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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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Reviews: 190
Hads: 1,246
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 29.82%
Wants: 67
Gots: 321 | FT: 8
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TerjUGA on 11-13-2012

We always love a good experimental brew here at Terrapin, but the salty-sweet combo of peanuts and chocolate has us all salivating a little more than usual. This brew, while smooth and mellow, still manages to challenge your tastebuds. The porter base is dark and smooth, with enough backbone to support the richer chocolate and peanut butter additions. It’s even dry “peanuted” with brewery-boiled green peanuts! Here’s to the candy-loving kid in all of us!
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Photo of secondtooth
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

“Natural and artificial flavors”, hmmph. Not a great beginning to this, another attempt at a “chocolate peanut butter porter”. I’m ever hopeful some brewery is going to adequately capture the palate joy that is a Reese’s, but I know it’s also a tall task.

Appearance: Pretty much pours black, with only a hint of ruddy ruby. No lace to speak of, either.

Aroma: Some bittersweet cocoa, and a touch of saltiness. Not bad.

Taste: Odd and off, with some of the bittersweet cocoa and the peanut butter saltiness, but the overall palate sensation isn’t all there. It’s drinkable, but doesn’t contain the right balance and feel of the chocolate and peanut butter melding as I’d hoped for. I expect pretty solid beers from the dependable Terrapin, but this one doesn’t quite make it.

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Photo of egrapplesberg
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in the variety pack. Best before 12.3.15. Poured into New Belgium snifter. Pitch black with tan frothy 2 inch head that has think bubbly surface. Fades slowly not leaving lace but as I drink lace is retained against the glass. Smell is reeses. Despite the strong scent of chocolate and peanut butter the taste is not as forward. Very mild and drinkable. Not as creamy as expected either. Good beer, would love to try aged a year or two. Cheers!

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Photo of FBGordon
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft into a 16oz pint.

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a thin khaki head that quickly dissipates with little lacing.

S: Smell is a delicious peanut butter and chocolate with a touch of toast. Intoxicating.

T: Taste is moderate coffee and chocolate with a peanut butter aftertaste that settles nicely on the palate. Not straight Reese's, but nice.

M: Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and body, a typical porter weight.

O: Though not very heady, a great tasting porter that's worth every sip. Love this beer!

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Photo of CalebM
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured quickly from a bottle, with dated expiration in early December.

Look: solid black (in a dimly lit setting, mind you) with practically no head. Would-be lacing moves down with the glass very quickly. Interesting.
Smell: Oh, the peanut butter! I wasn't sure what I expected coming into this. The smooth chocolate is there, but I'm gushing over how strongly the peanut butter is coming through
Taste: Considering what this felt like on the nose, surprised to not get more peanut butter up front, but it is quite present in the aftertaste. Chocolate like I've witnessed in many brown ales before. This is for desert, but it's drinkably sweet. I quite like it.
Feel: There's a thickness to this that's appropriate on account of the chocolate peanut butter. Carbonation is solid; any more would be a mistake.
Overall: If you enjoy delicious porters and the occasional desert beer, this is for you. It's sweet, peanut buttery, chocolate-y like a bowl of Reese's Puffs--but, it's a pretty damn elegant brew. I want to try this on tap.

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Photo of Suezotiger
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looked great in the glass, very dark brown with a caramel colored head that dissipated over a few minutes. Smell of chocolate and slight smell of peanut. Taste was nearly the same, dark malt, chocolate, and the peanut was most noticeable in the finish. Very nice to drink after dinner as more of a dessert substitute, might not pair well with food. Also not overly sweet for a beer of this variety

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Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar, but when held up to the light the corners of the glass are clear and dark red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peanut butter are present in the nose along with notes of of chocolate. It kind of smells like a Snickers bar.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has little in the way of sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that a chocolate peanut butter Porter might be heavy, but this does a pretty good job at having a mouthfeel that is true to the style and isn't heavy.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap

Pours a nice black with a tan head which looks exactly like you would hope a chocolate peanut butter stout to look like. Smell is very faint, smells nutty and sweet chocolate. Taste's great! A very nice milk chocolate taste, with a slight bitterness that leads into a sweet nutty flavor. Peanut butter is tough to incorporate and make it's presence felt, but Terrapin does a great job with this bubbly, smooth treat.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.76/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark beer with very little light coming through. Very small dark caramel color head that goes away quick. I got a strong scent of peanut butter. Can taste malts mixed with chocolate. A very delicious porter.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter

A: Deep, chestnut brown; opaque but not as imposing in visual presence as a stout; light, sandy colored head that bubbles to about a finger-thick depth on a vigorous pour but recedes to a small collar; soapy patches of lacing.

