radagast83 (8002) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a amber color with a small, off-white head. Aroma is malty, toasted, touch of nuts. Flavor is a smooth malt, nut, citrus one, decent finish. jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2010
very subdued aroma. light bread smell, but not much else is noticeable. Almost no head. deep orange to brown color. The taste starts well with what seems to e a full bitter sweet flavor, but ends kind-of flat and salty. Medium body, feeling almost creamy from the carbonation. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 4th July 2010. Deep brown with a persistent line of white head. Nose of jam and biscuity malt. Similar taste - fruity at the start then biscuit. Bit weak and bland with a poor palate. Nice hint of blackcurrant at the finish. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Reddish brown, medium white head. Caramel malt, nuts, bread, yeast aroma. Flavor is malty, a tad sweet and really smooth. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Pours a transparent deep mahogany amber with a small ring of frothy off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and nutty nose with a touch of English hops. Starts with decent fullness and a light toasty malty sweetness with good bitter balance before a smooth milk chocolatey finish. True to style and very drinkable.
alobar (3754) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours a dark caramel color with no head. Sweet aroma of molasses. Flavor of caramel, toasted malts and a touch of coffee. Nice taste. Decent beer for the style. JFGrind (2042) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Recipe has been resurrected from Yards boneyard. I drank Brawler in its first incarnation and remember it being a lighter colored beer. Anyway, let’s talk about today’s Brawler. Sweet Malt nose, thin head, medium dark amber body. Graininess and uneven bitterness couldn’t shake from my palate. Yes, it a session beer; Yards has better beers to offer and I think there are better session beers out there too. Capa (3251) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Brown with a light head. Highly sweet malty aroma, caramel, a touch of toasted malts, too. Flavor is is very similar to the aroma with the sweet malts really coming on strong. A bit too sweet for me but still pretty good. DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Red-brown pour. Dark malts, coffee, kind of watery, but I’d be nice and say "light" instead. Not bad. jgb9348 (6186) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol and a touch of caramel. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavours with a very nutty and almost pecan flavour. Some caramel and light sugars come through, but with a relatively mild body - only some gets through. Aftertaste shows some complexity, but the roasted malt and caramel tastes come through most. Overall, a decent beer - lighter than I expected, but showing some good complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 25-May-2010, sampled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 30-May-2010.