baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2003 Found it in bottle form at John's Marketplace (7/2003). Fairly dark with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt aroma of coffee, burnt toast, with a hint of chocolate, and a hint molasses. Aromas sort of retreat on the taste. Finishes with a slight sourness. Solid stout. Probably one of McMenamins better brews.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 Black, some light at edges. Light body, strong flavor of smoked wood. More like a strong porter than a stout. Very light smokey aroma.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black in color with an average sized head. Pure milk chocolate taste...a bit too carbonated for the style, but ill take it.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Why the hell can I see through this brew? I was intimidated by Arnold the "Terminator" but not by this stuff. Pretty subdued in all aspects. Not to say that it isn't good, it's just that there is nothing about this beer that makes it anything other than a dime a dozen. Well rounded and well balanced. Some dark chocolate, some coffee notes and a somewhat complex finish, but again, I dont see the raves about it.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
uh oh I can see through it, mostly hops with a little bitter choclate thrown in and horribly light bodied
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great roasted nose and lasting burnt malt taste. Exceptional at times
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blue Moon in Portland. Black color. Good roasted bitter chocolate flavor but somewhat watery. Did not have the full body I expected.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate/coffee aroma & flavors make this a tasty stout. Very smooth drinky.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasty with chocolate malt with coffee overtones. Color is almost black, with head usually a bit on the thin side. Flavor also roasty with hints of nuts and coffee. Higher than expected carbonation adds a crispness to the mix that works in concert with a healthy dose of hops. Finish is similarly dry and roasty. This is a great brew to finish the evening with...
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, you can say just about whatever you want about Terminator--there’s no ’recipe’ per se. Instead, the dozen or so brewers at McMenamins’ pubs get to put whatever spin on it they like. We all have a beer that ’turned’ us, though, and this is mine. It was the mid-80s and I was not yet 21 (corrupt barkeep). Back then, they called it a virtue that the beers had batch-to-batch variability, something I couldn’t imagine the Bud boys saying. And going from Bud to this--mind boggling. Plus, points should be given for the name, which is among the coolest beer names on earth.