joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle-brownish red whit decent white head. mild malt character to the nose. mild hop bitterness followed by some toasty malt notes, mixed in with some fruity esters, and a little residual sweetness. nice version of the style and relatively flavorful for the abv
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Philly airport. Nice amber body with a descent head that is a kind of gross dusty gray brown color. Aroma, not much... not much at all. Flavor is weird dusty old chocolate, kind of like a too old and oxidized smoked. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall: not my favorite.
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Oak Tree. Pours a ruby brownish with a small fizzy mostly white head. Aroma is malt forward with notes of chocolate, nutts, brown bread toast and vinegar. Medium bodied with a fizzy full mouthfeel and bubbly carbonation. Flavor isn’t quite as complex as the aroma and very chocolate malty with a tiny hine of cherry fruitiness. Sessionable enough but the palate is a little too full for something so light in ABV billing itself as a session ale.
cazort (553) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 (Bottle) I’m not familiar with this style of beer. This brew tasted a little like a wheat or half-wheat beer. It had a little bit of bitterness, and yeastiness, but it also had some of the sourness that characterizes some wheat beers. A little boring or generic, but also fairly balanced and easy drinking. Not my favorite style of beer, but has a muted and controlled character that I can see some people liking.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brawler is a dark amber color with a nice thin white collar. The aroma has a faint malty biscuit, with a nice nuttiness. Brawler has a very pleasant flavor with a faint amount of nuttiness, roasty malt, some honey, malty biscuit. The palate has a very pleasant nice smooth full roast ending.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in the USA....... On cask at the General !!! pours a brownish amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is also of caramel, malts and some hops. The mouthfeel was smooth yet there was a slight bitterness to go along with a well balanced body. Very nice and easy to drink !!!
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle) Small, swiftly dissipating off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread, grapefruit, light sour. Light body.
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap a i thought it had a cereal aroma with a little bit of a roasted smell with an orange,appearance medium bitterness, light body i also thought it had a , soft carbonation, and a citrus, finish to it.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Nice toasted grain aroma with light caramel sweetness and some light hop bitterness. Aroma reminds me initially of an Altbier. Light note of diacetyl. Clear amber-copper with light amber colored foamy head. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Starts with bit of toasted malt and caramel. Light diacetyl and not much hops. Nutty sweet, barely-bitter finish. After has a little carbonic acid tang.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Initially poured roasty up top and amber below but eventually mingled into a cool red with an off-white head. Aroma is just slightly cereal, soft malt, roast, hint of chocolate, and dark grapes, with a subtle citric note coming through. Flavor only had a touch of cereal, then moved to a toffee maltiness, roasty, some licorice, and a minimal floral crisp hop profile.Palate was light. I’d say this is a good start for a porter at best.