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Old Leghumper - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper

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very good

740 Ratings

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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 18
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 01-16-2006)
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Photo of jampics2
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%

12 oz botle poured into my snifter.

Nice black with white head. Looks nice, time to smell!

Smells like caramel, roasted malt, and chocolate.

Taste is very sweet. Caramel sweetness, roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, hops.

Mouthfeel is watery and thin, not digging the lack of viscosity.

OK beer, nothing crazy, but it did take me back to the days of the old brewery in Fairlawn.

jampics2, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of almychristopher
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

this beer pours a nice dark translucent brown with red highlights and a rocky tan head that recedes to a solid layer of lace. the aroma immediately brings the roasted dark malt to mind, with just a bit of sweetness. the sweetness catches up with you at the first sip, but the dry dark roasted malt kicks in and is complimented nicely by the bit of hop bitterness at the end. the medium body and adequate co2 make this a pretty drinkable porter

almychristopher, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +5.5%

The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice roasted malt scent that's dry and toasted along with a light chocolate malt sweetness. The taste is good as well. It has an excellent roasted character. There is a bit of chocolate malt sweetness for complexity, but a dry, roasted flavor dominates the profile. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a well brewed porter. It's true to style and damn tasty.

WesWes, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of Brettster
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured this from a bottle to an imperial pint glass. There was not much head on this porter and what little head there was faded very fast.

The beer is very well carbonated. You can definitely smell the roasted malts and a little bit of sweet. This porter has a very crisp bubbly taste at first. I can pick up a little hop and spice at the end.

A medium body and a little thin. This is a very drinkable porter.

Brettster, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of endincolorado
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Appearance- Deep, chestnut brown with some light showing through at the edges. Moderate, fizzy tan head with decent retention, and some decent lacing as well.

Smell- Appropriate roasty malt, with some nice sweetness, caramel, and a bit of hazelnut. Barely noticeable hoppy crispness in back.

Taste- Hops are more noticeable in the taste, with a crispness that would help if not for a little too much carbonation that sort of masks the malt. Malt is roasty and good, with a nice clean aftertaste (due at least in part, to the scrubbing effect of the carbonation on the palate).

Mouthfeel- Light to medium body that would probably be just right if not for the excessive carbonation mentioned above.

Drinkability- Actually, I downed a six-pack and a half before reviewing this beer (not in one night) so i'd have to go with "quite drinkable" On really analyzing it however, there are definitely some areas that could be improved.

endincolorado, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of JamesS
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%

Pours a nice deep brown with some good initial head, and has just a bit of lacing. Very deep scent, huge burnt grain with very nice coffee tones. Thick and dark flavor, coffee throughout with excellent burnt grains and a hint of chocolate. Goes down fine, nice and thick, but with a slight alcohol tinge to it. Nice stout porter.

JamesS, Nov 09, 2009
Photo of porterwoobie
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

12oz bottle, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: dark brown color, clear, huge tan head that hangs around for awhile, good bit of lacing.

S: licorice, roasted and chocolate malts. slightly sweet aroma.

T: chocolate malt and roasted grains. some faint dark fruit/licorice taste to go with the roasted malts. finishes slightly bitter.

MF: light bodied, medium-light carbonation. smooth drinking.

Drinkability: this has some characteristics of a great beer, but others (thin-body) leave you wanting more. enjoyable, but lacking.

porterwoobie, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of OSUBeerStudent
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Bottle into a Siberian Night pint glass...seemed appropriate.

Pours a nice dark brown, or is it black? Nice and dark but not imp stout-dark. Head is a half finger of quickly dissipating tan. Low-moderate lacing as it goes down. About what I expect with any porter.

Smell is better. Got a bit of the Baltic note. Smell has all the usual good notes, chocolate, coffee, nice roasty malts in general. It has some sourness here, though. This is definitely a Baltic smell. Nice and robust/chocolate/coffee/etc but with the sourness, too. I like.

Taste is a bit different from the smell. It's got the great roastiness you want from, well, any porter. The sour/Baltic note is definitely there but it's in the background. This is on the roasty side more than the sweet side - taste is much more coffee/malt than chocolate/dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is about what you'd expect. Carbonation good, maybe a tiny bit on the over side. Not so creamy as some. A nice medium mouthfeel.

