Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by Beerandboards:
3.41/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured from a bomber into a pint
I drank this over two sittings. First one, I had the beer at cellar temp, ~50 degrees. Didnt chill it, poured about a 4oz pour. Hated it. Finished the pour and thought very seriously about drain pouring. However, I've never drain poured a craft beer. I basically refuse to do it. I've only disliked one other beer this badly before (hint it tastes like raspberry white wine and everyone frikiNG loves it...) Anyway, as I did with the prior instance, I put a wine cap on the bottle and put it in the fridge. Letting the beer oxidize in the fridge for 24hrs, sometimes it helps...
I took it out of the fridge tonight, a day later, and its much much better. Review is based on tonight's experience
A - Looks quite standard. Brown/black, tan loose foam, produces an inch or so of head that dissipates quite quickly.
S - A good amount of roasty peanuts. Some chocolate. Not much else. I want to give it a higher rating, because it really does hit the target quite well. Peanuts and chocolate. At the same time, its a novelty. There's no "peanut beer" style, if there were, this would be a 4.5. But, its a porter, so 3.
T - Hits the target really well. Peanuts and chocolate. Not super chewy or pronounced flavors of either one, but I'm not sure how you could really get a thick presentation of peanuts in a beer. The chocolate is a little thin, but comes through in the front, the peanut is more of an aftertaste almost. Think, you just at 2-3 dry roasted peanuts and then took a tiny sip of a Guinness. As a normal beer, this would be a 3-2.5, however, it really does do a good presentation of the peanut and chocolate. Its not really a combo that does well in beer, but this does about as good a job as could be, I gave it a 4 just because I dont know that you could do this a lot better.
M - Maybe if it were thicker, this would be better. In my mind, this would be a super thick, like Marshal Zubkov type thickness. If you could get these flavors in that thickness, I think it could be quite awesome. As it, thin, bubbly, meh.
O - Glad to try it. Would buy it again to share with beer geek buddies just to stretch, but would not buy it for myself.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2013 03:42:10 | More by Beerandboards
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a stout glass.
Pours black. Not as much head as I expected and it didn't linger long.
Smells exactly like peanut butter and chocolate. Really good blend of both flavors with peanut butter being more dominant.
Chocolate taste upfront with mild carbonation. Mellows into a rich peanut butter flavor that lingers on the finish.
Good mouthfeel. A little lighter than I was expecting. Not very thick. Easy to drink.
Expect exactly what's on the bottle: chocolate and peanut butter. Good dessert beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 18:52:46 | More by BigRedDog
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a nonic pint glass. The liquid is almost completely black, with some dark brown hints at the edges. The pour kicks up a two-finger tan head that leaves a nice amount of lace. Definitely what I would hope a peanut butter porter would look like!
The aroma definitely has peanut butter! I was worried that there wouldn't be enough, but it's the dominant note here, even before the beer has warmed up at all. I also get some wheat bread, and hints of citrusy hops that suggest jelly... but maybe I'm just getting carried away with peanut butter associations. Either way, this is a great aroma, even if not particularly complex.
The flavor starts off with some milk chocolate, before the peanut butter comes in along with the citrusy hops. The swallow finishes clean, and then the aftertaste is mostly peanut butter, with a little bit of chocolate. The light hop presence is a really nice surprise here, and does a good job balancing the chocolate and peanut butter both bitterness- and flavor-wise.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side, with a moderate amount of carbonation. I feel like it would have been better with a thicker body, but maybe that would have made it too sticky.
Overall, very good, even if it mostly focuses on one note. It feels like kind of a novelty, but of course novelties have their place, and I would definitely recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:50:07 | More by MasterfulIdiot
Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.