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Terminator Stout - McMenamins

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Terminator StoutTerminator Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black body, thick cocoa/tan head, fluffy and attractive. Nice.

Bittersweet nose, rich notes of chocolate and hints of espresso. Very expressive aroma, quite consistent with the requirements of a good stout. Well done.

Bright, fruity, sweet in the mouth, pleasing, but leaves the palate too soon. The taste, alas, does not follow through as impressively as the appearance and the aroma. Seems to come across as just an okay stout. Some darker tinges shine through, deeper flavors, a bit of maple and molasses...just a bit.

Full-bodied, long, bittersweet finish, hefty malt, nicely roasted...a very easy to drink, fully accessible stout. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 09:48:07 | More by feloniousmonk
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at McMenamins Pub, Mill Creek, WA

Poured an opaque dark brown with just a small tan head. Typical aroma of roasted malts, with touches of coffee and chocolate. More of the same in the taste, earthy, with a coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. Heavy-medium mouthfeel, and a quite drinkable stout. Probably the best selection I sampled from McMenamins.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 21:11:39 | More by Rifugium
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost pitch black color and it is topped by a frothy, almost creamy, three-finger thick light brown colored head. The aroma is an interesting mix between roasted notes and notes of smoke. I was not expecting the smokey notes at all, but they may just be contributed by the roasted malts used. The aroma is quite dry, and is completely dominated by the notes of coffee, a slight roasted acidity, and a malty chocolate note.

The taste has a certain fullness to it, but still remains light enough to be easily quaffed. There is a definite malt sweetness here, which, though not pronounced, accentuates notes of chocolate and something similar to malt balls. The finish is fairly long and dominated by roasted notes or darkly roasted grain and black coffee. This beer is quite nice and quaffable, I like how sweet malt character balances quite well with the roast character. This has lots of interesting flavor in each and every sip, so it is not something to be pounded, it is the type of beer that is quite nice to spend an evening over.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2006 04:28:45 | More by Gueuzedude
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap tonight at the McMenamins in Mill Creek, Washington.

Appearance: super black with no head and an attractive ruby tinge when held up to direct sunlight. Very nice and very appetizing.

Smell: rich coffee aroma. This is kind of a one-trick pony, centering in on the coffee, but it does this job very well.

Taste: coffee again, a hint of chocolate and a porterish touch of sour. Hops are quite earthy and there are enough of them to do the job.

Mouthfeel: medium body with OK carbonation. Not bad; it works well enough.

Drinkability: a solid stout; very tasty. Terminator was the old standby when my buddies and I would hit up McMenamins after a hard day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2010 02:07:38 | More by flagmantho
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.95/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolaty sable with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head that sticks around a while and leaves some heavy lacing. Rich, smoky, chocolaty aroma has undertone of quality coffee and hint of licorice. Flavor fills the mouth with fine roast coffee, chocolate, molasses and even hoppy tones as well as a licorice hint. Thick, smooth, oily texture has some fizz and leaves behind a nice smoky tingle.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 01:15:25 | More by Cyberkedi
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-13-2013 18:15:49 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Durge

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nasty black color, thick as a brick with a decent light brown head and good lacing. The aroma has some powerful juniper charcoal chocolate and herbal hop. Very very unique, thick and oddly a sharp olive and fermented peanut juice. Oddly alluring. The flavor brings on more charcoal floral characteristics with watermelon sweetness. It's somewhat medicinal and lemony. Very different and generally a fun brew to try. It's kind of watery but smooth and mildly carbonated. Fairly drinkable but not a guzzler. The unique qualities kind of wear thin after half the pint and the thick herbal sweetness tends to choke you near the end. Enjoyed the experience but I have no desire to repeat the experience.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 23:25:09 | More by Durge
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours perfectly black with a modest head. Its smell is roasty and intriguing though not potent.

