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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2028) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2850) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Dark brown, pours with a moderate brown head that quickly dissipates. Huge sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is sweet, chocolatey and nutty. Mouthfeel is not near as creamy and full as the Blackwatch I just drank. Really good stout though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 One of my favorite Stouts. It’s robust, flavorful, and satisfying. A roasty, malty smell with an apperence that is black as death. I can’t say enough about this brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JUL 11, 2003
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8468) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Deep black in color with an average sized head. Pure milk chocolate taste...a bit too carbonated for the style, but ill take it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2003
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.


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