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Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Brent on 11-08-2001

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Reviews: 397 | Ratings: 899
Photo of Gajo74
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown and nearly black opaque color; a thin ring like and slightly tan lace retains throughout. The first sniff is of dark fruit, then, nutty, vanilla, wood and a lighter coffee roast. The taste has a surprising mild to moderate hops bitterness that sometimes detracts from the maltiness. However, I do taste the roasted malt, nutty and coffee like qualities. The sweetness comes out in the finish, it is a vanilla sweet and a zesty almost citric like feel. The aftertaste is dry and bitter. The body is smooth and medium, close to light. Perhaps a bit thin for a porter.
An easy to drink porter. I love the title, but, it is not as robust as it implies and the balance is perhaps slightly too skewed on the hops side. However, it is a good and flavorful beer.

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Photo of braker649er
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I quite enjoyed this one. The highlight for me was a rich, dense, malty flavor--some grain and chocolate and not a lot of fuss other than that (not super boozy or vanilla-rich or sweet, just well balanced between grainy and chocolate). Nice head and color. I found the smell just very slightly metallic and not selling the flavor as well as it deserved. Overall, a solid porter, though--enjoyed it!

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Photo of dditto2
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark chocolate color with moderate head and lacing of a slightly off white chocolate color. Smells sweet chocolatey malts, mild coffee, slightly roasty. Tastes sweet, roasted chocolate malt, balanced bitterness, quite a bit of flavor. Goes down smooth and slightly creamy. Overall this is a great beer I am glad I picked up. I just pounded this beer for this review and ready for a few more. Porter is one of my favorite styles and this does not dissapoint.

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Photo of JayQue
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with plenty of ruby highlights throughout the glass. Big light brown head with good retention and plenty of filmy rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt and milk chocolate. Taste is very good. Roasted malts, a little bitterness and plenty of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium in richness and very smooth like a milk stout with some lactose present. A good porter, goes down easy and is quite satisfying.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany good caramel colored head that lasts for a while some lacing around the glass once head reseeds about 1/4" head remains
Smell sweet chocolate roasted malts some coffee smell does not stand out as much as I expected
Taste dark roasted taste some chocolate little smoked flavor good flavor profile on this beer
Feel very creamy and smooth I liked the way in it kind coated my mouth.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer, I was not expecting it to be as good as it was.

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Photo of creepinjeeper
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color of a Hershey bar sets the tone for this beer. Chocolate dominates the look, the smell and the taste of this porter. Slight hint of roasted malt, but its mostly sweet milk chocolate. Smooth and highly drinkable. I wish this had shelfspace in Chicagoland.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a standby, go to, classic, solid porter, probably their best consistent beer aside from Wulver. Dark, slightly roasty, smooth, and almost sessionable (the ABV is now lower than is listed here).

I can't decide if this or Founders porter is my favorite, but since they're both available in abundance, that's a good problem to have.

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Photo of FLreviewer
4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unlike all these pretentious crafty guys, I drank this straight out of the bottle. (Gasp!). I couldn't tell you the color of the head or even the exact color of the beer. It was recommended by the owner of Cobb's General Store in Ft. Pierce, FL, because I am a porter lover. Although the label says "robust porter", I found it to be a rather light-tasting porter, which was very enjoyable straight out of the bottle in 87 degree heat, while still sitting in front of a fire. Very pleasant flavors but light enough where you could drink 3 and not feel like you ate a loaf of bread. Highly recommend.

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Photo of mr-jj
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pair of snifters from a 12 oz bottle brought back from NYC.

Color is dark brown with a thick, rich head. Good lacing. Smell is roasted malts with light coffee and cocoa nibs. Flavor is similar It's a very good porter.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this beer is a very dark brown color with a nice tan, light brown head that is about an thick when first poured that eventually settles to a thick being lining the inside of the glass along with a nice surface coating film layer of foam and pretty good lacing. Aromas of roasted caramel and chocolate malt sweetness and a slight bit of hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with roasted caramel and chocolate malt sweetness along with some oatmeal notes that are all rounded out with some nice hop bitterness. Has a slightly crisp, but mainly smooth, creamy, and frothy medium to full bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Has a clean, roasty finish. Well qoeth a try and spot on for the style I feel.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Nice milk chocolate character with a bit of an earthy hop note and mild sweetness.

T- Dark roasted malt of the usual porter variety but with a good finesse. Slight hop bitterness with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and honey. Very, very easy to drink. Hint of vanilla.

M- Usual porter feel but not too thin. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A really solid porter that's only a notch below some of the best (Edmund Fitzgerald for example). Would definitely have another.

