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Terminator Stout - McMenamins

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Terminator StoutTerminator Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.45% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 04-13-2003)
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Reviews by bondjedi:
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bondjedi

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -20.1%

From the Six Arms on Capitol Hill.

The touchstone for this style, for better or worse, is Guinness Stout. Terminator's head is browner, and not as fluffy.

Just a touch lighter than Guinness, and easier to drink. In the end the beer seemed too frivolous to be taken seriously by a stout-lover. The last sips were syrupy - I had to go hero-time on the dregs, something I would normally do with High Life or Corona that was no longer ice-cold.

The best thing at McMenamins is their spicy dijon mustard. It paired well with the stout.

06-14-2010 03:06:33 | More by bondjedi
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-25-2013 05:05:18 | More by TimoP
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%

Available only (mainly?) through the McMenamins brewpubs in the Portland, Oregon area, Terminator Stout is full-bodied and delicious, smelling of rich chocolate malts, coffee, deep brown sugar, milk chocolate, and cocoa.

On the tongue there's an immediate explosion of chocolate malts--with their deeply-toasted, almost charcoal notes--and hints of ash and tobacco. These are balanced by a bevy of deep, dark sugars, bearing not-so-subtle hints of pure cocoa, vanilla, and caramelized brown sugars. Coffee and extra-rich caramels dance lightly in the background, accompanied by a pleasing nuttyness. Hops provide a minimal background fuzz. The aftertaste is dominated by coffee and chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is medium-light--far lighter than would be expected, given the force of the flavors--and carbonation is fairly light.

Overall, it's surprising how easily and smoothly this stout goes down, no doubt helped by the stout's excellent balance between bitter and sweet flavors. An excellent stout for all--look for it next time you're out west.

08-08-2011 02:54:26 | More by jondeelee
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-23-2012 05:58:17 | More by WaydeRafnel
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-15-2013 04:36:52 | More by LXIXME
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-31-2013 02:07:28 | More by ste5venla
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-10-2013 04:26:17 | More by InfernoBoss
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heather625

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-21-2013 20:52:10 | More by heather625
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Mnewcomer1219

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-10-2012 04:45:26 | More by Mnewcomer1219
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -12.9%

A: black in color, thin foamy non-typical head, some lacing. Body looks light...as far as stouts are concerned.

S: sweet grains, burnt coffee, and sweet sugar

T: coffee and sour-like grains. Toffee/malts and maybe some molasses in their as well.

M: more like a porter in character due to its lighter carbonated body and feel. Its a kick on the medium to heavy side. Lingering weak coffee in the finish.

D: have one or two and call it good for me, not a big fan. I like my stouts much heavier than this boy.

11-02-2008 07:18:57 | More by Magpie14
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Terminator Stout: Roast coffee in the nose. Also sweetish and fruity. The flavor offers caramel, cocoa, brown sugar and some coffee, but not much. It finishes with a note of dark fudge and brown sugar. Moderate bitterness. Overall not that roasty for a stout, and rather rich and malty. It's nicely done and tasty, but perhaps not balanced enough to offer continued drinkability.

10-11-2009 15:33:33 | More by NeroFiddled
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%

One finger of tan head with a dark brown body.
The smell is a strong roasted malt.
Taste is roasted malt and burnt coffee. A bit bold and one sided.
Fizzy texture but only moderate carbonation with medium body.
Overall it's nice, but bold flavor profile.

12-27-2012 00:07:37 | More by Fatehunter
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-14-2014 06:07:14 | More by PretzelCity
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Kyroqz

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

04-30-2013 04:56:54 | More by Kyroqz
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-08-2013 14:40:11 | More by Bunuelian
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-17-2013 19:46:57 | More by Kevlee722
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Docer

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

Had this when I was much younger... one of my first craft beers I ever had on tap... and it must have been at the Kennedy School where I had it. But this review is from their East Vancouver location...

- Nice dark, clear brown... black... huge light mocha head.. pillows and sticks around lightly.

- Sweet creamy grain, light sugars, cocoa... slight coffee and mocha... light bitterness... slight earthiness... grassy..

- Creamy sweet grain, dark chocolate bitterness which is very light.. slight oats, grains, bread... cream...

- Overall a medium bodied stout... slightly chalky, very mouth watering....

- One of the better craft stouts around. Back in the day this would have been 'the' best.. now is still holds up to the huge array of stouts around. I don't know if this is one of John Harris's brews.. but it seems like it.

08-29-2010 01:05:20 | More by Docer
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isualum12

Idaho

4.63/5  rDev +22.2%

First had: on tap at McMenamins Pub oak hills Beaverton Or

Poured as black dark beer with small tan head. Malts, coffee and cherry chocolate. Great smooth flavor with coffee and chocolate. . Heavy-medium mouthfeel.

best stout on tap in while. Very impressed. Not impressed with Oak Hills but the stout was the highlight of dinner.

07-24-2011 13:35:26 | More by isualum12
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-14-2013 05:56:48 | More by jaydoc
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sensorglitch

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

A - I liked the appearance, it had a nice head on it, the color and consistancy was good.

S - smelled smooth, cleans, had a rich coffee like aroma to it.

T - The taste was very good, but it wasn't spectacularly stand out in terms of taste. It was almost like there was a finish that it was missing. So while very good, it didn't quite take that next step into the area of excellence.

M - It didn't have a particularly noticeable mouthfeel. It was't anything to really write a lot about.

D - Sometimes I notice that a stout like this is heavy to the point where the thought of drinking more than one is just terrible. This one isn't like that. So, it wins out there.

08-05-2009 15:08:00 | More by sensorglitch
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-01-2014 21:48:13 | More by Dcbelkot
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-01-2012 19:06:51 | More by Travisnin
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minterro

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-04-2013 23:52:27 | More by minterro
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SteelKettle

California

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

Appearance: Very Dark Brown with a tan one finger head that dissipates quickly

Smell: coffee and malts

Taste: coffed and malts very clean mildly bitter

Mouthfeel: slight carbonation medium body

Drinkability: very smooth easy drinking enjoyed a lot.

09-11-2010 18:04:03 | More by SteelKettle
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-24-2013 00:29:03 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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Terminator Stout from McMenamins
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.