Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to Baker for the bomber!.. I believe he said it was from 2006. Poured a healthy shade of deep brown with a short, swirly cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet and darker chocolates over a bed of aged molasses and vanilla.. a little bit warm, but mostly aged and sweet. The flavor found slightly tart coffee malts throughout, with related bitterness long gone.. blended baker’s chocolate and molasses joined on the middle.. charred earth and slight smoke around.. finished with grainy coffee and molasses notes joined by campfire smoke. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. age broke this down a bit and it was likely grainier than it used to be.. for the most part, though, everything was melded together well and this was a tasty drink.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
ebmalon (62) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed many times at various McMenamins locations. McMenamins scores points with clever labeling and trendy bars/hotels, etc. This is one of my favoirte NW stouts and the stand out from McMenamins, especially good on Nitro. Pours dark brown/black with tan head that is slightly creamy. Nice bit of lacing. Earthy roast coffee aroma and flavor. Slightly bitter but smooth with a sweet, creamy finish. So smooth it could be a session stout.
Dogbrick (7086) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Thompson Brewery and Public House in Salem. This Stout is a dark brownish-black color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Grainy malt and roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with flavors of coffee, oats, malt and mild hops. The finish is dry with chocolate notes and a coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Portland trip. Sampled on draft this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma was very faint with touches of coffee and chocolate. The flavor was a touch roasty, bitter and dry but was vague overall. Medium dry finish. Medium body. Ok.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Spar cafe. Pours black with a thick convex foam rubber-like tan head. Smooth and silky with a mild chocolate finish. This is very close to Boulevard stout. Has a perfect palate of a silk chocolate pie. Being dispensed on nitrogen smooths out any of the carbonation harshness. This is a mildly delicious beer.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
McMenamins adds calories per pint to their descriptions? Gee, thanks.
Pours black but barely any head and no lace. Aromas of cocoa and coffee but the chocolate dominates. Taste is more of the same but with some smoke. Palate a bit flat.
22415brewery (366) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straightforward flavor of roast from black barley and medium malt backbone. Pours into a pint glass a nice dark black with half an inch of head. A little bit of coffee, slightly creamy, good roastiness, finishes a touch sweet. Also had on Nitro with better than average results.
Makes a killer ice cream float.
I’ve experienced several versions of Terminator and some have been good and some disappointing. Although I’m a huge fan, I’ve found a fair bit of inconsistency with some of the McMenamin’s properties as far as their brews along with their food. I don’t know how much tinkering their brewers do with water chemistry, but there is a definite flavor difference between Terminator brewed in Washington State compared to Terminator brewed in Oregon. Still though, one of my favorite Stouts out of the Northwest.
Lubiere (9302) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark brown stout with a thin moka head. A light sweet chocolate aroma with cloying butterscotch notes. In mouth, a decent chocolate with some cherry notes, a bit of an oily mouthfeel, Ok, but no more. On tap at Six Arms, Seattle, Sept. 12 2009.
can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick and chewy - a nice contrast from the porter in my sampler. Black body with a thick head that sits thinly on top. Some rich coffee flavors to go along with the creamy roastiness.