Westbound & Down Brewing Company Milder Dan Brown
What the brewers say
English brown ale featuring notes of toffee, caramel, soft nuttiness, red apples, with a balanced sweetness and mild dark roast.
What our panel thought
Enticing toasted malt aroma; caramel, floral hops, and esters of peach and grape. Flavor brings layers of caramel with cocoa, toast, and stone fruit. Medium-high bitterness almost overpowers the malt, verging into IPA territory. Finishes clean. Well balanced.
What our editors thought
Chocolate-orange nose with a touch of herbal earthiness behind it. The sip is bright, zippy, with tight carbonation and gentle toasted bread. Caramel sweetness pushes to the line of appropriate and no further. Deliciously drinkable. Compelling.