Nov 13, 2009

Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper

Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper

I have no idea when or where I picked up this bottle of Thirsty Dog’s Old Leghumper. I know it was picked up recently, but for the life of me, cannot remember much beyond that. Good thing the beer is more memorable than its purchase.


Pouring dark brown with a deep mahogany edge, Old Leghumper certainly looks the part. The porter had a light mocha colored head that faded quickly.


This brew certainly smells robust. It’s got a rich nose with a good load of roasted and chocolate malt. There’s also a subtle coffee presence in there. Smells damned good.


I was pleasantly surprised with this brew. As a robust porter, I suppose I was expecting something a bit more upfront and in your face. Old Leghumper is very smooth, much like a creamy milk stout. The malt that was in the nose is a bit subdued in the taste, letting the roasted coffee come out much more. There’s a slight sourness to the brew that actually works well with the roast and chocolate notes. The finish is smooth with only the faintest bitterness.


I enjoyed this one thoroughly. It’s incredibly drinkable (6.7% ABV), smooth and tasty. Unfortunately for me, I’m not entirely sure where I purchased it so am stuck on where to start my search for more. Dang.

Rating: 3.5/5

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