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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

718 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 17
Gots: 30 | 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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BuckSpin

Maine

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a ruddy, burnt umber opaque hue with a lively, crisp 1" head of packed tan foam that disappated quickly from all the activity, but laced subtly. Nose was surprisingly strong with deep, rich, dried fruits, malts, some mild burnt qualities, traces of coffee and earth.

Its smooth, rich, even on the tongue with those surprising deep fruit qualities from the nose most noticable - unusual for a porter to be so strong with them, but its nice. Of course its malted, with a slight muddiness and some coffee traces. The tastes meld on the pallete and swallow clean & smooth with a bittersweet echo on the throat.

This is a nice, balanced porter with a slightly off the beaten path quality in those fruit tones. I recommend it and will certainly drink more.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2005 02:08:49 | More by BuckSpin
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Maestro

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The "porter" pours a dark brown to black with a week, thin, tan head. There is almost no lacing left on the glass. The nose is sweet, almost like a milk/cream stout. The beer's taste is very thin, with little hops and an overwhelming sweet, milky taste. Not much good to say about this beer. The mouthfeel is awkward, with a fizzy carbonation that leaves an oily film on my tounge. Drinkability...I won't be having another.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2005 13:49:29 | More by Maestro
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fretlessman71

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pertinent Preliminary Comments: Much obliged to HarkJohnny for the care package that included this gem.

Quite the picture on the label if you’re a leg man (or even a leg woman!).

APPEARANCE: Black, just barely translucent, with garnet highlights. Head was fizzy like cola, and dissipated before I was able to finish this sentence. Hmmm… (Note: See "Overall Comments" at bottom for clarification of score.) A gentle swirl brings it back to life a bit. No lacing.

AROMA: Espresso and dark chocolate dominate; no discernable hops. (Of course, the last porter I had was dry-hopped, so I could be biased…)

FLAVOR: Oh, so THERE are the hops! Okay… A very nice blend of mocha and hop flavor. It’s actually a pretty wonderful balance! (Maybe I ought to put some hops in my mug before I bring it in to Starbucks next time!) It’s a very sweet beer, roasty but not too roasty, almost like chocolate milk for when your taste bids grow up. Semi-sweet aftertaste; clean finish for such a sweet beer.

MOUTHFEEL: Somewhat spicy; medium weight. Nothing wrong here.

DRINKABILITY: At 5.7% ABV, this one is on the border of being too strong for a session brew, but it’ll do in a pinch. I certainly wouldn’t get bored with it!

OVERALL COMMENTS: A little worried about the head; could be that there was too much dishwashing detergent residue in this glass, since we just moved and who knows what happened to what in the melee. Since everything else about this beer pans out I’m willing to overlook it. There’s another bottle in my beer fridge that looks just like this one, and if that one has the same problem I’ll let you know. Other than that, it’s a fine brew – certainly worthy of its 2002 Gold at the World Beer Cup.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2005 06:39:36 | More by fretlessman71
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granger10

Wisconsin

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

I had this beer at the brewpub but I didn't take notes. I also got it in bottles here so I decided to write my review from this location. I really liked this porter. It had a strong roasted espresso note upfront but chocolate seemed to be the focal point. The chocolate flavor was quite sweet and smooth. There was a grainy bitterness in the bottle that I didn't notice while drinking it on tap. The body was on the light side but it was really a smooth beer. Another great beer from Thirsty Dog.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2005 12:01:27 | More by granger10
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mntlover

Tennessee

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

Pours darksome red and brown show thru when held to the light with a tan head that fades fast ti ring of foam.
Aroma is roasted malt coco some burnt aromas coming thru but overall a little subdued.
Taste is light scoffee flavors mixed with some chocolate. Lingering burnts flavors are noticed in finish.
Mouthfeel is almost creamy to start but ends kind of watery nice amount of carbonation overall good.
Drinkability is good goes down easy and smooth not in the league with the great porters but not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2005 16:48:05 | More by mntlover
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep pitch black color with three fingers of medium tan head that retain nicely. There is a decent amount of lacing. The smell has lots and lots of burnt malt. Some chocolate undertones, and a hint of coffee, but just lots of burnt malt. The taste also has lots of that burnt malt character. Roasted coffee and cocoa powder on the finish. The mouthfeel is just a little too light and watery. The drinkability is great though. A decent porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2005 04:46:50 | More by SheepNutz
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was pitch black with a good two finger head that dissapated to a light ring on top of the beer.

