This beer pours a medium brown in color and is translucent. It has a massive head. The aroma is malty, roasted malt, nut, a bit of light coffee. The taste is massively sour. The wonderful potential of flavors in the aroma ends up only being found in the aftertaste. 5.3% ABV. The bottle had the yeast at the bottom and that must be what is providing the sourness. I don't know if this is an off bottle or not. I have to pour this down the drain, it is undrinkable.
Luckily I had two bottles of this brew. The first bottle was an off bottle, it must have secondarily fermented itself into a sour monster. The second bottle pours the same color but with much less carbonation and no head. The aromas are the same, a little darker, a little more coffee. This time the taste follows the aromas perfectly and it is deep and dark with no sourness, actually a bit of sweetness. This is a good beer and is in fact reminiscent of some Scottish ales I have had.
The Thirsty Dog Brewing Company is in Akron, Ohio.