McMenamins Terminator Stout was born over 34 years ago on November 19th and continues to be one of the brewpub chains most popular beers. This past month, McMenamins released this American Stout in 16oz Tallboy cans with some fine eye catching artwork to match.
The history of Terminator Stout runs deep into Oregon’s brewing history. This stout made its debut in 1985 at the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in Southwest Portland and has been one the brewery chain’s most well-known beers.
Terminator Stout pours a deep a deep black color with a dark tan frothy head, just what is expected from an American Stout. Aromas of chocolate and coffee first come to mind from the ample use of kiln-baked Black Barley and Chocolate Malts. From your first taste, you also get notes of roasted coffee. The body is plentiful and at 6.45% ABV, Terminator Stout is a perfect beer to take the chill out on a cool winter day.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.