Bar X Stout | Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sinistersteve on 09-22-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by NWer:
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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BA description claims -retired-. Funny since I just enjoyed a pint at the brewery on tap.
Dark brown, minimal head. Nice milk-chocolate aroma and taste. Close to being like a nitro without being served as one.
Enjoyed this beer very muc I hope to get the chance someday very soon.

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Photo of sinistersteve
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Advertised as: dark, delicious, and nutritious and I will have to say that all three of these fit the description of this beer to a T. Smoke presence in the aroma. Flavor is just as smoky, perhaps a bit of chocolate presence in there too. This beer may look thick, but not so thick that it will fill you up. Just thick enough to leave a delicious coating on your teeth! One of the best stouts I've had, but the sad part is that this can only be found served at the brewery.

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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of davedorr9
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Back from the dead. Had at veritable quandary in Portland on tap

Pint glass

Chocolate brown, perfect head

Roasted chestnuts on the nose

Flavor profile is classic stout - burnt chocolate, toasty, light malt middle, mildly astringent, long aftertaste with some extra bitter.

Good, even classic but not world class

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Photo of RedDiamond
2.63/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Terminal Gravity’s brewpub is small. It’s actually an old house with just a tiny improvised bar in a space that might have once functioned as a family dining room. Smallness is part of Terminal Gravity’s charm and there is only one refrigeration unit for all four of their kegged beer varieties. But it must be said; it’s simply set too low – especially for stout – and their beers are invariably served too cold. (My recurrent peeve.)

So drinking my Bar X Stout was a slow, deliberate process. Had to wait awhile. Regrettably, the wait did nothing to maximize the qualities of my stout. Bar X has a dry, chocolaty nose, a thin, sandy head and is 99% opaque with dirty brown shadows. It has a clean finish and sustained roasty aftertaste, but these properties were forced to compete with more than a little problematic drift on the middle palate and a final punctuation of dead weight on the tongue. Likewise, the aroma is infused with parallel detractions.

Ultimately I couldn’t cozy to this beer. It presented a nice crown of lace, but the taste was confused by what appeared to be fine ingredients corrupted by technical brewing problems.

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Bar X Stout from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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