The smell was heavy in chocolate mixed with some roasted coffee hints in the rear of the nose.

The drink started with a chocolate kick followed by a sweet malt with a lingering grainy coffee finish.

This was a very good porter that quite frankly was only purchased because of the name. Still I was quite impressed the only thing it lacked was a trace of hops.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2005 05:50:53 | More by coasterfreak75
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merlin48

Kentucky

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

Pours a dark brown, opaque body with a healthy tan head that retains well and leaves lots of sticky, patch lace.
Aroma is subdued, with milk chocolate and a vague hint of roasted coffee.
Creamy mouthfeel is almost silky. Medium body weakens considerably toward the middle and finish.
Taste is sweet and creamy milk chocolate with just a hint of roastiness. Very little hop or toasted malt bitterness.
A tasty American porter that could use a bit more roastiness and hop bitterness. Very drinkable, but I wouldn't go out of my way in search of this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2004 00:24:32 | More by merlin48
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark color with a small head that doesn't stick around long, but leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma is mostly coffee and chocolate malts. The flavor is much the same. kmpitz2 and I decided it's more of a mixture that resembles mocha. Very enjoyable. Makes for a good porter. Could use a slight bit more body, but it's pretty nice. Easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2004 16:09:14 | More by clvand0
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2004 02:34:44 | More by kmpitz2
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2004 02:17:35 | More by tavernjef
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Higravity

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After having this a few times I think I have made up my mind. It is by no means the best out there but I think this porter is very good. Poured a nice dark beer with a head that was made to last. The nose brings out malty roasted barely and some caramel sweetenss. At first I thought it might be overhopped but have since figured that it is decently balanced and the extra hops aren't really bitter they are just noble so I am thinking fuggles or somesuch. I wasn't too thick and you could drink this porter all night with out too much stopping for burps. Enjoyed it and at a decent price I drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2004 03:27:42 | More by Higravity
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sacfly

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My friend bought this one because he laughed at the label. I thought it was a very cheesy and amateur label, but tried one none the less. Wow was I surprised. I drank one a few weeks later just to see if I liked it because my expectations were so low, or if I really liked it. Turns out it is one of the better porters I have had recently.

Pours dark brown with little to no head. Smells of chocolate and roasted barley. Tastes great. Chocolate, coffee, smoky. Smooth after taste.

Don’t pass this one up because of the gimmick label. Actually a very good porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2004 21:41:52 | More by sacfly
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Gusler

Arizona

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

The beer after its departing the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in my glass a deep brown to black with some ruby high lights, the head is portly in size and frothy in texture, the color a toothsome light tan and the left over lace a thin but concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is roasted grain, sweet and pleasing to the olfactory senses, start is sweet and rich, the top medium to almost full in feel. Finish has a pleasant acidity, the hops modest and unassuming in their spicy bite, very dry aftertaste that lingers long on the tongue, like the beer, love the name.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2004 00:02:50 | More by Gusler
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

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

This is a very good looking offering that tastes as good as it looks, and it looks pretty good. The smokey aroma gives away the flavor which is indeed full of smokey, roasted goodness. Flavors are complex and combine coffee, chocolate and roasted malt/grain flavors. There is a surprising lightness in the body which tends to a bit of wateriness. The color is a bit lighter than many porters as well. Small head, but decent lacing, tan foam coloring. The name alone demands that you try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2004 18:38:13 | More by AtLagerHeads
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barleysangel

Ohio

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

This beer has a chocolately-brown opaque color with a spongy light brown head. Great mouthfeel, smooth. Not a super strong roasted flavor, malty, chocolately. No alcohol aftertaste. Slightly bitter from chocolate. There is an alcohol smell when warm. Tastes better warm.
I would definately have another.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2004 23:59:48 | More by barleysangel
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Dithyramb

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Same bottle as pictured with no freshness dating. Arrived via mail with the rest of BIF12.

Opaque black liquid chocolate colored beer with a wispy tan head. The head quickly dissipated prior to the first sip into a thin ring that stayed throughout the life of the beer.

