Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

very good
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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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Added by Brent on 11-08-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

24 IBU's, OG=16.6 P, 6.7% ABV (per the bottle). No ingredients per the website.

Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack. Hefty Psssht upon opening. Foam. Lots of foam. Very brisk carbonation. ~3.5 carbs or so. This is odd. Pours out to a clear near black, forming a voluminous poofy light tan head which rises above the edge of the glass. I get the nose of kiwi fruit..never a good sign, on top of molasses, black walnut, and caramel. Mouthfeel...medium bodied..sweet and chalky. Taste is a recap of the aroma. Weird sweetness.
I drank one of these probably a month ago and this is quite a bit different. Something has happened to it in the meantime, and the overcarbonation and weird kiwi fruit are signs of infection. I've never gotten infected beers from these guys before. I drank a wippet wheat about 2 weeks ago and it had the same kinda funky thing going. The dortmunder and russian imperial were fine.

The score here is a combination of the quality of the beer as I drank it 2 weeks ago and the obvious problems with this one.

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Photo of The_1084
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark color with a creamy head about 2 fingers in width and leaves a decent amount of lace as it is drank.

S - Presents the aroma of roasted malts with a hint of coffee and cream.

T - Starts off sweet with a creamy chocolate taste mixed with roasted malts and finishes with a bitter, but pleasant, coffee taste.

M - Light to medium bodied with medium-heavy carbonation. Leaves a dry feel in the mouth.

O - Overall this is a good beer. Not my favorite porter, but one that I will gladly return to.

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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: deep dark black body that leaves a massive three finger off-white/tan head 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.

S: light chocolate, slight nuttiness up front, subdued coffee, all balanced

T: same as the smell backed up with some light toffee. It is very nicely done.

M: medium with some light carbonation on my tongue.

O: this is a pretty solid brew that I would have again.

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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a thin head into my glass. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Just another porter.

A whiff of coffee with a bit of cream in the nose. Very enticing.

Robust with a good helping of coffee, toffee and cream. Reminds of the first time I had Otter Creek's Stovepipe Porter. Very different. Alien.

A decent amount of sweet malt lingers at the back of the throat.

This came in a mixed sixer from Ryan & Casey in Greenfield, Mass. Very good, basic, but tasty porter.

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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle has been in the fridge a long time, so...

Pours an opaque deep brown with amber highlights and a solid 2 inch khaki head that dissipates slowly, leaving substantial lacing.

Aroma is initially nutty, with caramel and chocolate notes highlighting a slightly roasted malty character. Toffee and hints of coffee are evident. A bit of alcohol surfaces as it warms.

Roast malt is the underlying flavor, with notes of walnuts and toffee taking center stage, playing with dark chocolate and subtle coffee tones. The finish is a touch bitter to balance the caramel malt sweetness throughout.

Body is a touch light for a robust porter, and carbonation is moderate.

Overall, a very good example of the style. The roast character is not overwhelming, and alcohol is only evident in the aroma and as a slight warmth. Chocolate malt and nuttiness are well represented. Perhaps a touch sweet.

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Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 935 ratings.
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