Deadeye Jack Porter by Lonerider ends the long string of IPA reviews with a dark, chocolaty treat. First off, I’ve got to give a shout out to the badass artwork on the can. Beer bottle/can artwork has really stepped it up over the past few years. Some of my favorite works of art are located on beer containers. The can is like a little da Vinci wrapped around an even more precious masterpiece… Beer! Enough about the beer wrapper… Let’s get to the main event…
Deadeye Jack pours a deep, dark brown with a creamy, bubbly head. The aroma is predominately chocolate with light hints of coffee and toasty sweetness. I’m definitely getting visions of a bakery/donut shop when I breathe this one in.
As far as the flavor goes, this is truly one of the chocolatiest beers I’ve ever tasted. The dark chocolate is complimented by toasted malt notes and a mild sweetness. This porter finishes with a light burst of hoppy citrus and bitterness that balances the profile and cleanses the palate. For being depicted so harshly on the can, Deadeye Jack is a sweetie pie at heart. I immediately regret saying that…
Overall, I’m a HUGE fan of this porter. The flavors are very well balanced, and the chocolaty character is one of the richest I’ve ever tasted (stouts included). You may not be an outlaw before trying this beer, but it goes down so smoothly that you may be one after. Pair with rib eye or skirt steak. THE END.
- Appearance: Dark brown
- Aroma: Chocolate, light coffee, toasty sweetness
- Flavor: Toasted malt, dark chocolate, mild hop citrus & bitterness
- Mouthfeel: Medium
- ABV: 6.0%
- Size/Price: 6pk 12 oz. / $8 – $10
- Score: 89