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Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper
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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 954 |  Reviews: 413
Reviews by cnagle28:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Big coffee on the nose. Easy head with some lacing, but not much. Taste is stronger than the texture would indicate. A little smokiness & a bit of bitter add up to an interesting beverage. It hints at complexity but never quite gets there. Sort of like a painting in primary colors. It can be quite appealing, but with a more deft touch the challenges on both sides of the appreciation equation are amped.

Don't get me wrong, I"m enjoying this, but there are 40 taps in front of me & in that environment my thirst may be quenched, but my curiosity lingers.

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

On tap at Log House in Wytheville, VA.

Poured deep dark brown with a 2 finger tan head which dissipated to a thin layer and lasted all the way to the end of the glass. Good lacing.

Smells mostly of roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate.

Tastes like is smells at first - coffee & chocolate, and then a bitterness which balances it out well. Taste almost resembles a stout more than a porter. Isn't overly sweet or syrupy like some porters.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick with a graininess that I really dig. Almost like drinking cowboy coffee.

Overall very drinkable and one of my favorite porters that I've had in a while.

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Photo of Prometal313
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bung
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. A solid brown pour, but light gets through fairly easily. Small cream colored head. Sticks the the glass fairly well. Roast malt, peaty earth aroma. Taste is roast malt and mocha, just a hint of coffee. Medium body that borders on creamy. Finish is earthy, clean. Not a bad porter, that smoothes into the flavors nicely as it warms a little.

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Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of utopiajane
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours almost completely black except for an eggplant purple hue . It's not that there's any light coming though even on the edges. It's that purplish hue that tells me this is the darkest brown and not black. Bitter chocolate on the nose and a creaminess. Roasted malt that has been blackened to a succulence. It boasts of the fruit it might have if left to blacken further. But there is no fruit. There is a sweet bit of caramel under that chocolate and a faint hint at smoke. taste is wonderful and follows the nose all the way. Dry bitter chocolate and some weak coffee. Crisp malt that is a touch bitter. Nutty too but not sweet. It has a creamy soft mouthfeel that feels thin and easy to the palate but is really medium. Finishes dry and hearty with plenty of complexity. The fruitiness form malt sneaks in as the beer warms and it is dry raisin.

This is terrific!

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Photo of clayrock81
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Came in a darkish brown, almost black and viscous body with minimal head and no laces (could've been the pour). Had a semi-sweet smeel while balanced with some earthy hops. Real smooth and creamy, carbonation is light so it passes fluffy. Taste of varied malts, caramel and butterscotch for smoothness and some roasted malts to give it a slightly dry edge as it passes. Not for those who prefer overbearing porters, but if you just want a simple yet tasty porter to enjoy then you can't go wrong here.

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Photo of trim200xc
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DCH
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ValpoExpo
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Natural510
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with black edges in color; nice off-white head which leaves a sturdy ring of lacing. Nice look.
Not much to the nose; a bit of cocoa and coffee, but one has to search for it.
Healthy amount of coffee to the roasted malt, with a cola-like backing. Flavor rounded out by a bit of sweet sugar and kiss of pine hops in the finish.
Light bodied for the style. It does go down smoothly, but with so many high-quality American porters on the market, this one is screaming out for more complexity.
A slight disappointment from the Thirsty Dog camp.

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Photo of rmarks9
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MgoJohnStamos
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JDV
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Miketd for the bottles!
Pours pretty dark black with a nice big tan head. Very lightly ruby tones around the edges. Smell is nice dark roasted malt and is very aromatic and satisfying. Nice slightly creamy body. Good Roasty character with a hint of char, but very light, almost nonexistant bitterness. Moderate to high sweetness level and creamy milkly flavors along as well. Would like a hint more balancing bitterness to match the sweetness, but still very enjoyable. Thanks Mike!

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A- Poured black with frothy mocha colored head that left some dense and chunky lace. 4

S- Lots of dark fruits and some light smokiness and roasty notes. 3.5

T- Lots of dark fruits notes of raisin and slightly tart cherry juice, pretty big roasty character but definitely much more on the sweeter side for a porter. 3.5

M- Prickly carbonation, pretty smooth, not a dry finish. 3.5

O- It skews a little sweeter than I prefer for the style, but the dark fruit notes are pleasant and uniquely prominent for the style. It is missing a lot of the chocolate and coffee notes I really enjoy in most porters though. 3.5

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of endincolorado
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Deep, chestnut brown with some light showing through at the edges. Moderate, fizzy tan head with decent retention, and some decent lacing as well.

Smell- Appropriate roasty malt, with some nice sweetness, caramel, and a bit of hazelnut. Barely noticeable hoppy crispness in back.

Taste- Hops are more noticeable in the taste, with a crispness that would help if not for a little too much carbonation that sort of masks the malt. Malt is roasty and good, with a nice clean aftertaste (due at least in part, to the scrubbing effect of the carbonation on the palate).

Mouthfeel- Light to medium body that would probably be just right if not for the excessive carbonation mentioned above.

Drinkability- Actually, I downed a six-pack and a half before reviewing this beer (not in one night) so i'd have to go with "quite drinkable" On really analyzing it however, there are definitely some areas that could be improved.

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Photo of ngaron
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmink27
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonicdescent
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Old Leghumper wins points for a great name, but is otherwise a pretty average porter.

Appears a dark red/brown and could be mistaken for black with a decent bubbly tan head leaving a crown and some slight lacing.

Smell is at first kind of boozy, given a little warmth puts out some decent chocolate and coffee scent.

Taste unfortunately is a bit watery, with the same hints from the scent, only subdued.

Mouth is way too thin and a bit flat feeling. I can handle flat, but there needs to be a thickness to make up for it. This has the feel of a lightly carbonated water.

Overall, I can't say this wasn't easy to drink but I don't think I'd get it again.

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Photo of Crundy
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black with Ruby hues, light mocha head, minimal lacing

S: Very simplistic, mostly roasted malt with a hint of bitter chocolate

T: Very malt forward, dark roasted malt and coffee bitterness, hint of bitter chocolate, a burnt wood flavor as well

M: smooth creamy, a bit dry, medium full bodied, a somewhat bittersweet finish

O: pretty good beer, a good amount of sweetness and bitterness but definitely more bitter than sweet but I appreciate the woody characteristic and the other subtle flavors.

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Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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