Drinkability is a solid good/above good. It's not a beer that you feel you have to sip to appreciate, really. Solid in all aspects and the taste sticks around just enough. You could drink a couple of these in a row and not have any problem.

Overall, solid. Most of it is a nice basic porter, the kind you could drink easily with a meal or by itself in quantity. The thing that helps this out in all aspects, though, is the Baltic aspect. It's your general US porter but with a nice Baltic note that makes it just -that- much nicer than any basic porter. Good stuff.

OSUBeerStudent, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of projectflam86
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

A- Pours a deep brown color with a thin khaki colored head that left the slightest bit of lace.

S- Some roasted malt aromas with hints of caramel and bittersweet chocolate.

T- A fairly nice dark malt flavor with an easy finish. Alcohol is present but not overbearing.

M- Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

D- A decent porter that is worth trying.

projectflam86, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of beerman207
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

a - Dark Brown color with a nice 1 finger head that leaves decent lacing on the glass.

s - Coffee and alcohol in the nose.

t - Good coffee and chocolate tones coming through as well as some smokiness.

m - Has a silky mouthfeel. Nice.

d - Good beer to drink now that its getting colder. A 6 pack also makes a good conversation starter.

beerman207, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of UDbeernut
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

a: dark brown with some ruby edges. 1" off white head with nice retention

s: chocolate, coffee, caramel

t: roasted and toasted malty goodness. Complex and smokey. Very nice porter

m&d: smooth mouthfeel. light to medium bodied. Very nice beer to enjoy as the weather turns a bit colder.


UDbeernut, Oct 13, 2009
Photo of yuenglings
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

First off ya gotta love the name.

A: Very very drak golden brown with kind of a small head but it retaians quite niceley a leaves a good head.
S:Roasted choclate sweer malts right off the bat and its pretty strong with a little coffe in their also.
T:You can taste the coco for sure with its slight bitterness the its sweetness of the roasted malts come in.
M:smoooth and creamy not to heavy could use a little more carbonation.
D:Very drinkable would buy agian and would buy it by it buy the case next time.

yuenglings, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +9%

The color of the liquor is a paler porter than many--a ruby brown. It appears very clear. Modest head but it leaves a classic "British" style head.

Sweet, caramel candy aroma with a dash of semi-sweet chocolate tossed in for good measure.

Other than the slightly thin body, this is a superior porter. First surprise is that the beer is quite dry. The swallow features a hop bitterness, but the aftertaste is dark chocolate. Wonderfully complex. I note the alcohol level. Even though it is low, it's more than most porters. Overall, it is an easy-to-drink and flavorful beer.

smcolw, Oct 03, 2009
Photo of Risser09
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a zotten glass - fridge - 2008

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with some lighter brown highlights. Transparent beer, with a 2" light brown head. Good retention with some cakey lace.

Smell: Porter obviousness, with cocoa, coffee and dark malts. Burnt toast, caramelized sugar and some creme brulee aromas.

Taste: Toasty, roasty and hearty with plenty of malt flavor. Molasses and licorice and subordinate flavors.

Mouthfeel: Quite creamy and smooth with a little bitterness. Medium bodied with a little bit of alcohol.

Drinkability: A nice porter with some robust qualities. This would, and does, make a nice fall brew. I would certainly revisit again.

Risser09, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of Mosca
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

Folks have the basics pretty well nailed.

Not as good as its best reviews here, not as bad as its worst. Crisp and quick, a nice beer. It suffers from comparison for not being big enough, I think. But it's OK. I'd have to cycle through a lot of 6-packs of other stuff before I got back to this, but if I was at someone's house and they offered Old Leg I woudn't ask for a Diet Coke instead.

Mosca, Sep 21, 2009
Photo of goblue3509
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%

Pours a dark brown color with hints of red around the edges and a slight head. The smell is faint and has notes of chocolate and coffee as well as a caramel malt. Taste wise there is a chocolate and coffee backbone with caramel as well, with just a hint of hops to balance out the flavor, the problem is that the flavor is weak and leaves you wanted something more bold. The mouthfeel is smooth and slightly watery. The drinkability is so so, you could drink a lot of them but the taste and the smell leave you walking away.

goblue3509, Sep 16, 2009
Photo of Rbehrens
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%

a - Rich dark red brown color. Two to three finger head.

s - Unremarkable. Not much to the nose. Not negative just nothing special.

t - Mild for a porter. Nothing really jumps out at you. Decent maltiness. No particular notes of chocolate or coffee. Gentle hops about halfway through the glass

m - Clean on palate and silky.

d - Due to mild nature of flavor very drinkable, despite lack of flavor.

