Terrapin Liquid Bliss | Terrapin Beer Company

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BEER STATS
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1,446
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
30.26%
 
 
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Terrapin Liquid BlissTerrapin Liquid Bliss
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by TerjUGA on 11-13-2012

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Reviews: 218 | Ratings: 1,446
Photo of jimdalton
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours very dark brown with two finger light brown head.
Smell: Subtle hints of chocolate, peanut butter, coffee, and malt.
Taste: Smooth peanut and chocolate flavors upfront that blend well with a subdued coffee flavor. Fades into a nice caramel malt finish with a very subtle earthy-hop flavor. Very well balanced.
Feel: Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied.
Overall: Solid porter that brings a nice flavor profile to the table. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, with best enjoyed before dating notched onto the side of the label

Pours very dark brown, dark khaki cap, leaves some moderate lacing

Sniff notes here are chocolate and I def get some peanut butter as well, nice complex nose.

Complex porter with more of the nose on the palate, will not be for everybody, but it's a quality brew with the flavor somehow focused and working together, likely would be great with certain chocolate n PB influenced desserts.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely a novelty beer and not something I would drink regularly or even all night.

That said, great color, almost black, strong peanuty smell, along with coffee/chocolate. The flavor is sweet and again the peanut and chocolate come through strongly. As far as novelty beers are concerned, I would consider this to be best in class.

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Photo of JDAWG71
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice dark pour...the flavor was weak when expecting a peanut butter cup style flavor. Not as milky as one or I would have thought.... Good experience but not repeating it.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L-Very dark and bubbly. Almost no head that dissipates to a rim hugger. Looks almost like a cola.
S-The smell isn't very strong. But I do get solid notes of chocolate and peanut butter for sure. Sweet malts too. Just not that intense of a smell.
T-Roasted malts and hops for sure. SLIGHT peanut butter flavor. But hey, where's the chocolate?
F-I like the mouth feel. Thick and very carbonated.
O-This beer wasn't bad at all. The smell was the best part to me for sure. As of everything else, it was pretty mediocre. The flavor just wasn't that special. Before I drank this beer, I expected the flavor to pop but it didn't at all. Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed because I enjoy Terrapin's brew. I won't seek this out again.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't know if it was reading that there are natural and artificial flavorings added that turned me off from the beginning, but my experience with this brew left me wanting more. The peanut butter flavoring seemed to be the artificial part as it fully enveloped the porter. The color was dark and inviting and the feel smooth, but I couldn't get past the unusual peanuty flavor that seemed too forceful. I was expected subtle hints of salty, earthy, peanuts, but this brew seems to incorporate JIF instead

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Photo of crisis1290
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yummy. If you like peanut butter cups, this bad boy might be the right pick for you. The picture of the beer is out dated btw. The smell is amazing. As soon as the bottle is cracked open , it hits you. A roasted malt flavor, with a blend of the peanut butter and milk chocolate. Perfect amount of carbonation. If it has any more, it would be just wrong . Nice job guys ! Props to Terrapin ! A great beer from a great brewery ! One of my new faves for sure.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SRM 35 (dark brown) while pouring. Black while resting in a Dogfish Head snifter. A slight, fine, khaki head quickly dissipates, leaving spotty lace.

Roasted peanuts and light chocolate lend this an aroma strikingly similar to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The aroma profile is well done, but relies entirely on that single note.

The flavor clearly puts a check in the boxes for black coffee and dark chocolate, but falls short of the peanuts. Deep roasted malt and accompanying bitterness is pleasant as it lingers far into a long finish. Warmth neither adds nor detracts from this experience. Nut skin is about the only flavor I detected from the peanuts.

A slightly woolly texture accentuates the medium-to-full body. Prickly carbonation lifts an unwelcome astringency after a few sips. Alcohol is as expected in this relatively dry Porter.

As an occasional beer, Liquid Bliss is fun and enjoyable. I extend thanks to Wayne for this and the other three bottles that came with it.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in a Rastal Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on December 30, 2015. Look is dark brown with a tan head and good lacing. Smell is peanut butter, cocoa and roasted malt aromas. Taste is sweet and salty peanut butter, cocoa nibs and dark roasted malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with a smooth finish.

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Photo of PaisleyE
2.34/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is my first review, so forgive my lack of descriptions. The smell is ok. I'm not sure yet how to compare smells, but the taste is definitely poor and average to me. Imagine Bud Light in Porter form.

If you're looking for a flavorful chocolate peanut butter Porter, try Horny Goat's Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/26/15 notes. 12 oz bottle into a tulip, bottle date of 02/21/16.

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Awesome nose; peanut butter nose, roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate in the taste. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a good beer; loved the nose, hit exactly what I'd want it to smell like.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a single into a nonic. Tar black with a thin khaki crown that is gone in a minute, no lacing. Very peanuts and a little chocolate and roast on the nose. The taste just doesn't fit the smell.
Peanut butter, yes, but also some off notes.

