Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Old LeghumperOld Leghumper
944 Ratings
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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3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried to pour it rigorously, but I only managed a quarter-inch of light beige head. Red hues in a translucent dark brown body. 3.5

Well, I wouldn't call this 'robust' just yet. Barely a nose on this thing. Mildly grainy with a hint of medicinal notes and cocoa. 2.5

Metallic in taste. Chocolate is there with some bland coffee notes. Semi-roasted husky grains push through some bitter bite. The hops, however, are medicinal and a bit off. This might be an old bottle. Attenuated and off-kilter. The malts are decent, and I wish they were amplified a bit. 3.5

Not particularly smooth. Carbonation is just fine, but the body is a little weak. 3.5

I've had much better experiences with this beer, so I'm rating it a little higher than this experience. Still nothing special. 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nice looking dark brown that turns opaque when fully poured. A powering and ivory two finger head maintains and laces where it leaves. Great looking beer.

S: Roasted malt, some chocolate scent. Maybe some sweet caramel.

T: Roasted malt, chocolate, some sweet and dark fruit.

M: Medium bodied with great coating and pleasant aftertaste. I think the aftertaste is more telling of the beer than the actual sip.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Catching up. Notes are recent and thorough.

Old Leghumper is a very dark brown that verges on black, as a lot of the American variations of porters are veering these days along with a big increase in strength over traditional porters. A tight, creamy tan head crowns it, sitting just under a finger tall but with excellent retention and some nice, patchy lacing.
It's big on roasted malts with a bit of a coffee effect to it and some cocoa nib. A little bit of doughy sweetness is evident in the aroma and comes out a bit less in the flavor. Smoke is a natural element here, just a little on the charred side but not excessively so.
I tried this along with two other American Porters on the same night, and all had a similarly roasty, charred sort of profile to them. One was Sumuttynose Robust Porter, possibly my favorite porter to date (certainly at the top). What sets it apart is a bit more strength where it counts, depth, and a bit more complexity overall. While Old Leghumper is very good, it's short of that upper echelon.
Pretty rich and robust, the feel is another way in which the Americanization of the porter includes making it bigger. It's nice and smooth initially, with a bit of a bite at the beginning. Dryness kicks in not long from the beginning.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 944 ratings
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