Rock Bottom Minneapolis Big Horn Nut Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Made in the tradition of the classic English Brown Ale, Big Horn has a full-bodied, slightly sweeter, malty flavor and a pleasantly dry finish. Editor's Note: Big Horn Nut Brown has made appearances at a couple of Rock Bottom locations, including Minneapolis and Atlanta.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Lightly hopped nut brown ale lets the malty characteristics of this beer prevail. Nice smooth chocolate malt finish. Very nice beer, on tap in Minneapolis Airport, Lindbergh Terminal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #64. Draught sample at the brewpub, August 2008. Deep translucent walnut, some noticeable lasting creamy head and a touch of lace...nose is salted, caramelized pecans, light dry malts, pretty nice if a little on the weak side...chocolaty-caramel malt-dominated body, a bit of roastiness and nutty oiliness...sweet and thick overall, low carbonation, not quite cloying but not far off. Not so bad I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
I actually liked this one a bit better than some of their regulars. A nice fairly pronounced malty sweetness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a clear brown with nice lacing. Sweet candy aromas. Flavours are sweet and candy like at first followed by a nice roastiness. Thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
On tap, as part of a tasting tray enjoyed while patiently waiting out a weather delay in the airport enroute to Chicago.Dark brown, golden highlights. Aroma is brown sugar, hints of dark roast. Lightly roasty palate, sweet brown sugar, chocolate, nutty and smoky nuances. Really quite nice.  

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pours a nearly opaque brown color with no head. Aroma of chocolate and oat malts, also has notes espresso and dark fruits. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Flat carbonation and medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours brown with white head, aroma is some nuts, coffee, earth, caramel and some roast. Taste up front is mostly nutty, earth, with some roast and coffee with a touch of caramel. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Pours dark brown with a medium, off-white head. Mild aroma of malt and nuts. Flavor is malt with hints of caramel, nuts, some coffee, earthy notes and some sweet, dark fruit. Light body and soft carbonation. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Tap at MSP. Clear brown pour. Small white head. Earthy nutty nose with malt. Taste is more of the same. Decent drinkable brew but not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Draft sample at MSP. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted nutty malt and small earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Pint at MSP airport. Dark brown beer. Aroma is fairly light. A bit of light cocoa and some herbal/spicy hoppiness. A little bit of soapiness comes up on the back. A bit of astringency that isn’t all that appealing. Meh... completely uninteresting.

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