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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Black as the darkest night, rich as the most decadent dessert, Terminator is for the true stout lover. This is a full bodied and flavor packed ale which draws it's robust complexity from kiln-baked specialty grains. Look for a wide array of toasted, chocolate, nutty and coffee-like flavors in every pint! The devoted swear by it, and it remains one of our top selling ales year after year. Malts: Pale Malt; Munich Malt; 40L Crystal; Black Barley Hops: Cascades Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.065; Terminal Gravity: 1.015; Alcohol by Weight: 5.1% Calories/pint: 282

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Dark, but not really black. I can see a ruby red glittering through the middle from a distance. The head is a yellow tan, a bit fizzy and short lived. The aroma is roasty, but little else. The flavor is a bit cola-like, a bit of smoke, a little chocolate and nuts. Interesting but a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Dark pour with brown edges and a little head and lace. Chocolate malts, raisins or plums come out in the aromas. Coffee bursts into the scene now mixing with chocolate and roast malts giving it a hint of mocha. Smooth and creamy going down. Very easy drinking. Great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freshksig (3) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2004 does not count
All I have to say is "Ruebinator"!!! I stopped at McMenamins for St. Patty's day last year on my way back from teh coast and ended up filling the back of my truck with "Terminator" and "Rueby". If you want a similar concoction look at my rating for CDA's Polar Bear Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Black, ruby edges, tan head, decent lacing. Nose of light lactic roast, chewy, not much fruit. The flavor is a bit thin and acidic but nice to drink. Finishes creamy and nice. A subtle yet inviting blend of smoke and chocolate flavors with well balanced mouthfeel and quite a feather in the hat as the flagship brew of a big chain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2004
All the motor oil comments on stouts leave me with the thought that this might come from a '74 Nova that had a few hard miles and more than one driver. plus something left in the back seat. I liked it OKAY, but with TERMINATOR I guess I was hoping to be blown away or at least impressed a bit more. For heavens sake I was lying in a king size bed at a resort, so the atmosphere was there. Thinner and much less flavorful than I had hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Deep brown hue with reddish highlights, small creamy tan head and very good lacing. Bold roasted and burnt malt nose with additional aromas of hazelnut, caramel, coffee, aromatic hops, and light plumcake ester. The taste is very malty and balanced with a sublime bitterness. Finishes with a smoky wood and coffee ground character. Interesting, smells like a sweet stout but tastes more like a dry. Could be confused for a british porter than the stouts we are used to seeing here in the states. Thin bodied and fizzy. Weak mouthfeel. Still, a good beer than would be a nice introduction to the style for newbees, worthy of a taste by a stoutie. Thanks Mike for the bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Draft at the Kennedy School. Black. Moderate carbonation. Sweet, sour and slightly bitter. Roasty and woodsy. Good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2138) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3006) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Draft @ Kennedy school: Good nose,coffee molasses. Reddish,brown. Dark couldn't see through, but edges were kinda clear.Not much head. Nice roasty malts, again coffee/molasses. Thinner than i'd expect(seems to be a brewers signature)Some bitterness. My winner of the day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 Okay, usually I have this on nitro at the McMenamin's pubs, but today I have a 22 to try out. Seems to pour darker than I remember, not much head. Huge nutty / coffee smell. Seriously, this stuff smells like a starbucks. Very nutty, roasted coffee taste. Nice finishing hops. This stuff is like chocolate-nut coffee candy. Even better than I remembered it being. It's a little on the thin side, but the massive interesting flavors more than make up for it. If you're ever in Portland, do whatever you can to get out to the McMenamin's Kennedy school, which is probably one of the coolest places I have ever been. If you can't make it to the Kennedy school, just pick one of the McMenamins pubs that's practically on every street corner in Portland.

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