S: All peanut butter, as advertised; this has that sweet, slightly salty and unmistakably nutty aroma - like opening a can of Jif and inhaling deeply; many dessert beers aim to replicate a certain aroma or flavor, and Terrapin has got it nailed; searching deeper, there are also notes of cocoa, lightly roasted malts, and toasted bread.

T: Peanut butter comes through on the front end, with a richly roasted nutty flavor showcasing sweet creaminess and a nice touch of saltiness; mid sip the cocoa steps up, like bittersweet baker's cocoa with a slightly bitter edge to complement the sweetness; the chocolate peanut butter combo works well, but really shines through once the glass warms up - you really get that nice salty-sweet interplay; finish is slightly drying, with a strong nutty flavor overlaying lingering hints of cocoa, roasted malt and a nice toasted bread note.

M: medium-bodied slickness but not thick; seems appropriate for the style.

O: A solid, well-executed dessert-like porter from Terrapin that delivers a nice balance between sweet and nutty/toasted flavors. I'm generally more of a fan of stouts but this porter straddles the line between the two styles and does a good job capturing the flavors the brewers set out to showcase. Quite drinkable to boot - makes for an enjoyable session.

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Photo of bongobeer
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow, nice surprise! good looking dark porter with a tan head and it smells great...Reese's Peanut butter cup? but the taste is that of a solid roasty porter, p.b. is not too much.

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

picked up a 12 pack sampler in PA enjoyed from the 22oz mega terrapin snifter. classic porter looks but nose and taste is straight up snickers. boom pow. gets better as it warms as u would expect. solid solid.

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Photo of Baab200
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a snifter. Quickly loses its head. Smell gives hints of sweetness and roasted peanuts. An easy drink as it is a little thin and watery. However it has some good flavor and a nice balance between bitter and sweet.

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Photo of akrz47
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a darn good porter first and foremost. If you go in expecting a peanut butter bomb, you're wrong to do so. It's 6.1%. The PB is light, but noticeable for sure. It actually adds a lot to the porter character. Roasty, chocolatey, with that hint of peanut butter. A slight sweetness brings out the PB on the back tongue. Really just a great porter with a great extra kick. Something I'd sit and drink with a meal at a pub, and -- knowing nothing about it -- would have a pleasant surprise, and order another. Damn good for what it is.

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Photo of frozyn
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black or very dark brown with a finger sized cream colored head. Peanut butter is immediate on the nose. Malty sweetness behind, a bit disjointed in my mind. Muted chocolate on first sip, peanut butter shows up as an aftertaste. As it warmed up, the peanut butter became more prevalent and pleasing to my peanut butter loving palate. Not as strong flavors as I hoped. The feel is a bit thin, but still pleasing. A tasty porter, but not anything fantastic.

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Photo of GrinkoN
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: dark, black, no head or carbonation

S: roasty malts, peanuts.

T/F: roasty, slight peanut butter Subtle chocolate. Sweet, real sweet. roasted malt, some hops, not to balanced. Smooth, sticky.

O: was ok, couldn't drink to many I'm one sitting, might consider buying again after trying other peanut butter chocolate beers.

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Photo of maximum12
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thebouch01 for sending me this. I mean, peanut butter, chocolate, beer? Where do I sign up? 12 oz. bottle with typical teen-age comic label glaring at me from across the room.

Pours like a porter black, dense. The nose is straight peanuts, no salt. There’s probably some malts or something under there, but the peanuts are too thick to find them. I like peanuts.