Terminator has abundant flavor at first with a rich roasty presence and dark malt profile. The aftertaste regrettably doesn’t follow through with a comparable clarity. An initial sweetness advances towards a bitter cul-de-sac that is somehow incompatible in its final moments. This is a hypercritical assessment however, as on the whole, Terminator is still quite satisfying. It’s just that the elements of style are a bit conflicting. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying a pint. Though the initial taste has more character than the aftertaste can sustain, there’s still plenty here to enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2004 19:20:21 | More by RedDiamond
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2011 21:22:38 | More by mhaugo
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok Sunday afternoon down the local McMenamin brew pub ( Thomsons Brewery, Salem )..New nitro tap..Terminator so here goes..
After a long wait for the cascade to stop the beer appears to be a deep dark mahogany topped with a fabulous massive tan head..very nice to look at!
Nice aroma of roasted barleys and chocolate..some honey too!
MMM this is a rather odd ( but not unpleasant) taste for a stout..its actually quite sweet in a honeyish sort of way..but still the dark chocolate malts and the roasted barley show through..and after there is a good bitterness..pretty unusual but I like this.
Very smooth and pleasant on the tongue though it is a little on the thin side for a stout.
A pretty good drinkable stout though maybe the sweetness would put some off.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-13-2003 15:02:16 | More by Reidrover
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flexabull

California

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark brown color with a nice tan head.

Aromas are of dark roasted malts, molasses, and burnt sugars.

Taste is of roasted coffee, cocoa, cola, and creamy dark malts. Finish is dry and bitter, but not overpowering. Hops lend a nice mineral bite that balances out the dark semi sweet malt flavors. Nicely balanced stout.

Mouthfeel is good, long finish, nice full feel, and good carbonation level.

Drinkability is excellent. This is a solid stout that is tasty, not too heavy, and very pleasant to sip. Easily one of my favorites of the regular rotation of McMenamins brews.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 21:06:15 | More by flexabull
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Glass at the Broadway location last month on our Portland trip, reviewed from notes, color is a dark brown, one inch foamy light tan head, some retention, very light lacing, aroma consists of dark roasted and burned malts, lots of grains, light coffee, hops, and dark cocoa, starts off with dry roasty accents, some dark chocolate in the middle, lots of roasty malt in the finish as well, it is full of grain that provides a bit of chewiness later on too, never really sweetens as it warms, roasted and dry mouthfeel, medium bodied, moderate level of carbonation, taste lingers a very long time, could not drink much more of this, did not know how high the alcohol was but I am guessing it was around seven percent because there was not much booze present in the flavor, pretty heavy stuff overall, would not drink again but still probably worth trying

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 22:38:22 | More by Floydster
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown to black that allows a bit of light through. The nose is mostly chocolate malts. The flavor is not at all what I expected. There is none of the rich chocolate or coffee, but its more nutty and subdued. The beer is also a bit thinner that I would want. I would go with many other stouts over this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2004 16:49:05 | More by kmpitz2
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beerguy101

California

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark black color. Medium head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. A full bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and coffee. Hops are mild and slightly bitter. Well balanced. A nice easy drinking and smooth tasting stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and slightly dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2003 01:02:34 | More by beerguy101
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-26-2012 23:21:03 | More by beerpadawan
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-27-2012 06:54:42 | More by shelby415
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clvand0

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very dark brown color with a moderate head that sticks around for a while and leaves some small lacing on the glass. The aroma is mostly chocolate and roasted malts/coffee. The flavor is sweet and full of the roasted malts, but lacking the chocolate that I was expecting. I would also prefer that the body were a little more chewy. Good beer, but I prefer some others.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2004 19:11:56 | More by clvand0
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-07-2012 03:09:38 | More by CoryR
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2012 21:05:19 | More by Kopfschuss
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from 2010.

A massive whisp of pressure releaf upon uncapping the bottle followed by a glass filled with mostly foam atop a dark brown opaque body. The spongy, tan, crackling head settled to a thick surface froth with plenty of roped lacing.

Aromatics lead off with roasted malt, char, nougat-laced chocolate, and a hint of coffee. A tuft of smoke and vanilla follow through.

Medium bodied at best with a thinnish mouthfeel. A bit watery for a stout.

Caramel-drizzeled black malts, dark cocoa, and sweet malt start the palate. Traces of coffee and fruit run underneath.

Finishes fairly sweet and quick with chocolate, char, and roast.

Pretty meager for a craft-brewed stout, and the gusher factor leads me to believe this ones on the way out. This is a classic case of a beer needing more of everything.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 23:48:05 | More by brewandbbq
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Terminator Stout from McMenamins
85 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.