Old Leghumper - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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86
very good

382 Reviews
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Reviews: 382
Hads: 846
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 22
Gots: 93 | 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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Photo of Ellbert
4.89/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was an excellent porter. It poured very well with a small head that slowly vanished. It left a lace that added a nice apperance.
The taste and mouthfeel were very good. It coated my toungue and tingled it with its carbonation. The taste was chocolate up front and coffee to follow. A very mild porter, I woudn't call it robust. I could drink this in the morning with my toast and eggs. A very good porter, I would defintely buy this again, and I did. This is definitely one of my favorite beers!

Justin (512 characters)

Photo of Buggabeer
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is how Porter's are to taste!!! This poured nice into a 16 oz Guiness draft glass. The color was pitch black with a nice brown head. The taste was out of this world!!! None of that burnt grains taste that some porters try to pull off. I don't know why they try for that taste? This was a GREAT Porter that I will go and get some more of. I don't know why people like Great Lakes Edmond Fitzgerald so much? My personal opinion is that this is far better and a most enjoyable beer. (484 characters)

Photo of laurennn
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I reallyreally love this beer. I'm generally picky about porters, but this one I really can't get enough of. It's really easy to drink, and great for a cold, winter night.

it pours a dark brown, with a slight redness too it when held to the light. no lace, and no head (at least, none that lasts longer than a minute).

the smell is total coffee, with hints of chocolate and caramel. yummmm!

the taste, clearly, is my favorite part. again, the coffee is really strong, with a really smooth, malty body. chocolate is definitely noticeable as well. it's slightly sour at the end.

in terms of drinkability, i usually end up finishing this beer within 5-10 minutes because it just goes down so easy. it's delicious, and i wish the alcohol content was slightly lower because this would be my session beer of choice. i highly recommend this porter! (847 characters)

Photo of pistola
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I have not tried this beer until now. I just always shyed away from some of the local breweries. This brew has an excellent finish. Just the right note of chocolate/coffee on start up and finishes smoother than most beers I have ever tried. Definitely worth grabbing a six pack for a try. I will buy again!! (323 characters)

Photo of Drewcifer
4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a very short, tan head that drops to nothing fairly quick.

Well-defined aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

Flavor is extremely well-balanced - at the front is roasted malts, but is rounded with coffee, chocolate and brown sugar. A little hint of hops, but it goes past quickly. Robust, tasty, yet not dominated by any one flavor.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, fairly smooth, a little oily.

Overall, an extremely well done beer. While the mouthfeel and appearance aren't top of the line, the aroma and taste of this brew are absolutely wonderful. (594 characters)

Photo of BenCrazy3474
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would have easily mistaken this for a stout. But, it's a porter. Either way, this is one delicious beer. I love the dark mysterious flavors. Definitely a dark chocolate flavor with many more deeper flavors that buzz me with delight and wonder! There is something very gritty within this flavor.... like something has been ground down to is most bare element and then brewed into a smooth concoction! Great stuff! (414 characters)

Photo of ericj551
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After much confusion about the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company being closed I finally found this beer. It pours an inky black with a beautiful brown head that seems have different shades as I pour. The aroma is rich sweet roasted caramel, tons of delicious malt aroma. The flavor is sweet and delicious, like desert in a bottle. Rich chocolate, toffee, toffee and plenty of sweet maltiness make this one a real treat. Behind all the sweetness, there is some hop bitterness in the finish, but not very much. This is what I'm looking for from an Stout or Porter. It has all the flavor, depth and richness of an Imperial with out being overpowering and remains drinkable at under 6%. (676 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
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. (614 characters)

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. (179 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color with a thin but foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is heavy with coffee and complimented by a little chocolate, dark fruit and some hops.

