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Old Leghumper - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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very good

779 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 18
Gots: 52 | 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 Reed415
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black chocolate color, with a creamy tan head

S - Roasted Chocolate Malt dominate the nose

T - The flavor is comprised of Chocolate, Coffee, Roasted Malt, with some mild hops

M - Medium Bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly creamy

D - A nicely balanced porter that has that roasted flavor I love

Photo of jwc215
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a one-finger off-white head that soon descends to a patch. Minimal lacing sticks to glass.

The smell is of sweet candy-like dark, chocolatey, toffeeish malt. Hint of dark sweetened fruits. Slight smokiness.

Dark candy-like sweetness upfront. Dark, slightly smoky, chocolate and toffee. Some earthy, slightly fruity hops give it some balance, but it remains sweet.

Medium-bodied. Pretty smooth.

This is a decent porter that is just a bit too sweet for me to like it more than I do.

Photo of Wasatch
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

Pours a nice clean dark brown color, nice carbonation, tiny fizzy tannish head, some lacing afterwards. The nose is malty, with lots of toffee and caramel. The taste is malty, nice touch of toffee/caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty porter, glad to have had a chance to try it out, highly recommended.

Photo of Zorro
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in the glass I get a clear extremely dark brown colored beer with a gigantic yellow brown colored head that almost overflows the glass.

The smell is sweet and malty with a lot of chocolate and caramel scent. Not much hop scent here and what there is is mostly a herbal scent at the very end of the sniffing.

The taste begins mildly sweet and full of chocolate with a substantial Kahlua flavor. The immediate thing I notice about this beer is how absolutely smooth it is. After a few sips the coffee and char flavors become more pronounced but this is a mighty tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is good but is a little on the light side.

This is one mild and easy to drink beer. Mild tasting with no trace at all of any rough edges, this is beer you should try to obtain.

Photo of letsgopens
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What I expected to be an average run-of-the-mill porter, pleasantly suprised me by delivering well in all areas. This deep brown/amber American Porter by Thirsty Dog pours to a rich darkness and milky pearl head that lasted a bit shorter than desired. A light sweet aroma bares hints of roasty carmel. The initial tastes includes moderate chocolate and carmel tones that give way to a toasty coffee-like finish. The moderate mouthfeel is pleasant and appetizing with a creamy smooth finish that agrees with the palate. Because of the mellow texture and feel, the drinkability of this porter is very high and at 5.7% abv, you can sit and drink it all night. This would be a great after-dinner beer. Well recieved.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- dark brown almost black body with beautiful dark tan head that sticks.

S- mostly coffee with a hint of chocolate and malt.

T- presents the same as the smell-mostly coffee with a hint of toffee and malt.

M- medium body with slight molasses feel and medium carbonation.

D- pretty drinkable and decent porter. I enjoyed drinking this one but I probably will not have another for awhile.

Photo of GimpyCane
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to taste this brew for some time and I'm glad I did. Poured dark brown with a hint of a caramel color shining through. Nice 2 inch tan head the cascade quickly to the top yet fully lasted through the session. The scent was a robust roasted malt, molasses and caramel upfront. Somewhere in the middle I got a hint of coffee ending with vanilla. The flavor was right on with the smell. Medium body, watery and slightly oily with a lively carbonation palate feel. Overall, I like this porter alot. I felt it was well rounded in flavor and aroma. More of this brew will come home with me. Enjoy

Photo of Illinick
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Received a dark opaque cola/coffee brown with a thin off white head that remians as a slim layer with moderate lacing.
S: All the essentials, but nothing outstanding. Huge roasted and burnt scents as well as some smoke and some coffee and slight nut scents.
T: Again, on point for style but nothing out of the ordinary. Run of the mill roasted and smoky layers dominate with some sweet nut at the midway to mid end. Slight crisp hops peeking through in the middle with a roasted coffee and nutty end.
MF: Light medium and finishes slightly dry.
Overall: An average interpretation of the style that I will most likely not go back to. Nothing bad here, but nothing good either.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Photo of Slatetank
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Nonic after allowing to warm slightly

A - Black liquid pours with dark brown highlights. An appealling colored ale which has almost no head retention.

S - Molasses, brown sugar and slight charcoal scents with hints of oak.

T - Sweet chocolate, malt with subtle roasted somewhat coffee-like flavors. Smokey

M - Agressive carbonation up front. Syrupy, vinous qualities gradually take over. A decently balanced example of sweetness and effervescence

D - A great example of a Robust Porter, highly drinkable while minimally bittered. Malty and slight dryness from highly roasted malts with plenty of sweet chocolate and coffee notes in a lighter bodied ale.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black, with a half inch tan head. It smells like roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. It tastes the same way it smells, but there's some caramel and nuts in the taste and also some hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice, it's a bit slick, smooth and creamy. Body is medium. Drinkability is very good, it's really easy to drink and has a slight dry finish. Very sessionable IMO.

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my Dogfish shaker "pint" glass. Appears a dark translucent brown with about a finger of tan foam that quickly fades leaving no lacing to speak of on the glass. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Tastes initially of herbal, grassy hops, followed by bitter cocoa. Finish is quite dry and clean with a slight bitterness. Thin bodied with medium carbonation. Worth a try if you are into the style.

Photo of beveritt
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown nottle into an Imperial pint glass. The label depicts a chocolate lab and several pairs of ladies' legs. Lists IBU's = 24, O.G. = 16.6 degrees P, and 5.7% ABV.

