Old Leghumper
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Old LeghumperOld Leghumper
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #635
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,022
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 11.29%
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
958
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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  147
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of Nass
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of cdclark81
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of DeanAmbrose
3/5  rDev -21.3%
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).

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Photo of Beerme124535
3.77/5  rDev -1%
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!

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Photo of lastmango
3.81/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
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!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head of fairly limited duration. Smell is of burnt bread and some faint coffee. The taste is nicely balanced with elements of roasted malts, coffee and with a sweet undertone. Smooth mouthfeel in an overall medium body. A very nice porter.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE: February 4, 2017... OCCASION: watching Captain America with the fam while basking in the glow of our Quiz Bowl team's strong showing... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... a jet black body upholds a nearly single-finger brown head... creamy and thick, almost Guinness-like in its consistency... for peat's sake, what a nice aroma for a winter's night... smoky too, with a discernibly soft chocolate scent... a hazy drizzle is left behind as the glass drains... a classic cola finish ends a creamy, smooth body... the flavor profile is peat, slight smoke, and vanilla... almost singular in its effect--kind of like its name!--but excellent in what it does... the chocolate makes this a dessertif, but the overall effect is a delicious, easy sipping porter that provokes a second....

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Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yum! A nice cola color on the pour. The smell is coffee , vanilla, chocolate ,roasted mats and some nuttiness as well as some sweetness. The taste follows the smell. This is a very good American porter. The alcohol is well hidden but then again it's only 5.8. This is a very nice medium body porter. The Thirsty Dog Leg Humper is very well balanced and deserves some love.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with an over abundance of roast.

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Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours black coca cola color with an off white head with average retention
S-coffee, unsweetened cocoa, vanilla, nutty
T-more roasted coffee, followed by unsweetened cocoa, and more roasted coffee and nuts in the finish
M-medium bodied and average retention
O-excellent porter with great balance

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Photo of Big_Neezy
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oh, how these are good in the morning. I secured this beer Smokey and the Bandit style from Toledo.

Pours like a black and tan. Great malty, full bodied aroma with a matching taste of strong coffee, cocoa and even a little Mexican vanilla snuck in there. There is also a burnt marshmallow smell and flavor as well but that could be the vanilla and coffee talking to you.

Great recommendation from a Toledo, OH liquor store.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown and nearly black opaque color; a thin ring like and slightly tan lace retains throughout. The first sniff is of dark fruit, then, nutty, vanilla, wood and a lighter coffee roast. The taste has a surprising mild to moderate hops bitterness that sometimes detracts from the maltiness. However, I do taste the roasted malt, nutty and coffee like qualities. The sweetness comes out in the finish, it is a vanilla sweet and a zesty almost citric like feel. The aftertaste is dry and bitter. The body is smooth and medium, close to light. Perhaps a bit thin for a porter.
An easy to drink porter. I love the title, but, it is not as robust as it implies and the balance is perhaps slightly too skewed on the hops side. However, it is a good and flavorful beer.

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Photo of braker649er
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I quite enjoyed this one. The highlight for me was a rich, dense, malty flavor--some grain and chocolate and not a lot of fuss other than that (not super boozy or vanilla-rich or sweet, just well balanced between grainy and chocolate). Nice head and color. I found the smell just very slightly metallic and not selling the flavor as well as it deserved. Overall, a solid porter, though--enjoyed it!

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Photo of dditto2
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark chocolate color with moderate head and lacing of a slightly off white chocolate color. Smells sweet chocolatey malts, mild coffee, slightly roasty. Tastes sweet, roasted chocolate malt, balanced bitterness, quite a bit of flavor. Goes down smooth and slightly creamy. Overall this is a great beer I am glad I picked up. I just pounded this beer for this review and ready for a few more. Porter is one of my favorite styles and this does not dissapoint.

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Photo of JayQue
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with plenty of ruby highlights throughout the glass. Big light brown head with good retention and plenty of filmy rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt and milk chocolate. Taste is very good. Roasted malts, a little bitterness and plenty of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium in richness and very smooth like a milk stout with some lactose present. A good porter, goes down easy and is quite satisfying.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany good caramel colored head that lasts for a while some lacing around the glass once head reseeds about 1/4" head remains
Smell sweet chocolate roasted malts some coffee smell does not stand out as much as I expected
Taste dark roasted taste some chocolate little smoked flavor good flavor profile on this beer
Feel very creamy and smooth I liked the way in it kind coated my mouth.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer, I was not expecting it to be as good as it was.

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Photo of creepinjeeper
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color of a Hershey bar sets the tone for this beer. Chocolate dominates the look, the smell and the taste of this porter. Slight hint of roasted malt, but its mostly sweet milk chocolate. Smooth and highly drinkable. I wish this had shelfspace in Chicagoland.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cola brown with a thin clear brown edge and a thin tan blanket that recedes to a faint ring.

Smell is raisinettes, cola, and little ashy roasted malt.

Sweeter and thinner than another Ohio classics Eddy Fitz, Old Leghumper is slightly roasty, smooth, and basically sessionable, with light roasted coffee, sassafras, spiced raisin, and a hint of baker's cocoa.

Relatively thin, slippery wet, a little fizzy froth, and a semi-dry finish.

This is a standby, go to, classic, solid porter, probably their best consistent beer outside of Siberian Night and Wulver. Back in the day I couldn't decide whether this or Founders Porter was my favorite, but since they're both available in abundance, that's a good problem to have. Nowadays, there are many, many others to contend with, yet, one of the originals, Edmund Fitzgerald, might still take the cake for this simple classic.

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Photo of FLreviewer
4.83/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unlike all these pretentious crafty guys, I drank this straight out of the bottle. (Gasp!). I couldn't tell you the color of the head or even the exact color of the beer. It was recommended by the owner of Cobb's General Store in Ft. Pierce, FL, because I am a porter lover. Although the label says "robust porter", I found it to be a rather light-tasting porter, which was very enjoyable straight out of the bottle in 87 degree heat, while still sitting in front of a fire. Very pleasant flavors but light enough where you could drink 3 and not feel like you ate a loaf of bread. Highly recommend.

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Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 958 ratings