T: The tasty is very smoky and malty with flavors of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and nuts. The hops presence is mild but provides a little bit of balance, very nice complexity. There’s a slight alcohol burn which was unexpected from a beer with an ABV of just 5.70%. The after-taste is sweet and dry.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down easy, not very filling, good kick, very good representation of style. For a style where you normally don’t look for a pounder, this could certainly be one, while still being a good sipper as well. (912 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super dark brown with a thin tannish cap, some collaring persists, lacing minimal. Aroma is of a swell dark milk chocolate roastyness with a bit of burnt cookie, molasses, and coffee over the top. Good nose for a porter, clean, peppy, and unwavering. Taste closes in at the front with a clean roast and milk chocolate, some gaining bitterness of burnt coffee, hops, and chocolate squeeze in just past midway and dusts off in the finish with leftover molasses chewyness and cocoa. Quite the enjoyable taster. Feel is about medium, clean, robust, slightly burnt and drying, nice chocolate return across the entire palate the whole ride through. This is a fine porter, one to have again and again. Enjoyably robust, chocolatey, clean, milding, and soothing. (754 characters)

Photo of beergeek279
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served as a sample at Thirsty Dog in Akron. The color was brown, with a good head. The smell was chocolate malt. The taste was very nice and chocolatey, with the coffee hop backing just in there. Mouthfeel was smooth. As for drinkability, could have quite a few of these.

This was definitely one of the ones I was looking forward to, and I wasn't disappointed. A sweet and fairly robust porter, and certainly amongst Thirsty Dog's best...one that I'd be glad to find bottles of! (481 characters)

Photo of tmitch75
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a recent business trip and shipped it home. What a nerd.

Pours a deep black color with garnet highlights around the edges. Thick creamy head drops to a thin layer but leaves bigtime lacing.

This stuff even smells thick. Sweet malt with dark chocoloate, cherries, and raisins.

It tastes every bit as full as it smells. More dark chocolate with a little smoke, roasty coffee, and fruit. A little spicy at the finish. Delicious.

Nice creamy mouthfeel - the body is perfect for the flavor.

Robust is the right word for this beer. It is very tasty and smooth, and well worth the shipping!

Tasted on 3/6/08. (625 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- super dark brown, opaque, with a hint of mahogany at the bottom of the glass. creamy khaki colored head settles within a minute leaving a spattering of lace behind.

S- milk chocolate and roasted, some mild coffee, pipe tobacco, woodsy, and just a tough of smoke.

T- tastes almost exactly as it smells but with a good deal of malty sweetness to complement the roast. cocoa, coffee, damp wood, earth, soil, pipe tobacco, burnt caramel, and some light pine and grapefruit hops in the finish with lingering roasted flavors. extremely well balanced.

MF- smooth and creamy, they hit the nail on the head with this one. nice espresso feeling on the cheeks with just a touch of acidity. tight prickly carbonation is never overbearing and fits perfectly. somewhat coating feel.

D- would have never guessed 6.7% abv, this one drinks like something around 4%. flavorful and tasty but not too bold and a truly great example of the style. (933 characters)

Photo of Tree
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(my first review, so bear with me. but, also, one of the best beers i've tried.)

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A - Black, good amount of carbonation, 1.5 inch head, can't wait to try it!

S - Sweet and Chocolatey.

T - Chocolate and coffee, a bit of a "roasted" flavor.

M - Thick, chewy, smooth, tasty. Made me go MMM out loud. Light carbonation you can feel on your tongue, but not overpowering.

D - LOVED this beer. Will definitely have more. (471 characters)

Photo of Ahhdball
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One more reason to drink local brews and another to thank The Winking Lizard. I can't wait to get up to Canton and try it off the tap.
Deep maroon with a slight ring of beige around the top leaving an oil slick behind.
Toffee dominates the first whiff of this selection. Chocolate, burnt nuts and a slight very mild hiss of alcohol.
Slick feel as I took the first sip which brought good malt, chocolate, and coffee flavors. A slight tinge of bitterness from small amounts of hop followed up to make this one of my top porters. (529 characters)

Photo of deg
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, almost black. Chocolate head. The foam was weak. I could smell some roasty notes, maybe a little malt and hops. The taste was a good and strong coffee like taste with chocolate. I thought the beer was quite drinkable. I don't think I would have trouble drinking several of these at one sitting. (306 characters)

Photo of Phatz
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a great beer. The presentation starts with a very clever name and a great label. It made me smile :) "So many legs ... So little time!" LOL
Poured into my pint glass starting at 60 degrees.

Appearance: Dark brown with red hues, it pretty close to black. Light brown head and light lacing.

Smell: dark malts a bit of chocolate and molasses, a bit more reserved than I would have liked to see but very nice.

