SDalkoholic (2431) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Growler fill from Coronado Brewing Taster room: Poured a dark nearly opaque brown liquid that had absolutely no formation of head except for some fizz from the pour. The nose was mild with a scent of lightly toasted malts that had a whiff of mixed nuts and alcohol. The drink is initially sweet and taste sugary, however, the malts aren’t as flavorful than my nose found them to be in the aroma. Minimal flavors of nut but the malts seem to have been counter balanced by a professional hop profile. Really enjoyed the body of this brown ale and I am surprised that this has never been put into distribution. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Tap @ Hamilton’s. "Monkey Brown" on the board. Coronado likes to change the names of their beers after they have been out for a while, lame names at that. Pours medium brown with a one finger thick off white head. Nice nutty nose with some toasted malts. Crisp nutty flavor, a very good session beer. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
(Draft: Coronado Brewing Co. in Coronado, CA) Mmmm, tasty! Lots and lots of chocolate here, like drinking a liquefied chocolate bar. Medium sweet and moderately roasty, but fairly light in bitterness or hoppiness. Wow, the chocolate really stands out though. The nose is sweet and chocolaty, but isn’t as aromatic as it is flavorful. Medium in body and well-carbonated on the palate. Medium-dark shade of ruddy brown, sort of a mahogany in color, but the bar is too dark to really gauge the color accurately. Light-tan head is fairly small on the pour and settles to a small ring. Overall, it’s simplistic in approach, like most brown ales, but it’s still quite enjoyable and an excellent surprise given my general state of apathy toward Coronado Brewing. One of the best beers on tap at the brewpub. TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2006
This beer was my favorate beer when I was a Recon Marine in coronado. It pours with a nice rich dark color. Nice head with a rich malty coffee chocolate aroma. Taste is a nice malty but bitter chocolate coffee flavor. Drink a few of these and you will know it vary quickly. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004
On tap @ Coronado. ’Uptown Brown’. Poured a dark black with a brown head. Chocolate aroma and tastes. Light coffee bitterness. Reiminded more of a Porter than a Brown ale.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Very tawny in color. Liquor on the nose. Surprisingly soft on the palate, and very warm going down. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Dark brown appearance, fairly clear. Damp malty, slightly chocolaty aroma. Good roasty flavor, plenty of chocolate, moderate hop bite in the finish. I must have been there on a good day as the bartender told me it was better than it was on Friday? jstu9 (403) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2003
(tap) Their 2nd best brew (of the ones i had anyways). a nice malty tasty brown. Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2003
Beautiful deep chestnut color with an easily replenished tan head. Subdued nutty nose (to Subdued IMO) with hints of nuts and fruit. Very interesting soady, spicey aspect in this one followed up with touches of toastiness and a restrained bitterness. Gets a little metallic in the finish however.