Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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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

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Added by Brent on 11-08-2001

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Photo of puboflyons
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.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
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!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +6.8%
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 +5.3%
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 -14.5%
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 -7.9%
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 +15%
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 -0.3%
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 +3.4%
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 +11.3%
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 +3.2%
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 +7.9%
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 +9.5%
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 -4.2%
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 +27.1%
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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Photo of mr-jj
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pair of snifters from a 12 oz bottle brought back from NYC.

Color is dark brown with a thick, rich head. Good lacing. Smell is roasted malts with light coffee and cocoa nibs. Flavor is similar It's a very good porter.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this beer is a very dark brown color with a nice tan, light brown head that is about an thick when first poured that eventually settles to a thick being lining the inside of the glass along with a nice surface coating film layer of foam and pretty good lacing. Aromas of roasted caramel and chocolate malt sweetness and a slight bit of hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with roasted caramel and chocolate malt sweetness along with some oatmeal notes that are all rounded out with some nice hop bitterness. Has a slightly crisp, but mainly smooth, creamy, and frothy medium to full bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Has a clean, roasty finish. Well qoeth a try and spot on for the style I feel.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Nice milk chocolate character with a bit of an earthy hop note and mild sweetness.

T- Dark roasted malt of the usual porter variety but with a good finesse. Slight hop bitterness with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and honey. Very, very easy to drink. Hint of vanilla.

M- Usual porter feel but not too thin. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A really solid porter that's only a notch below some of the best (Edmund Fitzgerald for example). Would definitely have another.

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Photo of Buck89
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Nice dark brown color with light tan head. Aroma was mainly dry roasty malt. Taste was similar, with a burnt toast dry finish and not much chocolate.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant coffee brown under a persistent, clingy 3” cream colored foam collar. S: Coffee and light cocoa aromas. T: The roasty bitterness is dialed back allowing the rich complex malt flavors to come forward seasoned with chocolate and light coffee. F: Creamy and silky texture, soft palate, medium to medium full body. O: A very yummy porter.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark black color with off-white head. The aroma and taste both feature dark roasted malts with a hint of sweetness. Overall, Old Leghumper is a solid porter that is worth a try.

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Photo of Cheeseboo
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Nice and smooth with no aftertaste. The look isn't fantastic...not much of a head, but everything else about this beer is great. I look forward to trying more of their brews.

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Photo of silverking
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful to look at. Cola colored brew with a thick, long lasting khaki head with excellent lacing. Robust roasted flavors and aromas throughout, with strong notes of caramel. I will be buying this again.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown with a tan head that doesn't thin quickly.

S: Smells are light tones of chocolate and a little coffee.

T: Notes of bittersweet chocolate with a hint of coffee, no bitter aftertaste. Chocolate maintains on the palate.

M: A little on the crisp side, the pronounced carbonation breaks up the smoothness a little, but not too much.

O: A very pleasant, a-typical porter. I enjoy the bittersweet flavor and enjoyed this start to finish.

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