Taste: Very pleasing! Dark black malts with molasses, caramel and significant amounts of chocolate. It also has a nice burnt (ashy) smokiness to that gave it a campfire-ish attribute. I have a few cigars that leave that attribute. I love that. This beer is remarkably sweet and rich. The hop bitterness barely makes it self known but there is a slightly grassy attribute tucked away in there somewhere.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Rich creamy and smooth.

Drinkability: I must admit I am a huge fan of Porters and this one did not let me down. Well done Thirsty Dog!

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers! (1,028 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a three finger light brown head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Almost midnight black color. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Sweet malty nose. Sweet malty flavor, caramel, nutty, clean sweet finish. 12oz bottle, gift from Vintage Cellars. (263 characters)

Photo of drifter
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To begin with, the name alone earns this beer some positive points. Fortunately, the beer itself is not a let down either. I've had this beer both at the brewery itself as well as in bottles once they became available. The aroma has definite hints of coffee and a maltiness. The taste is at first a settle chocolate flavor followed by an aftertaste of coffee. You can taste the maltiness from beginning to end. I think this is a good beer to start out the night with because it is a little heavier being a porter. This beer also scores points for its great taste even from a bottle as opposed to a draught from the actual brewery. Great label too! "So many legs, so little time!" Indeed! (687 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice dark brown to black color with a small head that falls to coat the beer. The nose is a lot of coffee with chocolate in the background. The flavor is a nice mocha from start to finish. The feel is moderate. I want a bit more in there as its not enough for me. Drinkability is good on this one as well. I like it for a porter. (342 characters)

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown color from a 12 oz bottle, with ABV on the label. Almost no light penetration once the beer was in the glass.
One finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Excellent lacing though.
Aroma is a mild yet alluring mixture of chocolate; milk chocolate, cocoa nibs and malt chocolate balls and hints of bready yeast.
Taste is sweet upfront, with the sweetness getting stronger till the finish. The finish has a tinge of bitterness which totally drowns the sweetness that was evident upfront. This a very well balanced porter.
Medium bodied porter that is easy to drink with a nice mouthfeel.
A very good porter, definitely worth a try if you like porters.
Mind you, this is not a robust porter, but definitely very tasty.
A porter that is perfect for my palate and has everything I enjoy in a porter. (817 characters)

Photo of vande
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up, single bottle only, a little while back in Michigan.

A: Dark, deep brown on the verge of being black.

S: Roasty & chocolaty. Bit of nuttiness, but this definitely is keen on the sweetness!

T: Very good. Follows the nose, and is it warms up, it tends to open and show more of itself.

M: Medium to light bodied.

O: One of the better porters out there. I searched it out, simply for the name. Yet, the beer within was most definitely a hidden prize. (470 characters)

Photo of 86sportster883
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thirsty Dog's Old Leghumper is a really nice robust porter with exceptional drinkability. It pours dark brown with reddish brown hues when held to the light. The head disappeared so quickly that I couldn't even tell you what color it was. It smells malty sweet with dark chocolate and caramel aromas. I found this porter to be medium bodied with moderately low carbonation that combined to impart a smooth creaminess to the mouthfeel. Sweat roasted malt flavors blend beautifully with hints of caramel and a touch of alcohol and then finishes with a mild burnt dryness that is clean and well balanced. Overall, Old Leghumper is an excellent porter that I will just have to find on tap. (685 characters)

Photo of wheelinshirt
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz longneck brown bottle with a cute dog and a bunch of legs on the label. Tried this when a friend bought it and had to pick up a bottle of my own. Purchased from Abe's in Bethlehem as part of a mixed sixpack.

Poured a dark brown with some tan head the didn't last and left no lacing. Disappointing, but appearances really aren't as important as how it smells and tastes, and that is where this beer shines.

The nose is full of coffee and chocolate, no apparent alcohol, just lots of delicious dark malts. Taste is similar, this one is certainly robust. The coffee just seems so fresh, it must have been my mind playing tricks on me, but I thought i could actually feel coffee grounds in my mouth--the important thing to remember here is that this seemed amazing to me rather than disgusting.

This is a very good beer, at least fresh it is. Don't know how long this one can sit, as I am not sure what tends to happen to coffee and chocolate notes as beers age, but if you can get a fresh bottle I highly recommend it. (1,025 characters)

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Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.