Personal Beer Review: Coronado Early Bird

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Beer Details: Coronado Early Bird

  • Location: Coronado, California
  • Style: Milk Stout
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBU: N/A
  • Price: $5.99
  • Availability: Seasonal
  • Source: Developing Palates


 John McTavish


The Coronado Early Bird comes in a tall bottle, and features a blue and white label with font evoking 50’s style advertising. The beer pours dark with a viscosity of a porter, with a fluffy white head.


Nosing the beer reveals intense aromas of french roast coffee. I’m also picking up some dark chocolate sharpness underneath.


There is a creamy mouthfeel up front with the lactose really making an impression. The creaminess immediately gives way to coffee and then a thick hot chocolate.


The chocolate and coffee are very well balanced, with neither flavor taking over the palate. The sweetness orbits around those primary notes.


The cold brew flavors come through with definition, and at the end of each sip gives way to dark chocolate with a medium length finish.

Appearance Good
Aroma Good
Flavor Good
Balance Very Good
Finish Good
Overall Good


The Coronado Early Bird is a satisfying and enjoyable cold brew milk stout. The flavors are balanced, and the cold brew provides a rich creaminess that carries through the entire session.

John McTavish





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