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.
VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at White Eagle Saloon, Portland. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, dark chocolate, sweetness, and roasted malts.
Davhgbrew (747) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth and black. Silky texture like nitro. Med palate. Sweet toasted malt flavor in the middle and finish. Easy drinking at 6.45%. Slight coffee, but just a little to sweet for my palate.
Ttrunk (55) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First stout beer I have enjoyed in about a year. It was delicious with a beautiful color
kaser (1789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on draft at six arms brewery in Seattle. Coffee and chocolate. Like a Hershey kiss. Likening this one
Squizzle (92) - Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really palatable stout. Not too dark and totally refreshing. Order as a "Rubinator" mixed with their Ruby fruit beer for full PDX experience.
bpreo (1329) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good, strong tasting Stout. McMenamins does a very fine job with every style they brew.
MikeJslc (639) - USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, tan head. Roasty, clean, full-bodied, touch of caramel with a graininess that dries out the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fatehunter (969) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One finger of tan head with a dark brown body.
The smell is a strong roasted malt.
Taste is roasted malt and burnt coffee. A bit bold and one sided.
Fizzy texture but only moderate carbonation with medium body.
Overall it’s nice, but bold flavor profile.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really unoffensive, but so normal. So basic. Like a thick albiet fresh coffee. A bit tart. I prefer it less so. Regardless, the beer to recommend.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Kennedy School Boiler Room. It’s pitch black and doesn’t let any light through the glass. It has the traditional stout flavors of nuts and coffee. There was practically no discernible aroma, but that may have been the result of the tap pour. Overall this was a satisfying beer and I’d like to try more from McMenamin’s.