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Old Leghumper - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper

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BA SCORE
85
very good

761 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 18
Gots: 48 | 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 thain709
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautifully black...very little head and no lacing...could have been my pour job

S - Smells of coffee notes and some malts in the background...some alcohol comes through the nose

T - The taste actually follows the nose...the coffee/chocolate flavors are there up front...a little coffee after taste as well...and the alcohol is not masked very well

M - Surprisingly light but yet creamy

D - It threw me off with the strong alcohol taste but towards the end I got over it...all in all pretty good

thain709, Nov 02, 2008
Photo of Doomcifer
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Doomcifer, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a pint glass. Dark brown with an off white head, no lacing, but nice ruby highlights in the light.
The nose is dominated by sweet malt and distant fruits. Very ripe plums come to mind.
The taste is very malty with a nice roasted malt finish. Hop character is minimal, and could use a bit more balance, but overall a very tasty brew and unique as well.

The mouthfeel is a bit vicious, due to the carbonation and slight boozy notes.
Overall this is a very sessionable porter, like if you crossed a stout with an irish red. Definately worthy.

Stinkypuss, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of ndekke39
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend gave me 12 oz. bottle to try. Decanted into a pint glass. Pours a dark black with nice ruby edges. Thin white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smells of dark roasted grain, a bit of caramel.

Overall sweet flavors - caramel, toffee. A small bitter coffee aftertaste.

Moderate body - a bit of carbonation.

Not a bad porter - not the best I've ever had - but a great session one.

ndekke39, Sep 19, 2008
Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle from adamharbaugh.

A: The porter is a dark cherry cola color, brown with red highlights throughout. A thick head arose on pour and required three attempts to empty the bottle. It has since gone the way of the dodo.

S: The porter has a lactic aroma that I tend to associate with English porters that are blends of old and new ale. The lactose is slightly tart but not to intense.

T: Again, the porter shows off a lactic flavor, so much so that you'd think oatmeal was involved. The tartness dominates the roasted body but doesn't consume it, the darker porter flavors are still evident throughout.

M: The ale's body is interesting, a throwback to many porters that I rarely see anymore. Flourishes of cocoa powder add a great flavor.

D: I've got another bottle that I'll enjoy. The flavor profile deviates from that of a normal American porter.

akorsak, Sep 12, 2008
Photo of sleazo
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A_Typical dark brown not quite opague porter colour with a decent off white head and average lacing.

S_The aroma has a good roasted quality along with a semi sweet astringency similar to alcohol laced prunes.

T_That straight foward roasted quality hits at first. After that you are presented with a sweeter tone not quite inline with the style. The finish is slightly fruity.

M_A bit thick for a porter with above average carbonation.

D_Not quite so sure about this one, I prefer my porters a bit dryer.

sleazo, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of Greggy
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice thick head, with nice lacing, but the body is very clear for a porter, so I'm not digging that.

S- Nice coffee, Dark chocolate, light cream, very nice.

T- Very nice and sweet off the bat with a nice sweet vanilla chocolate, cream then finally moves to a long sweeter finish.

M- Light mouthfeel with great finish.

D- Very nice porter, maybe a touch sweet, but I would love again.

Greggy, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic. Poured the color of cola with ruby red highlights around the edges. Half inch off-white head reduced it's volume by half within less than a minute before settling into a thin broken skim; no lacing on this one. Nose is predominantly chocolate malt; intense off the cap, but much more diffuse in the glass. Taste consistent with nose with just the slightest hops bittering at the finish. Mouthfeel is between light- and medium-bodied with a mild carbonation throughout the mouth. Good drinkability; alcohol is well hidden and flavors are pronounced and well balanced.

Jwale73, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of jordoo
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poored into a pint glass.

