Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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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Added by Brent on 11-08-2001

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Ratings: 942 |  Reviews: 410
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of McNealc31
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice black pour accented with a creamy beige head. The aroma promises deep, roasted goodness. And not just roasted, but a bit of char here. Loads of coffee, even a hint of marshmallow. Some bittersweet chocolate, as expected, but the toasted malt and coffee dominate. It's nice that a beer branded as a robust porter is more aggressive than other porters.

Overall, familiar porter flavors, just a bit more kick. A lot to like here.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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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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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Thirsty Dog's Old Leghumper a couple weeks ago for $1.59 at The Lager Mill. I have been pretty impressed with this brewery so I thought I would give their Porter a try, let see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- I like the label and the name of this beer, it's got a nice sense of humor to it. It poured a very dark brown color that was very close to being black and it had some slightly ruby red edges when held to the light. It had two fingers worth of tan head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. This is a pretty proper looking Porter.

S- The aroma is pretty simple and straightforward, it starts off with loads of dark roasted malts that have a high amount of medium sweetness to them and impart some nice roasted aromas along with some grains, dark chocolate and a slight bit of coffee. I didn't pick up any hops in the aroma. This was a nice smelling American Porter that had a heavy chocolate aroma that I liked.

T- The taste follows the nose nicely, but the flavors seem a little lighter then the aroma. It starts off with loads of roasted dark malts that have a high amount of medium sweetness and imparted some nice bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavors that made for a sweet and robust Porter. I thought this beer had a nice roasty and robust taste and would have been perfect if the sweetness was toned down a little.

M- Smooth, a little creamy, on the light side of being medium bodied, and it had high amount of medium carbonation that was a little prickly. The body could be thicker and the carbonation could be toned down and not as prickly.

Overall I thought that this was a slightly above average American Porter that drank well on this cold and snowy night in Michigan. This was a pretty straightforward American Porter that was all about the roasted malts. This beer had Ok drinkability, this one went down smooth but I think after one the sweetness would start to get to me. What I liked most about this beer was the robust and chocolaty aroma and taste, it had just enough roast for the style and the added chocolate flavor was nice and made this beer stick out a little. What I liked least about this beer was the mouthfeel and the high amount of sweetness, the body and carbonation need some work and the sweetness got to be a little much once this beer warmed up. I wouldn't turn this beer down but I don't think I would buy it again, for the same price I can get Founders Porter and it is just as robust but not as sweet with a much better body. This is worth of a shot if your really like the style but I just don't thin it's a top tier American Porter. I was glad I gave this beer a try and it was pretty solid but there were more then a couple things that kept this from being a great American Porter, another solid example from Thirsty Dog, good job guys, I will be searching out more of your beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Was in Cleveland for a youth hockey tournament and was able to try Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog. The beer poured a clear dark amber with a thin slight off white head that laced nicely. Roast malt, peaty earth comprise of the scent. Taste is roast malt and mocha, just a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is a medium body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent porter.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.1% out of 100 with 942 ratings
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