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.
JoshRaburn (110) - - MAY 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of Guinessey, but a little more rich and milky. A bit like Camden Ink Stout from London - I wonder if Camden was deliberately copying this?
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a tan head. Aromas of char and coffee. Taste is lots of coffee, slight nut, char, and dark roasted malt. Medium body, fairly low carb.
Sarlacc83 (1735) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Very black with a thin creme head.
N: Char, roast, big malt profile with tones of chocolate, vanilla, and some nuttiness. Light earth.
T: Substantial sweetness with a light balancing bitterness.
M: Medium body, creamy carb, light alcohol.
O: Much prefer the coffee version of this. It’s decent but I would prefer it drier and more bitter.
andrewje41 (2470) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour pint at the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. O.A.R! O.A.R! O.A.R! Traveling around to see their tour has the fortunate consolation of trying new beers in each city. Brewery owned music venues will hopefully catch on quick. Pours black with a thick tan foam head. Roasted malt aroma. Matching flavor with a rich chocolate finish. Not bad at all. Had myself a brew, relax for a delicate few.
ChrisSc (463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into tulip. Minneapolis.
Jet black with small white rim of head.
Dark fruits, roasted malts, a little alcohol.
Taste is dry with some bitterness.
Medium body. Lively carbonation. Okay finish.
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler from Boon’s Treasury. Black in color. Light roasted nose. Quite roasty. Fairly bitter with coffee and bitterness. Not much in the way of sweetness. Pretty solid, serviceable "stout" stout.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a flight on June 26, 2015. At the brewpub (McMenamins Hillsdale) in Portland.
Listed at 6.45% ABV.
Black color with some brown coming through, light brown head. Roasted, some coffee taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Roasted scent.
brokensail (15269) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ McMenamins Barley Mill. Black in color with a khaki head. Sort of ashy and roasty. A decent bit of coffee and cocoa. Maybe some hints of smoke. The flavor is a little on the bitter side. Sort of a tootsie roll sweetness to it. Plenty of roasted malt and some coffee. Kind of thin.
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black. Smells like fresh baked bread with a hint of molasses. Somewhat sweet. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Decent brew.
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Sledutah (6725) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kennedy School
Dark brown with a small beige head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and ashy