Old Leghumper
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
American Porter
Ranked #343
Ranked #20,994
3.8 | pDev: 11.32%
Nov 16, 2022
Nov 08, 2001
Very Good
Old LeghumperOld Leghumper
Notes: This robust porter is dark brown in color and full bodied with a malty sweet taste. Deep roasted, yet silky smooth! Two types of roasted malts, including chocolate malt give this beer it's award winning flavor.

World Beer Cup GOLD medalist 2002, BRONZE IN 2000.

IBUs = 24. O.G. = 16.6P.
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Rated by GRodgers01 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very smooth. One of my favorites.
Nov 16, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle bottling date 3/10/22 into a nonic pint glass.
L: Pours dark medieval brown color w/light brown edges, a 1" firm, semi-creamy khaki head that recedes to a thick skin, low carbonation, random light lacing.
S: Cocoa, roasted grains, caramelized malts, lightly floral, very light ripe citrus, a hint of brown sugar.
T: Gentle bitterness then sweet & smooth malts, char, toasted grains, a suggestion of citrus zest, floral. Overall moderately sweet & thin but somehow robust.
F: Smooth, creamy, medium-full bodied mouthfeel w/a medium length moderately drying finish.
O: This beer reminds me of a light milk stout. It's bitterness goes a bit wide in the finish complimenting the sweet milk taste. Easy drinking. It is excellent in it's style.
Jul 09, 2022
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Rated by Daz4 from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great porter that is not over or underdone. One of my favorites and very accessible. Reasonably priced and dog themed.
Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a sixer from TW-Greenville, SC 5-7-22 for $11.99. Bottled 12-21-21; consumed for review 6-22-22.

Beer poured dark brown with a very nice tan head that has some great hang time.

Nose is toasted and roasted malts with a touch of chocolate.

Taste follows the nose with the malt base being a combination of toasted, roasted, and chocolate malt and finishes very nicely balanced with adequate hopping and the roastiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a nice classic porter from another age. Good to have a porter without the adjuncts.
Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This wasn't bad, I saw it won a medal all the way back in 2002. It makes sense to me I'm not that into this, it has more to do with I've had a lot better than this one not being good. I get a smoked flavor which is also interesting. Pretty okay.
Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass with a rich dark color, tan head and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malts and semi sweet chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel malt, nuts and some hop bitterness. medium body with decent carbonation. Overall, a decent and balanced American porter.
Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by brewnme from Maine

Dec 14, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
I just love the label artwork on this beer, it got this thirsty dog right here just salivating when I was looking at the bottle at my local liquor store. The aroma reminds me of a bowl of mixed nuts. The mouthfeel is sitting comfortably at the medium level when I give it a few swirls around the old palate. In addition to, i'm also getting some caramel, some grains & a faint dark chocolate note to finish it out. When you want a porter without any fancy adjuncts added to it but it still packs plenty of flavor then this just might be the porter for you. Not to mention at $1.79 for a single that ain't too bad at all in my book. All in all my only fuss about this beer is that there is NO DATE anywhere on the bottle, c'mon Thirsty Dog you guys can do better than that. The craft beer scene is highly competitive these days & not putting on dates just give a beer shopper another reason to not purchase your product, so you're only hurting yourself by not putting on a canned/bottled on date your beer. Cheers! B
May 14, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by Unclevince from West Virginia

May 03, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by rickklein9 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Nov 08, 2018
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
All jokes aside, this was a pretty good porter...

I try to keep an open mind on these new beers that I try but sometimes I can't help letting some preconceived notion to cloud my judgement from the get-go. However, from the moment I poured this 'leghumper' out into my pint glass, I knew there was going to be something unexpected I would experience along the way.