Dark malt smells are dominant, with some smoky notes on the back end.

The esters stay around the edges of your mouth. Dark roasted coffee is the liquid flavor. It is followed by a smoky earthy lingering, that is only slightly bitter and dry on the finish.

Strange, even though it is creamy and medium bodied, it seems to leave the mouth quickly. Easy drinking and wouldn’t mind having again..

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2004 16:57:54 | More by Dithyramb
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mattcrill

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A deep chocolate brown with a tan head that is gone in a second.

Smell: smoky and malty but not much of either. Really a whole lot of nothing going on there.

Taste: carmel with some alcohol esters. A mild hop bitterness noted at the end. It has hints of a woody, earthy, and dried fruit taste but it is too watery.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation to balance it out.

Drinkability and overall: Easy going down but not very inspiring. A pretty average porter that got worse as it went. With all the good porters around here (especially Great Lakes) I see no reason to go back to this brew. I'll stick to their Russian Imperial Stout and go from there.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2004 01:50:14 | More by mattcrill
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Ahhdball

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2004 17:37:14 | More by Ahhdball
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Color is dark brown and near-perfect in it's opacity, just slivers and glimmers of red peeking 'round the edges, tannish head, slims down right quick.
Roasty nose, very roasty, replete with overtones of bittersweet espresso, and hints of cocoa. A trifle grainy, even spicy, just a touch.
Taste...think I will thanks,..chocolatey at first, mildish on the palate, for a "robust porter", as Mr. Label says. Chocolate gets strong, mixed with more coffeeish tones. Medium to full, but not quite, bodied, finish slips away too quickly. Tastes nice, to be sure, but hasn't got the tenacity I'm looking for in the mouthfeel of a good porter. Finishes rather sweetly, then ends.
Enjoyable, especially for those with a chocolate bent to them, but has a ways to go to be my kind of porter.

Big thanks to sidabeef7 for the bottles!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2004 10:21:58 | More by feloniousmonk
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Ricochet

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Took the taste test..at .50 per sample. $$$ well spent.

Wow. This was one of the best porters, right up there with my favorite. Of course, I'm comparing to Cumberland's Nitro Porter, so I prefer a creamier porter, but I know that is not true to porter style. This is about as accurate as it gets. It was dark, smelled robust, had faint coffee and chocolate flavors and finished above average. This is my third favorite beer brewed by Thirsty Dog and the best of the Ohio micros that I've tried.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2004 01:27:07 | More by Ricochet
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Gritsak

West Virginia

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

dense brown body with a tan head that only lasts for the first drink

smell is strong with roasted chocolate malt

taste is overpowered by roasted malts...in a good way...chocolate, hint of coffee...sweet milky aftertaste

mouthfeel is thick and smooth with medium carbonation

decent drinkability..not as high as other porters such as SN, but still could knock back a few without a problem

very tasty beer...the roasted chocolate malt is pretty strong but balances out nicely in the end..if you like malt, you'll like this..i did

props to thirsty dog for the funny label and name

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2004 04:30:40 | More by Gritsak
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deeo dark brown with a small tan head that dies quickly. Superb aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slightly herbal hops, and slight booze. A very balanced taste that starts off with slight hops and roasted malts. This is quickly followed up by some nice milk chocolate and weak coffee notes. The finish is dry, and to the point. The mouthfeel is creamy, but a tad thin and the drinkability is good. Nice stuff...

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2004 23:36:27 | More by francisweizen
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Bierguy5

Ohio

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

Pours a deep brown with no highlights. Small, tan head that stayed for a while. Smell is a nice roasted almost coffee-like note. Deep rich and robust here. You get some dark malt, combined with a nice roasty taste, with little hop flavor or bitterness. Slight coffe taste in the finish. Medium body with low carbonation. This is one of the best that T.D has to offer. Nice example of a robust porter.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2004 01:19:53 | More by Bierguy5
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

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

Pours a light ivory head over clear deep brown liquid with ruby highlights. Nice coffee & chocolate nose. Smooth carbonation/mouthfeel. Sweet and roasty maltiness features more chocolate notes, very good without one taste taking center stage. Finishes rich and satisfying, pleasantly roasty and chocolatey, well done!
Thx to Craig for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 22:49:28 | More by beerluvr
Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.