Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
Picked this up last week at Fairway in Woodland Park, having never given this a go before. The beer I had like this from Horny Goat was a bit thin and a minor letdown and that was the case here as well. Not as thick or as roasted as other American Porters, this beer should only be sought after for its flavor profile and not much else. Sure, it went down easily but a beer of this style need more body and strength to it to be considered a great Porter.
The pour to this was as to be expected, as this had a dark brown hue, a moderately fluffy head that faded quickly, and a good amount of lacing that lingered on the back side of my pint glass until the end of my drinking session. Not a strong aroma to this but there was quite a bit of peanut butter along with some milk chocolate. Both of those were found in the taste, along with some cocoa powder and some lactose. While not a Sweet Stout, this felt more like that than a Porter since the body and mouthfeel was light and the carbonation was a bit too overt. The aftertaste kept the nuttiness and chocolate around for a bit before they faded away, leaving an odd sweetness in their wake.
While not terribly strong, there was more than enough booze here which I felt once I polished this off. This wasn't bad but wasn't even closer to being Terrapin's best offering in their current lineup. This felt too artificial and like the Horny Goat, was only worth a go once. It would be wiser to get a Porter that was more filling and roast some s'mores while enjoying it. This will suffice alright for the warmer months but would not be my first choice if I had the heat on right now.
07-17-2014 08:53:57 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.96/5 rDev +5%
A: Pours an opaque yet clear extremely dark brown in color (almost black) with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some moderate amounts of coal brown + amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to medium to large sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, dark malts, cocoa, and a light aroma of peanut butter (more like a chocolate peanut version of Nutella).
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of dark malts with a lighter flavor of roasted malts. That is followed by a slightly sweet chocolate/cocoa peanut butter (similar to Nutella). Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly slick.
O: Definitely one of the better chocolate/peanut butter porters/stouts that I have tried, I have had a couple of other beers similar in style but this is one of the more successful - a nice combination of flavors without a lot of associated sweetness. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this one.
08-06-2014 00:24:42 | More by dbrauneis
4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark brown body with a few glimmers of ruby when it catches the light. Modestly-sized, light beige head.
Smell: Dark maltiness, hints of sweetish chocolate, caramel and gentle roast mingled with the butter whats made of peanuts. Thin sliver of dark fruitiness.
Taste: Chocolate laced dark malts with the growing peanut butter flavor surrounding it like a German death squad. Hints of black olive, dark fruit. Rise of blonde caramel. Minimal hop character and bitterness. Semi-dry finish, soft in feel, with lingering flavors of peanuts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Agreeably sleek mouthfeel.
Overall: Better than anticipated! Admittedly, while I don't have any particular beef with p-butter, I've never really reveled in it. As a kid, I ducked PBJ sandwiches and would readily trade away Reese's Peanut Butter Cups come Halloween.
06-22-2014 00:04:42 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
On tap at Sticks and Stones in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass nearly pitch black with a minimal head.Aromas of roasted nuts and chocolate,to me almost like nutella with the chocolate and roasted nuts.Starts out semi sweet with chocolate standing out over top of molasses,the roasty nuttiness is a nice finish to the sweetness.Iam not normally really into these kinds of beers but I gotta say this wasn't to bad.
12-30-2012 01:38:44 | More by oberon
3.03/5 rDev -19.6%
22oz. into a Founders Balloon Tulip.
Pours pitch black with a light khaki head. Very little lacing.
Nose is very light. If I concentrate, I can pick up the smell of peanuts. Not much chocolate in the nose.
Taste is very subtle. The best descriptor I have is earthy. It doesn't taste much like peanuts or chocolate to me. I do get a hint of peanuts in the finish, but it's more of a suggestion than a flavor.
Mouth is a big let down. Very thin and too highly carbonated for the style.
I really wanted this to be an awesome beer. There is a picture of giant peanuts floating down a chocolate river on the label, after all. I was hoping for something bold and distinct, but this beer just comes off as a mediocre, but drinkable, porter.
11-13-2012 23:53:19 | More by mondegreen
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
Pitch black nice mocha tan head, forms evenly across the sides of my chalice, Big peanut butter nose, dark roasted malt provides chocolate, this is good stuff...dessert in a beer. Flavor brings more peanut butter notes with dark chocolate better than Sweet Baby Jesus, roasted malt and the peanut butter flavor mesh so well this is a treat. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied not something I could drink in number but it's oh so tasty on the palate. Overall the type of dark beer I wanna get to know again and again, great stuff from Athens, GA!!!
08-15-2014 08:09:45 | More by WVbeergeek
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Basically black with a small dark brown dense head.
S: This smells pretty awesome. Chocolate, peanut butter, roasted coffee beans, cookies. Very pleasant and tantalizing.
T: Kind of like peanut chocolate liquor. Interesting... A little brighter than expected from the heavy candy-like aroma.
M: Full body, creamy, soft, and slick texture.
O: This is a fun beer experience. Peanuts + beer? Yes. I'd like to see more brewers take a stab at this combination.
12-03-2012 00:11:14 | More by tastybeer
4/5 rDev +6.1%
A - black with a thin brown head that has decent retention
S - roasted malts, nutty, sweet
T - creamy, nutty, roasted malts, fruity, sweet
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This was an intriguing beer. It was nutty and had sweet fruitiness to it, but it was still had the typical porter qualities. It was a bit unique with the addition of peanut butter. I applaud them for trying something different. It's worth a try, but I won't be seeking this out again.
01-19-2013 20:01:51 | More by tdm168
Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.