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Photo of Buck89
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Nice dark brown color with light tan head. Aroma was mainly dry roasty malt. Taste was similar, with a burnt toast dry finish and not much chocolate.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant coffee brown under a persistent, clingy 3” cream colored foam collar. S: Coffee and light cocoa aromas. T: The roasty bitterness is dialed back allowing the rich complex malt flavors to come forward seasoned with chocolate and light coffee. F: Creamy and silky texture, soft palate, medium to medium full body. O: A very yummy porter.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark black color with off-white head. The aroma and taste both feature dark roasted malts with a hint of sweetness. Overall, Old Leghumper is a solid porter that is worth a try.

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Photo of Cheeseboo
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Nice and smooth with no aftertaste. The look isn't fantastic...not much of a head, but everything else about this beer is great. I look forward to trying more of their brews.

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Photo of silverking
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful to look at. Cola colored brew with a thick, long lasting khaki head with excellent lacing. Robust roasted flavors and aromas throughout, with strong notes of caramel. I will be buying this again.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown with a tan head that doesn't thin quickly.

S: Smells are light tones of chocolate and a little coffee.

T: Notes of bittersweet chocolate with a hint of coffee, no bitter aftertaste. Chocolate maintains on the palate.

M: A little on the crisp side, the pronounced carbonation breaks up the smoothness a little, but not too much.

O: A very pleasant, a-typical porter. I enjoy the bittersweet flavor and enjoyed this start to finish.

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Photo of mlockman
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another brilliant brew from Thirsty Dog. Pitch black as a stout, with perhaps some ruby hues coming through if the light hits it correctly and one looks close enough. Not overly-roasty; totally inoffensive, occasionally slightly prickly on the tip of the tongue, but overall an excellent balance of flavor, very drinkable.

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Photo of Roguer
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful brew! Solid dark color, thick tan head, great retention, and lovely lacing.

Super roasty aroma, carrying notes of dark fruit and coffee. A touch of yeast lurks in the background.

Flavor follows, albeit weaker and thinner. Lots of roast barley, a hint of cream, and just a little bit of tartness a la overripe fruit. Slight banana esters and a bit of charcoal ash.

A little thin at colder temperatures, but very smooth and drinkable.

This is a solid - if perhaps too ashy and otherwise remarkable - porter, and one that would be a pleasant option on tap.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty much what I've come to expect from Thirsty dog . . . a well done and delicious beer. Appearance and aromas are spot on. Taste is par for the course. Roasty up front with a second wave of roased malts and subtle bitterness as it goes down. Feel is spot on as well, if anything maybe just a tad thin for my liking. Good beer here.

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Photo of zdk9
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours solid black. Light peeks through it very brown as a slight halo around the edges. Half a finger of off-white uneven foam leaves blotches of lacing.

S- Chalk, roast, a little sweet nuttiness, almost like peanut brittle.

T- Meaty, a little smoky, lots of roast and wood, coffee grounds, cold press coffee.

M- A little thin for what I'd expect, but makes it decently easy drinking.

O- A decent porter. It's up my alley but not quite in my wheelhouse- I'd prefer a little more hops note and not quite as smoky. But I'd recommend this to another porter lover.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.25] Nice cola color. The beer is clear and has red hues. The beer forms a solid 2 finger off head. The head looks like root beer float. Lots of creamy bubbles. The bottle lists the ABV (5.8%). I can't find any bottled or best by dates.

S: [3.75] Roasted malts and chocolate dominate the nose.

T: [4.00] The taste is of really nice roasted malts. I am detecting less chocolate on the palate. The roasted malt tang yields to malt sweetness on the back end.

M: [3.50] The body is a bit thin. There is no noticeable carbonation or alcohol. There is a slightly dry finish.

O: [3.75] A good example of a robust porter. I am certain that you could session a few of these. The go down smoothly and have a nice flavor profile. Improvements would be elevated chocolate flavors and aroma and slightly more body.

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Photo of Jonny41
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a sentimental beer for me, you know one of those that just brings back great memories... so ratings might be a little high but still a great beer I'll drink over and over.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

even though it only one state over I really don't see this one in PA that often, shame because it a very nice porter both on tap and in the bottle format. Rich bitter chocolate with a nice roasted coffee back taste, which I saw more of it in my area.

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Photo of angelmonster
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black body with a thin milk chocolate head. Lacing is pretty good and head retention is above average.

Smells of roasted chocolate malts and slight metal. Also getting some smoked malt with bakers chocolate. Not much hops or alcohol is detected.

Taste is of a classic rich porter. Lots of sweet malt paired with burnt malts also. Bits of chocolate and coffee are in the mix. Very slight alcohol detected, not much hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Head added slightly is consistency.

Overall this was a solid beer. No flaws to it but also nothing outstanding about it. This beer was on my want list for years, glad I got to try it, another tasty beer from Thirsty Dog.

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Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.