The beer pours an almost perfectly, impenetrable black liquid with light head and little lacing. The blackness, if I could use such a word, was incredible to behold. The smell was very subdued but had hints of cardamon, spice, and booze. Mouthfeel was a bit watery leading to a light-bodied slosh across the tongue, and the taste was bold in my opinion - an unabashed flavor of malt and barely that I really couldn't help but down quickly. This was a very nice surprise and an even better beer.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by LarzH from Wisconsin

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.51 by Craven from New York

Apr 19, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by BishopJ from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information evident.
A: Pours a very dark brown with a one quarter inch, tan head, good retention, and ringlets of lacing down the glass.
S: Aromas of cafe au lait, sugar cane, and hazelnut.
T: Drier and more bittered than expected based on the nose, but sweetness of malts still evident. Dark roast coffee and maybe some cocoa and macadamia nut. Robust bitterness very nicely balanced to achieve a complex melange.
M: Medium to full bodied. Carbonation leaves a little to be desired.
O: A very drinkable and enjoyable porter. Reminiscent of a milk stout.
Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by Rdc67 from Kentucky

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by ougawha from West Virginia

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by jgiordano88 from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Love the name and bottle artwork.

L: Dark mahogany brown pour... nearly black. 2 fingers of tannish head. Great lacing.

S: Roasted sugars and grains. Coffee and cocoa.

T/F: Roasted malts... definite sweetness. Espresso beans and dark chocolate. Some roast bitterness to complement the sweet and prevent it from being cloying. Earthy. Medium in body.... could be an ooch thicker. The finish is sticky with some more roast.

O: A solid American porter.
Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by GlennWB from West Virginia

Jul 29, 2017
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Reviewed by cdclark81 from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great thick pour with a dark color and a decent head and lacing. Good roasted smell akin to any porter. Upfront, the taste is a typical porter taste, a bit more of the roasted malt taste, and a little coffee. I want to rate it higher, but there's something at the back I don't like that I just can't place. All in all, a very good beer.
Jul 15, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by DaveCash from New York

Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by rsquared59 from Indiana

Jun 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It pours a deep dark black that leaves the same color body. A massive two inch off-white/tan head apears and takes a good three minutes before settling. There is a lot of lacing seen and the body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The aroma has a chocolate sort of nuttiness up front. The taste has the same smell backed up with some toffee and coffee. It is very nicely done. The palate is about a medium with some light tickly harshness on my tongue. Overall, this is good for its style and great to me.
Jun 25, 2017
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Reviewed by DeanAmbrose from Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is probably one of the best American porters I have ever had. Pours black with just a hint of red highlights. Medium carbonation and decent lacing. Smells of faint pine and cherries. Tastes of cherries and slight cola nuts. Mouth feel is creamy smooth. Over all a solid and well crafted beer. One of Ohio's best offerings in my opinion. (Of course I may be just a little biased).
Jun 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Beerme124535 from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L:very dark, creamy tan head, pencil thick head.
S: roasty malts, raisins, caramel, coffee, bready, sweet.
T: roasty malts, caramel, chocolate,vanilla, coffee, sweet
F: medium carbonation, meduim weight, creamy, sticky dry after taste,
good beer! liked it alot!
May 27, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

May 13, 2017
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured dark brown with a red tint and a half finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Heavy to moderate lacing. Aroma of dark fruit was initially strong followed by dark chocolate. Taste of Bing cherry, chocolate malt and cola. Medium body and carbonation. Slight watery feel. Overall, this is a nice porter.
May 03, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by VeganUndead from Virginia

May 02, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by probert from New York

Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 3.86 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Apr 29, 2017
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on March 17, 2017.

It pours brown with reasonable opaque clarity and reddish hues. Short lasting tan head.

The aroma is immediate with cherry rather than toasted or roasted malts. Those come up second and they are reserved. Low to no hop profile.

The body is around medium and smooth.

Like the aroma I get a distinct cherry flavor mixed in with the roasted dark malt sweetness. There is a kind of fruity bite of bitterness at the finish.
Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served at Double Wide Grill, date night with Dave. Came up for the Deschutes free tastings. This beer had a great coffee aroma and rich caramel taste. Enjoyed with rice balls, garlic parmesan wings and nachos! Woo-hoo!
Feb 15, 2017
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