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Old Leghumper | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Old LeghumperOld Leghumper
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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

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Added by Brent on 11-08-2001

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Photo of beergoot
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark red body, almost opaque. Good tan head. Head retention great, nice lacing and rings down the glass.

Smell: Subtle dark malt scents. No noticeable hop aroma.

Taste: Roasted, slightly burnt malts. Burnt toast. Hints of chocolate and cocoa. Hop bitterness is fairly subdued.

Mouthfeel: A shade below medium body, good carbonation. Goes down silky smooth.

Overall: A little on the weak tasting side for my personal preferences in porters and stouts, but the classic porter malts and aroma, combined with respectable ABV, makes this a porter worth checking out.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Initial one inch head that disappears into a thick ring. Very deep brown color with mahogany hues. Not a bad looking porter.

Well i guess (from the smell obviously), that they're aiming for here. milk chocolate smoothness, with a hint of butteriness and roasted malts. Kind of smells like a decent English Brown Ale.

Taste is very dry, with only diacetyl accenting. Very dry, almost a nut dry. The dryness is almost akin to a overly roasted strong coffee that sits in a cup for an hour. That coffee isnt really that known. Either I got a bad bottle, or I remember this one poorly.

Leaves a roasted flavor in your mouth after the dryness disappear. More coffee late in the aftertaste, thank god. Its the savior of the beer.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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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%

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4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown color from a 12 oz bottle, with ABV on the label. Almost no light penetration once the beer was in the glass.
One finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Excellent lacing though.
Aroma is a mild yet alluring mixture of chocolate; milk chocolate, cocoa nibs and malt chocolate balls and hints of bready yeast.
Taste is sweet upfront, with the sweetness getting stronger till the finish. The finish has a tinge of bitterness which totally drowns the sweetness that was evident upfront. This a very well balanced porter.
Medium bodied porter that is easy to drink with a nice mouthfeel.
A very good porter, definitely worth a try if you like porters.
Mind you, this is not a robust porter, but definitely very tasty.
A porter that is perfect for my palate and has everything I enjoy in a porter.

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3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bit light and thin for a porter, but is still black as a whole. Head is minimal and so is lacing, but retention isn't bad.

The main aromas I pick up are dark malts and caramel malt. It's got a hint of chocolate as well.

The taste is pretty nice. It's done tastefully and has a good chocolate taste, but I wish it was a bit stronger. The drinkability looks to be more or less the focus of this rather than assaulting your taste-buds. There's some hopping to this and it provides a nice balance. It doesn't provide much more though, and it lets the malts really get the spotlight while giving them a good foundation.

The mouthfeel is thin, but heavy. Carbonation seems to be low key in this and that's quite to my liking. The finish is moderately dry.

Overall, this is a solid offering, but I wish it had a touch more intensity. As it gets warmer it gets a bit richer and the aftertaste starts to shine, however it still seems a bit light initially. I'm sure others would like it more than I. It's a great brew, but a little bit away from my tastes.

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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review. And what better way than to start with some porters?

Poured into a pint glass, the color is not quite black, with hints of rust color-red when held up to the light. A decent quarter inch light tan head dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing.

Smells of caramel and malt, reminiscent somehow of some German beers I've had in the past. The hops don't really seem to come through in the smell. It smells delicious, but seems a bit two-dimensional. Maybe lacking some complexity.

Now onto the taste... The taste offers a little bit more complexity than the smell, and I was pleasantly surprised by a good balance between a bit of a bitter bite, and a smooth, chocolatey malt flavor. The alcohol is nicely disguised in the taste, and comes out just a bit on the aftertaste. Definitely not bad!

There's a good bit of carbonation, which helps bring out the bitterness in the taste. At the same time, it's got a nice smooth texture which nicely compliments the malt.

Overall, I'm happy with Old Leghumper. The smell could be a little more interesting to match the taste, but this is a very drinkable beer, and I would probably be interested in getting ahold of some more down the road. However, I won't be rushing out to buy a case of it any time soon. There are just too many other beers yet to try!

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown in color, not quite as dark as I recall on tap. Two inches of off-white head slowly fade to leave a little bit of lace.

S - Lots of sweet roasted malts. A touch of chocolate and coffee, but a whole lot of sweet caramel malts. These mix with the roast and make for a pleasant smelling porter.

T - Again, lots of sweet roasted malts along with some mild roasted barley and chocolate/coffee flavors. Bitterness appears for a short time leading to a quite dry finish. Not much alcohol, nicely masked for the 6.7 mark.

M - Medium body with quite a bit of prickly carbonation. Not bad.

O - A nice porter overall. This wasn't nearly as bold and flavorful as I remember it being on tap at their brewery, but it's solid nonetheless. I would recommend it to any fan of porters and dark beers.

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a midnight black body with a negligible head that disappears in an instant. Totally non- lacing. Scent is of french roast coffee/ burnt chocolate. Taste is bit bitter and overperked coffee, this kind of reminds me of Russian Imperial Stout in many respects.

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