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Rock Bottom Chicago Terminal Dry Stout
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Terminal Stout is a dry Irish Stout in the spring, an Oatmeal Stout in the summer and an Imperial Stout in the Winter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4634) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2010
On tap at the Brewpub in Chicago in March 2008. Dark, almost black with a medium head. Roasted aroma with coffee. Quite hoppy flavor with roasted malt. The best of the beers that I drank at the Brewpub.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2010
[Tap] Sampled back in mid-December. Only labeled as ’Terminal Stout’, but could only have been their dry stout. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Dry roasted grain in the aroma. Taste is of cocoa and burnt toffee. A dry and dusty finish. Low in body despite the low carbonation level. Easily forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
9th October 2008. I noted this as just ’Terminal Stout’ and the abv at 6.5% but given my description it must be the dry version as it certainly wasn’t the imperial or the oatmeal: Dry stout, a little underlying fruit and some lactose sweetness. Not bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6222) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Tap at Rock Bottom Chicago. Very dark pour with a clingy brown lacing. Roasty nose. Coffee taste with borderline too much bitter. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2009
draught at 2009 oak park micro brew and food review. in reference to chicagodri’s review below, i know i drank the same beer as him but i think this is an unnavigatable mess of the different ’terminal’ stouts/porters. i know for a fact i drank the terminal stout but it did not say ’dry’. i know they mentioned it had won two golds at the GABF. at any rate.....aroma is of sweet roast but low on chocolate with some bitterness lingering in the background. opaque pour with filthy head. flavor is of huge hops whose citrus combines with the roast to produce an odd ’grape’ flavor. rare to see a porter/stout hopped this heartily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Wow, some harsh ratings on this one. I thought this beer was fantastic. Pours black with a tan head. Hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice smooth creamy body from the oatmeal. I thought it was well done.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2009
overall quite underwhelming, a standard stout without any great complexity of flavour aside from some roastiness. Drinkable but nothing to savour

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2008
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Pours a pure black body with a thick beige head. The aroma is roasted malts and some hops. The taste was mostly a nice and smooth roasted malt, some coffee and brown sugar and a nice bitter hop presence. Much hoppier than I expect from a Stout. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Nitro... DLD’08... Black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, everlasting, light brown head. The black malts impart notes of coffee, dark chocolate and acrid smoke (“...and horse’s breath...” ;-)). Medium-bodied and creamy with feather-soft carbonation. It’s supposed to be a Guinness clone and they pull it off, only with better balance. Essences of dark roast coffee, carbon and cocoa, but a touch thin. Finishes lightly bitter and lifeless. The nitro really sucks this one dry... figuratively, of course.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
In short: A offensively watery dry (ashes) stout
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Almost black body with a medium tan head
In long: Watery, very watery. Some burnt malts and ashes in water. Ashes finish. It is dry alright. No sweetness apparent. Actually there are not flavours apparent other than that burnt/ashes feeling. At least it’s got an honest name, Terminal also means severely incurable and sick.


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