Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by afluentturtle:
3.35/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance: Mocha black with a lightish tan half finger of head. Decent Lacing down the glass.
Smell: Chocolate and peanuts, almost like a peanut butter cup candy. Some coffee and roasted malts also.
Taste: Nutty, sweet, not much chocolate. Hard to explain but the nut taste is almost artificial and just doesn't taste like a peanut or peanut butter should. Its not bad but not what I expected. Wish that it smelled as good as it tasted.
Mouthfeel: This is where the brew falls short. Very watery, moderate carbonation, but this beer feels so watered down that it just seems like i'm drinking peanut/chocolate flavored carbonated water.
Overall: I'm a big fan of chocolate porters/stouts and when I saw this I just had to try. I really hoped that this brew would be as good as the idea sounds, but was disappointed in the final result. I would not buy again unless the watered down mouth feel was fixed and the recipe was changed so that the peanut butter taste actually tasted like peanut butter.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2013 01:07:20 | More by afluentturtle
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3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
"Melt into another dimension with Terrapin's newest Side Project... 'Liquid Bliss'. This chocolate, peanut-butter porter concoction flows like a river of self-indulgent righteousness deep into the depths of your innermost childhood memory. Turn on, tune in, and drop out of this world for a tongue tripping experience of flavors never before so eloquently combined in a liquid or solid form." Brewed in the style of an American Porter with Chocolate and peanut butter added. This is side project 18 in Terrapin's lineup, released as a one-time brew in November 2012 in 22 oz. bottles.
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served north of 57º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a mocha cream brown head of a creamy light consistency over a very dark brown body. No lacing, retention is average. 3.5
(Smell) Aromas of lightly roasted malt, mild toasted caramel malt, a hint of peanut brittle sweetness, a seemingly growing sourness arrives with warmth. A very simple and light aroma, but with a pleasant sweetness and a mellow but discernible peanut character. Potency is medium. 3.75
(Taste) Flavors of dry toasted malts, a mild fruit tartness, some rapidly faded peanut and a touch of. Flavor is very mild and a lot of the subtleties are diminished. Some cocoa character and a subtle malt body remains, but it's not thoroughly enjoyable nor unique. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) Texture is unusually slick, crisp and light for a porter as well as the flavors involved. The body is just shy of medium for a porter and medium overall. Finish is chalky, acidic and tart with a mellow dryness. Alcohol presence is light. The texture was quite lacking for the style and the flavors. 3.25
(Overall) This beer has long ago dropped off, even after 9 months, most of the peanut and chocolate flavor has diminished and the remaining body isn't substantial enough to carry this beer on its own. Expect an awkward growing tartness, a slick, thin texture and a powdery dry finish. I'd like to get to try this again when fresh, should we get that opportunity once again. 3.5
Terrapin Beer Company's
Side Project 18: Liquid Bliss
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 04:25:07 | More by Jadjunk
Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.