Rbehrens, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of jbennett1919
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured a dark blackish-amber with very little light penetrating through this brew.

Smells malty with hints of cocoa and coffee.

The taste is fairly solid and of malts and roasted cocoa. A slight presence of hops on the after taste, but the beer finishes fairly week. A good solid porter but it falls a bit short of being great; it tends to be a little watery which takes a lot away from the beer's gusto. In other words, this beer needs to be taken up a notch in flavor.

Mouthfeel again is a bit watery, detracting in flavor.

The beer is very drinkable and good, but not great.

jbennett1919, Aug 24, 2009
Photo of rye726
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose has grassy hops, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste a bit on the light side, but well balanced and a good drinker. More cocoa with burnt malst and espresso beans. Body seems a bit light. Great ale to wash down some fish and chips.

rye726, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of twaddlac
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

A- Pretty dark, not as cloudy as many porters, no head or lace

S- Ash, wood chips, smoke, ginger, and malt

T- Not very bitter, nice for a porter but could use a bit strength in the taste. Sweet, dark chocolate with a smoked taste, aftertaste of the alcohol and spice

M- very smooth and somewhat thick. A bit watered down for my liking

D- Very good beer for drinking many of, not overpowering and smooth

twaddlac, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of Pencible
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

This poured a hazy dark mahogany with some tan head. It smelled like fresh coffee and cream with some milk chocolate and roasted barley. It tasted much the same, with roasted coffee and cream dominating the flavor, along with some milk chocolate and roasted barley. It was slightly thick with a bit of carbonation, and had a mild bitter aftertaste. Overall this had a fairly basic flavor, but it was very clean and tasty. It had good body too, and was super easy to drink. This is a great simple porter. Nothing too exciting, but perfect for a regular drinking beer.

Pencible, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of deereless
3.6/5  rDev -5%

A: Thin layer of thick, small bubbles, the color of a dark cherry, nice spotting along the side of the glass - 4.50, S: Strong sweet grain aromas, some charring and burnt espresso, a bit on the earthy side - 3.50, T: A little ashy on the tongue, very mild hop bite, possible rye, far amount of malt and lots of specialty grains - 3.50, M: Creamy on the front but light on the tail - 3.75, D: A very drinkable porter - 3.50

deereless, Jun 20, 2009
Photo of praufs01
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance - Very dark and opaque brew with a tan head.

Aroma - Mild toasted oat aroma and a wisp of fragrant rum

Mouthfeel - Smooth and silky on the palate, with a dry finish.

Taste - Smooth and light up front, followed by a burst or roasted nuts which quickly leads into a dark chocolate covered cherry flavor that finishes with a splash of fine aged rum.

Overall - Like eating a fine desert. What a great American Porte

praufs01, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoked meats (very light), and sweet malt. Flavor of the same--roasted and smoky malts, some crystal malt and tea-like notes. Palate is a little thin but not too bad. Pretty decent for a porter, I was a little surprised actually!

LilBeerDoctor, Jun 11, 2009
Photo of katan
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

12 oz bottle into a pint

A- pours a brown to almost black color. Head formation is very light. Head is brown in color. Little hazing noticed.

S- a very light roasted note on this beer. Some yeast scents. No off flavor notes. Could be a hair of cinnamon there.

T- starts off very light, with a malty sweetness matched with a roasted malt flavor. Mid stream finds some building bitterness. finds an overt hop bite in the final flourish, grassy and earthy.

M- fairly strong mouthfeel, creamy and full bodied. Light carbonation doesn't sting the tongue.

D- a fairly easy drinking Porter. Abv is well hidden. Only thing that bothers me is that late hop hit. Seems out of place.

Decent beer, reminds me of a otter stovepipe.

katan, Jun 06, 2009
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