Dark chestnut in color with a good sized tan head that left some decent lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malts and slight citrus/grassy hops. The taste is chocolate, moca and a raw nut flavor with a nice botterness throughout. It has a nice creamy mouth feel and slides down nicely. This is a very good porter that I always try to keep around the house.

jordoo, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of kinger
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a great all around porter, in fact it is one of my favorites. The color is a deep dark brown. An aroma of rich roasted malts permeates the air just above the rim of the glass. Wonderful complex malty flavor accented with just the right amount of hops. The flavor is fantastic. Porters and stouts are my favorite styles, and this is one of my most enjoyable beers. Like most of the previous reviews on this beer I too wish that there was a better head on this beer, but overall a small price to pay for such a wonderful flavor.

kinger, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - brown w/red hues in color, the small beige head went away in a hurry not leaving much of a ring or lacing.

S - sweet, roasted malt aroma.

T - sweet roasted taste with the flavors of chocolate and caramel leading the way with a light bittering on the finish.

F - medium/full bodied with a good carbonation feel.

D - easy to drink, tasty brew.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of giblet
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

get off my leg! pretty good brew. poured nice and creamy into my glass with about inch and a half of head. the head settles to about three eights inch of head. steady carbonation. creamy and rich flavor of chocolate and coffee. good lace down the glass. tasty.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

giblet, Jul 22, 2008
Photo of tpd975
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep dark and black with hints of red showing thru. About one finger of head, reduces to a thin crown. No lace.

S: Hints of roasted malt and sweet chocolate. A small hint of coffee as well.

T: Milky chocolaty at first. Touches of coffee come next. Hints of hops peek thru and it finishes with a nice roasty blast.

M: Very creamy and smooth.

D: Pretty good tasting and easy drinking.

tpd975, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of jmalex
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another day, another porter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a very deep brown into a Sam Adams glass. A head doesn't really develop, and instead tops out at a medium collar and hazy patch of bubbles.

SMELL: Heavy caramels and chocolates are backed up with a bitter black malt note, a mild roastiness, and a hint of fruit and alcohols. Hop aroma is non-existent.

TASTE: Burnt malt and chocolate are in perfect harmony here. Some fruity esters and alcohol show a bit but only provide a little harshness. It's on the sweeter side, so the hops are certainly on the lower end of things.

MOUTHFEEL: It has a nice medium to medium-full body with a carbonation that seems a little low.

DRINKABILITY: Good. I'd be able to have another no problem. The sweetness and harshness would limit me after that however.

I'm not sure if this is, in fact, just another porter. I've had so many and each excels in it own way. This very well could be a repeat buy for me.

jmalex, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle was the last one on the shelf, the label was mangled. "Old L- - Humper" was still visible... It was the only one I saw on my trip, so I made sure to take it with me.

In low light it looks opaque, but under direct light it's got an auburn/chestnut glow around the edges. One finger of foam rises and falls to a bubbly skim. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and banana.

Taste is balanced and bittersweet. Earthy tobacco leaf in the finish, malty caramel notes and dark chocolate in the beginning, with a smooth feel overall. Mild roastiness that isn't overpowering. Damn this is good. Should have grabbed a six-pack, I know I will next time.

emerge077, Jul 01, 2008
Photo of GoodKnight1220
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a glass.

Good looking dark brown almost black, with a one finger tan head that faded quickly. No lacing on the glass.

The smell was like most porters a burnt/roasty coffee scent, with a hint of sweetness.

Taste is much like the smell a sweet taste of brown sugar or molasis then quickly to burnt coffee and slowly fades to a slightly bitter/earthy aftertaste. Very good brew.

It hits your mouth as very smoth and as described "robust", light carbonation.

Could throw a few back.

GoodKnight1220, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured an almost pitch black color. Thick rich dark tan head, consistent with Porters. The tan head quickly disipates.

S: A good blend of roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses and espresso.

T: A good robust flavor, chocolate, coffee and molasses.

M: Tends to be a tad sweet at first taste, turns out to leave a nice smooth creamy taste on the tongue. Very consistent with other Porters.

D: Low ABV, similar to other porters, not overly sweet lends me to believe that multiple beers can be consumed in a sitting.

IronCitySteve, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of alexgash
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Label says 6.7% abv.

