Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Old Leghumper - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Old LeghumperOld Leghumper

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

394 Reviews
THE BROS
84
good

(Read More)
Reviews: 394
Hads: 888
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 24
Gots: 121 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brent on 11-08-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Old Leghumper Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 394 | Hads: 888
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.

 448 characters

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.

 485 characters

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.

 263 characters

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.

 338 characters

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.

 603 characters

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.

 236 characters

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.

 771 characters

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.

 794 characters

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.

 175 characters

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.

 356 characters

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.

 223 characters

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.

 189 characters

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.

 206 characters

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.

 459 characters

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.

 322 characters

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.

 567 characters

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.

 335 characters

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.

 567 characters

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.

 827 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 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.

 250 characters

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.

 701 characters

Photo of snaotheus
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle split unevenly between two little plastic hotel cups. No visible codes or dates.

Pours black with a small beige head. Small amount of fine carbonation. Smell is yeasty, bready, overripe dark fruit, cherries.

Taste is surprisingly mild. Very slight coffee or chocolate, a medium fruity bitter.

Mouthfeel is a little overcarbonated, but light. Overall, it's fairly good.

 390 characters

Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark reddish brown approaching black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some garnet red + dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with a light aroma of Nestle Quik syrup.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts as well as chocolate malts, though there is little to no sweetness associated with the flavor of this beer. Hints of earthy hops which contribute a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable, a nice beer for the cold of autumn/winter. Definitely worth grabbing. Alcohol is very well hidden.

 1,002 characters

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A- Poured black with frothy mocha colored head that left some dense and chunky lace. 4

S- Lots of dark fruits and some light smokiness and roasty notes. 3.5

T- Lots of dark fruits notes of raisin and slightly tart cherry juice, pretty big roasty character but definitely much more on the sweeter side for a porter. 3.5

M- Prickly carbonation, pretty smooth, not a dry finish. 3.5

O- It skews a little sweeter than I prefer for the style, but the dark fruit notes are pleasant and uniquely prominent for the style. It is missing a lot of the chocolate and coffee notes I really enjoy in most porters though. 3.5

 662 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.