Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
939 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brent on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
939
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
133
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 939 |  Reviews: 409
Photo of Rocknskol
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 sposter4
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of m3rkury
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with just enough of a white head. Slight aroma, but I wanted more. Taste is solid roast balanced by a bit of sweetness.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 akopczyk
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aprabhu
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 wuthrichj15
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid and drinkable porter. Nice chocolate notes with a small note of roasted malt. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Zylod
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drwatson32
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 ajmartin329
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very strong. The layering is there and sticks. I'm not a fan of the taste though

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Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt2509
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pablobomb
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 toppoop
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 939 ratings.
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