Dark cola brown with caramel-ruby edges. Small, gauzy, Irish cream head. Not much lacing. Roasted malts along with some milk chocolate, malted milk balls, caramel, vanilla, and an earthy tobacco edge. Nice.

Smooth roasted malts malts up front. Coffee bitterness. Doughy caramel and cola-ish malty sweetness. Vanilla, licorice, and some cocoa as well. Finish is drier, with moderate coffee and dark chocolate bitterness and milk chocolate sweetness. Pretty good! Medium-bodied with a slightly cream feel. Goes down nice and easy.

alexgash, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this as an extra in a trade. Thanks whoever gave it to me (sorry : ).

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark black with no head. No lacing as well.

Smells of dark sweet malts. Coffee and chocolate are most dominating sents.

Tastes sweet with chocolate and coffee flavors typical of a porter. A little too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel is sort of thin and watery in the middle but starts off Malay in the beggining and finishes with a lingering malt feel in your mouth.

Drinkability is good since it is not very intense and I could see it tasting better on tap.

PeprSprYoFace, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of johnnyirishman
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Pint glass.

Apperance- A thick opaque color witha sandy colored head that dident stick around for long. Decent lacing left on glass.

Smell- Roasted malts, coffee and grains.

Taste,Mouthfeel- Roasted grains and malts, creamy coffee, kinda watery through the middle but a clean finish.

Drinkability- A definate afternoon sipper, a good grilling companion.

johnnyirishman, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of ncvbc
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown with ruby and copper highlights. A medium tan head rises up and hangs around for a while. Smell is somewhat light. Caramel, toffee, touch of chocolate, light buttered bread. Taste is good and interesting. A sweet malt assortment up front and the slightest splash of green citrus hops to finish. Didn't notice it at first but they became present at times. Mouthfeel is a tad lighter than I'd prefer but holds up well. Overall a pretty good drinker. Two or three would not be out of the question.

ncvbc, May 24, 2008
Photo of grub
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this one in a trade with pimpp. thanks patrick!

64oz growler. sampled may 13/08.

pours deep dark brown with a small medium density dark tan head. the head drops slowly and leaves spotty lace the whole way down the glass.

aroma is nice. toasted multi-grain bread. caramel. dark and milk chocolate. touch of coffee. bit of alcohol. earthy hops.

taste is good. touch of caramel sweetness. medium-low bitterness. light roast. toasted whole wheat bread. coffee. dark chocolate. bit of milk chocolate too. almost no trace of alcohol, other than a hint of warmth by the second pint. just a hint of smoke.

mouthfeel is good. medium carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is great. a tasty and well balanced porter. i enjoyed this one from the bottle before i really got into reviewing, and it was nice to revisit it. i'll definitely need to pick up some more of this one.

grub, May 14, 2008
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours with very little head, fairly dark, but hints of brown on the edges.

Smell- All coffee and choclate in this nose.

Taste- Incredibly smooth beer, choclate is much more apparent than coffee in the taste, really creamy and smooth too.

Mouthfeel- Good palate coverage, really sticks well.

Drinkability- A very drinkable beer.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of Dodo2step
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Market Cross Pub.

A- Interesting name for a beer and interesting cover on the bottle. Pours dark and creamy. Looks like coffee mixed with chocolate. A light tan head lasts for a few seconds and runs off.

S-smells of malt and coffee fill the nostrils. I can get also get a hint of some spices.

T- a burnt coffee flavor. I know it sounds awful but it actually tastes decent. It is like having roasted coffee with some whiskey thrown in.

M- creamy feel to it andleaves a burnt aftertaste. Not bad but a good afteraste.

D- Not easily drinkable. This is a beer you relax with and watch a ballgame to.

Dodo2step, Mar 25, 2008
Photo of Tilley4
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My first brew of this fine St. Patty's Day..

Not quite black but a nice deep brown, this porter's aromatics waft out of the pint glass, bringing with them the scent of smooth, dark roasted malts, a bit of chocolate and maybe even a little coffee... Quite pleasant and very inviting... The mouthfeel is sort of creamy..

Pretty good way to start the day of festivities.

Tilley4, Mar 17, 2008
Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.