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Old Leghumper - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper

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very good

812 Ratings

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 18
Gots: 71 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Brent on 11-08-2001

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Ratings: 812 | Reviews: 380
Reviews by Bone53:
Photo of Bone53
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Dark brown with a red hue when put up to the light. A frothy two finger tan head

Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel

Taste: Sweet chocolate is dominate with undertones of roasted malts. Also a little smokey. Not very complex, but still above average for a porter. The aftertaste almost tastes like stale coffee to me which sort of put me off

Mouthfeel: Lacking in body; Light and goes down almost too easy

Overall: Porters are one of my favorite styles, but its hard for me to find one that i truly love. I usually stick with my top 3 (Eddy Fitz, Founders, Smuttynose), and Old Leghumper gives me justice as to why. Not enough balance between roasted and chocolate malts, and I get a stale quality to it. It also goes down like water and I prefer my beers to be full bodied. I consider this a third tier porter, under the 3 i previously listed as top tier, and Black Butte being second tier. Still above average for the style and a decent offering

More User Reviews:
Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Big coffee on the nose. Easy head with some lacing, but not much. Taste is stronger than the texture would indicate. A little smokiness & a bit of bitter add up to an interesting beverage. It hints at complexity but never quite gets there. Sort of like a painting in primary colors. It can be quite appealing, but with a more deft touch the challenges on both sides of the appreciation equation are amped.

Don't get me wrong, I"m enjoying this, but there are 40 taps in front of me & in that environment my thirst may be quenched, but my curiosity lingers.

Photo of oberon
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark deep brown with ruby ruby tint when a thin light brown head that leaves quickly,love the aromas pretty fruity with a cinnamon spice quality wich I had never encoutered in a standard porter but wich I enjoyed also picked up some bitter chocolate.What I like best about the flavors of this porter is that its not overly roasted sure there is a roasted malt profile but this brew is fruity and chocolaty over top of the roasted malt profile.A real nice porter one I would drink alot of if more available the mouthfeel is spot on for me,a nice change of pace porter with a cool labelon the bottle to boot.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine April 2007.

Label shows a dog looking at three pairs of legs in heels and reads: "So many legs ... So little time!" Holy 1980's. Seems like it should come with ZZ Top theme music. There's also mention of winning medals at the World Beer Cup, but, as always, the proof is in how it tastes.

Deep and dark brown in color, and so opaque it might as well sit black in the glass. The head is a creamy, tight, milky-coffee-colored lace that collects in a ring. Big aroma of baker's chocolate and cookie dough, paired with a whiff of milk. Smooth on the palate with a round milky feel, and a bit grainy beneath. Tight carbonation, lively. Big, highly roasted grain notes, with an acrid bite and some smoky tanginess. Unsweetened chocolate, coffee grinds and cold black coffee follow, with just a touch of sugary lacto-sweetness that helps to offset the roasted characters. Suggestions of burnt raisins. Hops are thin. Lurking within the acridness is a kiss of herbal. Finish is powdery; dry with a lingering semi-burnt toast flavor.

A well-brewed Porter that's just shy of being as robust as we'd like, but it's got balance. You could definitely have a session of these and not lose interest, but allow this one to warm before drinking so you can pick up all of its nuances. Try pitting it against some grilled pork chops, blackened fish or a sweet chocolate dessert.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle, this beer is dark black with a thick coffee-colored head. It had a nice coffee aroma, as well as some roasted malts. The taste was also coffee, but moreso some sweet chocolate. I thought it to be a little too much on the sweet side, but still a good beer to drink.

Photo of warnerry
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown/black with one finger of head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Aroma is nice chocolate, very malt-forward.

Taste is dominated by earthy roasted malts, with chocolate malts present but taking a definite backseat. Nice clean flavor, if slightly thin.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, even a bit thin, but not too watery.

Overall, this is pretty good, though the thin mouthfeel knocks it well below Founder's porter. Pretty solid overall, and paired nicely with some acorn squash.

Photo of ValpoExpo
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this on tap at the Great Lost Bear

The beer is black and presented with a head. after waiting a minute the head dissipates to the side of the glass.

The aroma is wonderful, big roasted barley coffee hints of an almost smokiness. Not what I expect in a porter but i liked it.

The taste starts roasted and malty smooth with little carbonation The taste of coffee and chocolate enter as the carbonation builds and leaves a dry finish

Photo of smptenor
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance- It's a rich dark brown with a half finger head that quickly goes away

smell- the smell is a refreshing mocha-coffee smell. It smells very sweet and bourbon like.

taste- you get a lot of mocha flavor in this beer. maybe a little bit of a sweet bourbon taste which i really like. The finish is a drier coffee taste which lingers for a while on the tongue and cheeks and leaves the mouth dry. I am not of fan of beer that finish in this way nor am I a fan of the way this one finished however, I am a fan of this beer.