Liquid Bliss doesn’t live up to the promise of delight. If I wasn’t paying much attention, I might say this was a pretty good straight-up porter with a decent roasty edge. The Reese’s peanut butter cup only sneaks up in the aftertaste. Subtle chocolate…no shit, there’s a Reese’s ad on TV right now. Anyways, subtle chocolate & the peanut butter arrives about twenty seconds after the sip & then sticks in the back of the throat, just like a wad of real PB. It’s a fascinating aftertaste. Sweet. I’m not sure how much of this I could drink, but I’ll be happy to find out.

I wish the PB/C was stronger, but I always wish that. Still a good. solid beer.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not objectionable, I guess, but I'd never buy it again. For this style, I'd rather be drinking Sweet Baby Jesus (and that's not a favorite either). Weird sweet-plasticky aftertaste-- like how my old Strawberry Shortcake dolls used to smell. Not offensive, but not what I want in my beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, peanut butter and roasted malts

T: The taste starts out with the peanut butter and chocolate flavors which remain dominant throughout. Then a hearty roasted malt character quickly follows along with some creaminess. The hops presence is extremely mild as you would expect but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good variation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the peanut butter flavor.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As a sucker for novelty-type beer I was happy to find/try this. Certainly better than some others of this genre--the Duclaw version coming immediately to mind--but at the end of the day, not very memorable or something I'd seek out again. There was some choco in the nose--perhaps some nut as well. No head or lacing to speak of. Got a little choconut-flavor / residual sweetness upfront that turned into a somewhat bitter finish. Did have a pretty full/creamy mouthfeel. Came off a bit like a so-so milk stout for me personally.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peanut butter, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts up front, peanut butter at the finish, some light notes of chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but I was hoping for a little more peanut butter and chocolate.

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Photo of Dykemyster17
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This porter does not take itself to seriously and that is why I love it! The aroma of this beer is simply "World Class" and the taste may not be as good but its good. Fun beer.

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Photo of apokatastasis
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Entirely opaque dark brown liquid with a thin off-white head, exactly what this style should be.

Aroma: I was skeptical of if this beer would live up to its name but the aroma IS actual bliss. This smells exactly like chocolate peanut butter, with some rich roastiness. I'd almost rather just smell it than drink it.

Taste: Much more rich roasted malts in the taste than in the nose. The chocolate peanut butter is somewhat in the background. I actually wish these flavours were more in the forefront, but I do have to congratulate Terrapin for not loading the brew up with cheap syrups and artificial flavouring.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation, little viscosity. It could be a little thin at times, but it is not really noticeable.

Overall: This is an interesting beer, that manages to meld a fantastic aroma and an acceptable beer. It's worth it once just for the smell alone. Definite recommendation to fans of porters or Reese's.

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Photo of HopBomb515
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a tan head that faded quick but left behind some lacing. Milk chocolate and peanuts, very peanut butter cup like aroma which surprised me in a good way. Little roast and smoke in the aroma as it warmed. Taste is sweeter up front bringing a milk chocolate quality, peanut, slight char and roast. Start sweet and bitters up a touch at the end. Creamy feel but a bit more body would be welcomed here. Overall I thought this was decent. I've never really had a beer from this company I liked but I'd consider this the first.

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Photo of pugbutter
4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at the Shepherd & Knucklehead, which is both a bar and a steakhouse. My sister, who ahs never had a beer before in her life, went to smell this offering which was served in a pint glass; and even behind the bitterness of beer which intimidates most people, she swore it smells of peanuts. An absolutely lovely nose.

The taste is similar, but seems creamy. Somehow it reminds me of something else; possibly some kind of old candy. But in any case it's very sweet and very pleasant; primarily peanuts, secondarily milk chocolate. A liquid dessert. It lives up to its name.

This will become a staple in my liquor cabinet.

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Photo of gopens44
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark and opaque with a fleeting cream colored head that yielded great lacing and just a little fizz about the top. Nose is immediately chocolate that fades into a more malty design. Taste is similar to the nose as it hits quick with chocolate but slowly fades to a more bitter offering that loses most of the sweetness but never really loses the chocolate. Like bitter dark chocolate. Not too much peanut butter, if any at all that I can detect. Finishes quite bitter but oddly, unlike the travels of the taste, it finishes with a cloying sweetness. Thin, slightly crisp. Taste is not bad at all, but lacks a little depth in the body.

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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