Nice

Taste is very good, chocolate and malt with a slightly bitter finish. Sweet, but just right.

The feel is thin, not too thin and very little fizz present, just right.

Overall, I have had some Lonerider beers previously that while good, did not make me rush to revisit them. This has me looking forward to the next serving. If it's not up there with the great ones (Fuller's Ballast Point, Founders, Great Lakes), it's very close.

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Photo of lzepplin01
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, chocolate, some notes of coffee. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, light coffee, not getting much of the chocolate apparent in the aroma. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of AuburnDude
5/5  rDev +26.6%
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!

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Photo of nick_perry
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a bubbly tan head that doesn’t linger too long. Solid dry malt quality and a nice, lacey finish. Nothing too complex, but again, a solid brew, Lonerider rarely disappoints.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 13tido
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Beejay
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark black with brown peeking through when held to the light. A creamy dark tan head on top.

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, and a hint of chocolate.

T: Roasted malt, caramel, and perhaps a hint of smoke in the finish. Somewhat lighter in flavor than the smell would have lead me to believe.

M: Medium to medium light, moderate fine carbonation, and a touch of a tannic linger. The mouthfeel is a touch on the watery side for me.

O: Overall not bad, but I was expecting a bit more from this brewery. It's good, but it's not excellent.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Deadeye Jack Porter from Lonerider Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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