Mouth feel is very wet and smooth. not creamy at all. this is quite a lot of carbonation, almost too much for a porter I think. I'd prefer a little less carbonation when I'm drinking a porter or stout.

Overall- This is a good beer to sit down with and have with a dinner. I might buy this beer again. definitely not a session beer. I do like this though but for some reason this beer is a little harder for me to judge.

Photo of Doomcifer
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with ruby hues when held to light. Decent head that leaves good lacing behind. Smells of chocolate, very malty, lactose, a lot like a milk stout. Tastes of roasted malts, some bitter chocolate and coffee notes...Pretty drinkable and a fine example of an American Porter.

Photo of merlin48
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, opaque body with a healthy tan head that retains well and leaves lots of sticky, patch lace.
Aroma is subdued, with milk chocolate and a vague hint of roasted coffee.
Creamy mouthfeel is almost silky. Medium body weakens considerably toward the middle and finish.
Taste is sweet and creamy milk chocolate with just a hint of roastiness. Very little hop or toasted malt bitterness.
A tasty American porter that could use a bit more roastiness and hop bitterness. Very drinkable, but I wouldn't go out of my way in search of this one.

Photo of Prometal313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jakester
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet. This is from the Frederick Brewing Co. in Maryland.

Pours a deep, dark mahogany with a one finger head of tan foam. The head falls to small islands and a ring, with splotches of lacing.

Aroma is chocolatey as hell, sweet caramel, and a nice spicy hop smell. Very fruity, with notes of raisins and cherries.

Flavor is chocolate, pretty darn sweet, with a decent level of bittering hops. It's very fruity, with fruits like above, and some floral/spicy hop flavor. This is almost, but not quite, too sweet. There is some flavor I can't identify late that is really nice. Aftertaste is sweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, pretty full bodied, with low to medium carbonation. Residual sugar is high,. Finish dries out ever so slightly.

This is a pretty damn good robust porter. Nice big chocolate character, decent hop bitterness, good hop flavor, nice and fruity, and malty sweet. I'd do a case of this if I could find it.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic glass,dark brown,a very creamy tan head lacing down the glass.
The aroma was nice and complex and balanced it was roasty,caramelly,nutty,with a bittersweet chocolate smell.
A complex taste also that was roasty,caramelly,chocolaty,smokey,a bit woody with a clean,sharp,pricklyness at the finish. A great aftertaste making you want more.
The mouthfeel was medium,slightly cloying,yet smooth and very refreshing.
A well made porter very tasty and enjoyable.A must try porter!

Photo of hohnx012
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Milkysunshine
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of afoltz2
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of far333
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep mahogany color with ruddy highlights at the bottom and edges of the glass. Beige head rises up and falls quickly. Inviting aroma of coffee, prunes, and cocoa.

Flavor is initially light, starts out with a little cocoa and sweet coffee, but transitions into smokey bark (no pun intended), peat, prune, dark roasted malt, talc, and even some root beer. Hops slowly emerge as I drink. Mouthfeel starts out slick and a bit watery, but gradually builds up to a tingly burst of carbonation. A hop bitter lingers, turning slowly to smokey roast malt.

Interesting combination of flavors that evolves and moves around the mouth. I gotta say the best part might be the label. Thanks to Brent for passing this one on.

Photo of gunnerlincoln
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

No best by date on the label, but let me say the label is classic shows a black dog chilling among a group of shapely legs and states.."So many legs... So little time!". That's good stuff the appearance is dark black with ruby highlights peeking through around the edges with a large massive tan head leaves specks of sporadic lacing. Aroma: Chocolate and coffe tones with the dark roasted malts just doing there thing along with a mild hop tone thrown in. Taste: Is a robust creamy barrage of milk chocolate and mild coffee excellent fullness to the flavor with a tad of finishing hops here great porter. Mouthfeel: Full bodied texture very nice and slightly chewy to me even carbonation good stuff. Drinkability: A classic session porter very similar to Crooked River's Robust porter which I really miss seeing around the Morgantown area.

Photo of chinchill
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter at about 50-55F.
This porter pours nearly black but clear with reddish highlights. A dark tan head has limited retention but leaves decent lacing.

The aroma has an attractive mix of sweet malts with more dark fruit than dark roasted grains.

Flavor: a mix of sweet malts and dark roasted grains. Hints of toffee and dark fruits, Lightly sweet, perhaps a hair too much. Hint of coffee and dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Approaches 4.25

Feel: Soft, low carbonation. Full bodied. Creamy smooth.

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Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.