Appearance: Pours with 3/8 inch of tan, creamy head. This settles into a thin coating and some lacing. The beer itself is black and opaque, a little brown around the edges.

Taste: Very mild roasty flavor with a long lasting finish. Very smooth and creamy. Slightly sweet malt flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation. Great body.

Drinkability: A great porter, rich and robust with a great long lasting finish.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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 ybnorml
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A very dark brown beer with ruby highlights. Has a big foamy brown head. The aroma starts with a strong roast coffee and dark chocolate character with a hint of piney hops in the background. A prickely carbonation precedes the smooth roasted malt notes. Which are followed by the coffee and chocolate notes promised in the aroma. Has a light dry finish but not biting.

Photo of Schwarzbart
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown to black. Not much else going on visually.
Smell: Roasted chocolate malt. Milk chocolate and caramel.
Taste: Sweet tasty malts of chocolate and roasted smokey malts. Grassy hop aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Smooth.
Drinkability: It's hard for me to drink a lot of smokey beer, but this one is a pleasure.

Photo of Tree
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Photo of Hibernator
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a deep brown, almost black in appearance with some ruby highlights on the bottom of the glass. Light brown trails of sticky lacings form from the lingering head.

Whiffs of coffee, chocolate and dark malts.

A dark chocolate and coffee ice cream layer provide the backbone. A touch of dairy, but strong roasted malt flavors dominate. Minimal hop presence overall. A tad smoky with a caramel and toffee blast.

Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from the tap, poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a deep brown with a red tint when held to the light. Pillowy off-white head formed rather quickly, but lingered for a little while.

S - A little weak...some malt was detected in the distance, along with a wee bit of hop action, but nothing too definitive. Pretty run of the mill so far.

T - Not quite the "Robust Porter", as labeled on the tap handle. Some roasted malt flavors mixed with fruity hops, but none of which are very strong. Hops are more detectable as the beer warmed, blended with a little fruit background. After it warmed, I got an apple/pear aftertaste.

M - Went down almost too smoothly...a little thinner than I expected. Creamy body, but more on the light side.

D - Nothing really spectacular here...I sampled one from a 12 oz bottle about a year ago and enjoyed it more than from the tap. If you see it in your bar, pick one up to see for yourself...I'd suggest that, at the least.

Photo of jdhilt
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of brewcrew76
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep brown/light black with a thin brown head that disappears quickly.

S - Roasted malt and raisins. There is a bit of milky cream in the aroma.

T - Roasted malt, dark fruits with raisins and figs, the milky lactic flavor is also present. Hint of chocolate.

M - On the light side of medium with a light carbonation. I would like just a bit more mouthfeel.

D - The one tastes a lot more like a Baltic porter to me then an American porter. Tasty beer that could be easily sessionable.

Photo of Braudog
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at KClinger’s Tavern, Hanover PA. A dark black beer with but a thin white film. Mellow java and light almost jellybeany flavors. This is a bit of a junior varsity player in the serious porter market, but a well balanced exceptionally drinkable beer. (#2655, 1/14/07)

Photo of AltBock
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was able to try this on-tap at a local neighborhood bar. It came to me in just a regular standard American pint glass. The best part was that it didn't come to me in a frosted pint glass. The glass might have been chilled, but not chilled to the extreme.

I wasn't able to hold the beer into the light to see if the color was a dark brown or pitch black. From what I saw when the bartender put the drink down was that it looked like they just had squeezed 100 black ink pens into a pint glass. It was that BLACK! Of course if they did squeeze 100 pens into my glass, then my beer wouldn't have had a 2 finger head of tan colored foam. I really couldn't tell what was going on in the smell. The aroma was on the light side with roasted dark malts with a hint of caramel in the background. That was nice and all, but for some reason the sweetness of the malts and the caramel mixed into what I believe was a minor sour smell. That minor sour aroma doesn't belong there. The taste was that of dark roasted malts, roasted nuts, and with a trace of sweet caramel at the end. I really couldn't taste any hops in the initial taste, but they did manage to show up in the aftertaste of the mouthfeel. Other than the hops in the mouthfeel, I thought it was a bit on the weak side. It wasn't as thick as I like my Porters to be. After all of that, I could see myself having another one of these on-tap. I would probably buy it just for the inky appearance alone.

Photo of HossMcGraw
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Might have a bad bottle on my hands here. I sure hope so because this beer sucks.

Pours a jet black with some ebony hues and brown along the edges when held up to the light. Very small tan head that quickly reduces to a ring.

Aroma is quite bad. Spoiled eggs and coffee with some sweetness in the background. The taste is bland and watery with some roastiness and faint sweetness. Mouthfeel is way too thin, and I am not inclined to drink more of this.

Photo of mentor
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle provided by my buddy GCBrewingCo. Thanks much for a bottle of my favorite style from a quality brewery. Payback soon. Pour a thin layer of brown head over a pitch liquid. Brown edgings when held to light. Smells chocolatey dry and mild roast. Baker's chocolate with some hazelnut and a bit of grassy hop co-humulone. Molasses woody dry.

Tastes Dry with sweet undertones and grassy co-humulone that is underplayed by the malt. Wow, that first sip was yummy. Dry finish is mostly chocolate with roast rising just to be noticed in the aftertaste. No citrusy hop flavor, like I was expecting this american porter to have. Md heavy body and moderate carbonation.

Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 779 ratings.