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Old Leghumper by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Beer #67 is Old Leghumper by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company.  Thirsty Dog comes to me from Ohio.  Old Leghumper, as soon as I saw the label I knew I had to get it.  This brew is an American Porter with an ABV of 6.7%.

There was no head (darn) whatsoever as this dark brown, almost black liquid, was poured into the glass.  I dipped my nose into the glass and got something like chocolate milk or a milk chocolate bar and not much of anything else.  I took a sip, there was a bit of roasted malts, some chocolate, and a bit of coffee.  It finished with a slight burnt flavor.  There was an aftertaste that reminded me of some sort of chocolate candy I have had before, maybe Necco Chocolate Wafers?  It was light and thin in the mouth with little in the way of carbonation.  It was quite drinkable but I didn’t really want another.

The best thing about this beer was the label, Old Leghumper…So many legs…So little time.

Rating: C

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Nissefar by HaandBryggeriet

Welcome to Norway!  As least Norway’s version of a Holiday Ale or an American Porter.  Beer #23 (#3 in the week of Christmas brews), Nissefar by HaandBryggeriet weighs in with an ABV of 7%.  Nissefar in Norwegian means Father Christmas.  I love the label on this one with Father Christmas sitting next to a tree enjoying something from a bowl and a mug.  Wonder what is in that mug?

Black as night is an excellent way to describe how this looked with a huge tan head that took a while to settle back down to what is seen in the photo.  A smoky burnt dark chocolate aroma with some black cherries thrown in for good measure greeted the nose.  I’m not quite sure I have ever tasted sourness in a beer, but this had it.  At least that was what my tongue was telling me.  That smoky burnt maltiness with the dark cherries filled most of the rest of the taste profile for me.  It finished for me on the wet side.  It felt slightly heavy and sticky in the mouth with a bit of carbonation.  Alcohol starts to make it self known as the beer warmed up.

This is an odd bird for me, I have never experienced that sourness in a beer before.  It was interesting to say the least.

Rating: B



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