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Southsidenstein Stout - Terminal Brewhouse

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Southsidenstein Stout
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terminal Brewhouse visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fire Bad. Beer Good. This monster was created with some of the best chocolate and roasted malts to create the perfect blend of stout fullness and minimal fruity esters. This beer will have you trying to decide if you like the full mouthfeel or the myriad of coffee and chocolate undertones more. It will also have the other stout brewers gathering the torches and storming our door.

(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 01-25-2009)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Vdubb86:
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Vdubb86, Dec 31, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at brewpub.

Pours nearly black but withdark mahogany edges. Fairly clear with a very durable tan head and decent lacing.

A nice dark malt aroma without the sour notes I sometimes find.

Taste follows flavor, with a rich malty flavor that produces a lasting aftertaste. No off flavors.

O: a fine stout, but less hoppy tan many current American Stouts.

chinchill, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev +2.8%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of witster18
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Interesting stout. Noticed the bartender(Tripp) has been trained to bounce the tap to get a foamy head... as if the beer couldn't produce it on it's own. It's one thing when you have to stop a tap because the head is so big.... it's quite another when you have to do it to create a head. Even with a slow start... I reserved judgement since taste is easily the most important factor. Appearance.... cloudy dark brown... two negatives... this beer is off to a rough start.... the head more fizzy than creamy.... at first glance.... this almost looks like an old style porter. OK.... is it time for redemption... or not...>?

Lots of flavor. I'm getting a hint of hops... the normal coffee and choco notes, but the choco is too semi-sweet/burnt. I do like the mouthfeel... definately oatmeal giving a boost to that characteristic.... but the taste just doesn't do it for me... again... dark grains have been overdone... not sure the yeast has done it's full job here as there is a noticable lack of both fruit esters and earthiness. Not enough hops to balance this brew out either. Could be a case of premature fermentor evacuation or maybe it's just subpar ingredients. I hate to knock it cause it's local....it's flavorful... and I'm sure they tried very hard here... but given the choice between a shakespeare stout bomber purchased rt up the street for 6.25.... or this pint for 5 bucks... there is no choice. This is a secondary fermantation issue/time issue... this beer could be fixed.

I don't think I'll revisit this... coming from a dark beer guy... stick with their IPA. It's incredible.

Not bitter enough.... a bit oversweet... out of balance...

witster18, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of DrMindbender
4/5  rDev +2.8%

DrMindbender, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Justinbshelton
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Justinbshelton, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight oatmeal, slight hop, and yeast. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight oatmeal, slight hop, yeast, and alcohol. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend.

Tone, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of gomejar
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I had this brew after a meal at the Terminal. Very nice way to end the evening.

A: Extremely dark brown, almost black with just a little light seeping through at the edges. One inch thick head and good lacing down the sides as I drank it.

S: Very typical stout scent, roasted qualities with faint chocolate and coffee.

T: Mostly roasted malts upfront, the chocolate and coffee taste that was faint in the smell is also faint in the taste. This is officially an oatmeal stout, and I really picked up on the oatmeal as the beer warmed, which made it quite a tasty little beer. The chocolate and coffee flavors also picked up as the beer warmed. So I recommend letting this one warm a bit. The flavors are very well blended.

M: In my opinion this is the downside to oatmeal stouts. The oatmeal in this beer made the already dry finish much more dry. The oatmeal seems to coat the inside of my mouth giving it a "rough" feeling that I don't hate, but I also do not find all that pleasant. Other than that, the beer is quite smooth with medium carbonation.

D: Despite the mouthfeel, this is a very drinkable beer. The oatmeal is quite tasty, and I could see myself having a few of these again in the future.

gomejar, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of Bennettrox
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite microbrewery in the area. The Terminal has really helped a large handful of Chattanoogans aware of the craft beer scene and is slowly moving a bud light culture towards the light.

A - Jet black with a smooth one finger head. The beer looks like an american stout should.

S - Roasted malts are the star. Chocolate, oats, and a little more chocolate.

T - Very malt upfront with the continued roast taste from the nose. Chocolate can be found as well as the oat/earthy taste. Not sensing any coffee at all like a few users stated.

M - Very drinkable. I've put down a growler of this by myself, no problem.

O - Great american stout. There isn't one trait that jumps out like a breakfast stout that dominates with coffee, but this is an oatmeal stout and it lives to the name. Look for this infused with cherries if you get the chance - A real treat

Bennettrox, May 05, 2011
Photo of Sanmn420
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Sanmn420, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub.

A: jet black, opaque, some minor head
S: sweeter licorice, mild nose overall
T: good deep roasted malt with hop bitterness in finish
M: well-balanced, and good drinkability
O: decent brew, one of the better ones at the brewery

wisrarebeer, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of BraveGator
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BraveGator, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +2.8%

justinm4bama, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of benloho
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

benloho, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of mecmd
4/5  rDev +2.8%

mecmd, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of smweir
4/5  rDev +2.8%

smweir, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of pfcorsar
3.5/5  rDev -10%

pfcorsar, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +2.8%

MacQ32, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown, near black body with a smallish, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of roasted malts with nicely aromatic notes of chocolate and breakfast blend coffee.

Taste: Roasted barley flavor with just a touch of burnt graininess precedes tastes of coffee and dark chocolate. Mild sweetness throughout. Roasty, lightly earthy bitterness. A tad chalky prior to the otherwise roasty, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: The final beer of the evening at Terminal Brewhouse is a darn likable stout. Roasty and smooth and a pleasure to drink.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

psmith161, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of ibew443
4/5  rDev +2.8%

ibew443, Aug 25, 2012
Southsidenstein Stout from Terminal Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.