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Photo of nflowers
1.52/5  rDev -60%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This beer looks good from afar, but it is far from good. The taste is all extract-y, and not what you would expect of a peanut butter beer. It goes down easily enough, but leaves an oily slick in your throat that is unpleasant at best. Do not recommend. There are better peanut butter beers out there.

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Photo of Myotus
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (enjoy by 06May16) into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 08Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of khaki foam that dissipates into a line after 1 minute. Black in color with an orange tint. Rising bubbles are small in size and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of peanut butter entangle with mild aromas of sweet chocolate, and hints of spicy hops and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: Mild peanut butter and roasted malt flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by subtle sweet chocolate flavors. Subtle spicy hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Very light-bodied (feels like I'm drinking water) and subtly carbonated (okay, feels like I'm drinking subtly carbonated water). Goes down smooth. Finishes with a subtle dryness.
NOTE: Whatever artificial flavors were added to this beer as the label says, couldn't be separated from the natural flavors. This was a good beer that could of been great if the bitterness from the roasted malts were toned down. I was expecting a near-cloyingness to this brew, which I personally love.

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Photo of thefreakinjman
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12ozB, Best by 04/17/16, Enjoyed 12/03/15

A: dark brown with foamy khaki head

S: sweet smell of chocolate, fresh roasted peanuts,

T: roasted malts, hint of bitter chocolate then slight nuttyness,

M: medium, doesn't lay it thick on the tongue

O: The initial aroma is amazing sweet smell of peanuts and chocolate. Like a favorite peanut butter cup. After tasting I get roasted malts, hints of chocolate with a slight bit of nuttyness, back to roasted. Unfortunately the taste dissipates quickly. Its good for the brewery because you want to keep tasting it, but bad as the drinker because you don't get to dwell on the peanut or chocolate flavors for long. Good roasted porter base.

My GF w/celiac review:
"Smells nice. I don't smell peanuts. Smells like your coffee ones. The foam is sparkly though. Like really glittery. Its a very pretty beer."

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Photo of leantom
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer. Not perfect, but it's still OK.

On a side note, I have to thank the gentleman in front of me in line for the Bourbon County release for sharing this beer with me. I don't know your name, but thank you.

A: Alright. Black but very ruby-colored when held up to a light. Head is small and lacing is pretty non-existent. Just OK.

S: Peanut butter with some raspberry and jelly. Interesting, but not exactly my cup of tea.

T: Follows the nose. Peanuts, jelly, raspberry, grapes, etc. Mixture of peanut butter and sweet sugar.

F: Too light. Very thin.

O: An OK beer.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with light brown hues along the sides of the glass. A light mocha colored head appears and rides off into the sunset allowing a light lacing to grace the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice sweet to roasty blend of the peanut butter to the milk chocolate. Warm and inviting.
The taste, again was balanced nice between the roast and the sweet transposing this into the aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionable feel to it. The sweet and the roast come together to give off a slight creamy roastiness to it.
Overall, while the peanut butter and the roasty portions of the beer come together very nicely. Somehow, I always think Springhouse's version is the best one of this. Still, I'd have this again.

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Photo of holtonwes
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Look: Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. Dark brown lovely color. Almost black. 2 finger tan head that is fairly persistant with nice lacing

Smell: Fresh peanuts, dark chocolate, roasted malt, hint of hops

Taste: Right of the bat, a lot of bitterness from the hops, but then the peanut butter hits you. Very much like fresh ground peanuts from the nose. Finishes with a lovely very dark chocolate bitterness that stay with you for a while

Feel: Medium body, very pleasnt, Expected it to be a little heavier.

Overall; Absolutely delicious. I was a little afraid that this would be overpoweringly sweet, but this is one of my favorites. Great work Terrapin!

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Photo of poetpowr
2.62/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The chocolate is the prominent taste feature here. The peanut butter flavor didn't really stand out if really at all. The look of the porter was good.

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Photo of tigg924
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque, dark brown, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is English brown ale, toffee, light chocolate, and a decent peanut kick. Nice creaminess at the end. Really good dessert beer. I prefer DuClaw's peanut butter beer better, but this one is very good. I would certainly pick this one up again.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body with cherry highlights, leaving blotchy lacing and a little layer of retention.

Aromas of cocoa powder, somewhat artificial peanuts, peanut butter, toffee. Taste is milk chocolate and a light nutty peanut butter taste, cocoa powder and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is somewhat lacking, a little think with medium carbonation.

A peanut butter porter should have either heavier body or more peanut butter flavor, or both. Mediocre, not bad but not awesome.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
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 -0.3%
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 +17.1%
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 +4.5%
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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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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