Following on from EWS's larger Brute Drive, the mini pedal-sized Little Brute Drive is a single-knob overdrive and distortion pedal, but has a pair of set-and-forget internal trimmers that allow you to set its output level and amount of treble content.
"You'll start with a low-level crunch, through to a nice rich full-on overdrive/distortion that's up there with the best"
These offer quite a lot of variation and include a massive amount of raucous top end should you fancy it.
For our own preference, a couple of quick tweaks tamed that top end and set the output volume for a not-quite-clean boost at mimimum level of the gain knob.
Turn up that gain knob and you'll start with a low-level crunch, through to a nice rich full-on overdrive/distortion that's up there with the best, taking a clean amp into overdriven territory or pushing an already driven amp that extra mile.
This pedal really can be a little brute if you set the treble trimmer for some aggressive distortion tones, but find the sweet spot and it can also be a fine transparent booster/extra channel.