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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%


Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TerjUGA on 11-13-2012)
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Light beige head, moderate retention, soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, coffee, peanut butter (yes, I smelled it), chocolate and slight milk dud. Taste includes chocolate, sweet chocolate malt, again slight peanut butter and maybe a hint of vanilla. Very, very delicious and highly drinkable and pretty much exactly as advertised on the flavors. Spectacular.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 07:29:11 | More by KickbacksSteve
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TerjUGA

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Porter.

22 oz Bottle. Athens, Ga

A-Very dark colors, slightly translucent. Great appearance

S-The peanuts and chocolate definitely come through.

T-This beer is awesome, taste like a reese's. Not too sweet, just right

M-Like any other porter, smooth

O-great beer. very creative

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 21:33:06 | More by TerjUGA
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black body, ruby highlights, two fingers of light tan foam that rapidly decayed to a tabletop.

Aroma is an inviting assertive blend of chocolate and peanuts.

Taste is...exactly as promised. A quick malt base, followed by big, big chocolate and peanut butter, good stuff too.bite of ops at the swallow. Big chocolate finish, like Dark Hershey syrup.

Smooth rich mouthfeel, no surprise here.

A terrific nitecap or dessert beer. Seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 04:45:42 | More by RonfromJersey
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tmm313

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this limited release fresh and on-tap at Terrapin Brewery almost a year ago. I typically only have 2 pints of anything, but this one was different. I had 5 or 6 or 7. I COULD NOT get enough of it. To this day, all of my experiences with beer are judged against that night of "Liquid Bliss". The following excerpt from their website hits the nail on the head:

"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!"

Style: Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
Released: November 2012 - ABV: 6.7 %, IBU: 23, OG: 15.4, FG: 5.0
Hops: US Golding
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Crystal 85, Crystal 120, Chocolate Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Other: Peanut Butter, Boiled GA Peanuts, Olive & Sinclair Cocoa Nibs

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 02:11:36 | More by tmm313
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown-black tone. Ruby around the edges in the sunlight. Beautiful creamy head, picture perfect porter
Smell is upfront Peanut butter/chocolate.Many complaints I've read were the aroma is more of roasted peanuts than PB, but I've let my bottle age a few months.
Peanut butter, chocolate, cookies, Reese Cup, Nutella, coffee...all in one whiff..wow
Flavor is amazing! Reese cup, nutella, cookie again all mixed with a silky mouthfeel. A stout would have been too heavy to allow all flavors to showcase themselves.Terrapin made a good call by making this mixture into a porter.
Mouthfeel is medium, allowing the peanut butter chocolate blend to really shine through, finishing lighter with a lingering finish of Reese's on the palate.
Well executed,well balanced, anyone that can make something like Wake-n-bake can pull this off.
For what they were going for, they did a great job.
Let those bottles sit a minute before opening

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 18:46:37 | More by czfreeman
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep brown/black pour with a finger of off-white head. smells of roasted grains, nuts, coffee, dark chocolate. the taste is where it's at with this one! holy crap, this is my first peanut butter beer, and i love it. has all the great qualities of a good porter AND MORE. chocolate, coffee, dark roasted grains, and the goodness of peanut butter (but more leaning towards the artificial reese's flavor, which i like even more!). medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. creamy mouthfeel with a chalky finish.

this is a solid beer from terrapin, and i believe not only my first peanut butter experience with beer, but my favorite experience with terrapin. most the qualities are above average, but the flavor did it for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 11:15:10 | More by facundoCNB
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a dark brown (not black, just well, dark brown) hue with a nice one finger mocha head that fades to leave thin clouds and a nice foamy halo.

S - The first deep inhale results in chuckling. Smells like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, it really does. No malts, no hops, ho roast, just chocolate and peanut butter. The aroma is a touch on the sweeter side.

T - Bah, not nearly as good as the nose, but there is alot going on here. Start is typical porter roasted malts and fainter chocolate with a heavy intermingling of raw peanuts. Sweetness begins to creep up and things turn towards the candy side. Chocolate becomes more prominent but tastes slightly artificial with a stronger Reeses Peanut Butter flavor coming across. Nice lingering peanut butter cup finish. While there is alot of different components none seem to really join together. Theres no blur or blending between flavors, its rather cut and dry. Roast, peanuts, chocolate, peanut butter.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the sharper side for me. Would like to see it more full and creamy.

O - Overall this was a very unique beer. Wish the flavours melded together more. I actually wish it was a bit sweeter too on the taste based off of how that nose was. That said, this 22oz bottle was a chore to get through. Fun beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 02:24:59 | More by rudzud
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Very dark brown. Nearly opaque (some strong ruby highlights). Large bubble mocha head.
smell: Those Ga. boiled peanuts right up front. The chocolate is little more subdued but gives a full creamy base. Don't think I've ever smelled peanuts in a beer. This works.
taste: Again, peanuts front and center. Smooth porter.
overall: Gotta ratchet up the score on this fine experiment. This works and works well.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 23:18:10 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Black color with some interesting head characteristics. On first pour, a 1-finger fizzy brown head appeared and rapidly dissipated into a fountain of bubbles appearing at the surface of the beer. It was very, very effervescent. In fact, so effervescent that something really peculiar happened – the beer started forming its own head after the original one had dissipated. After finishing that glass and pouring the rest of the bottle in, some more conventional head characteristics were seen with a 1.5-finger bubbly tan head appearing. This time it had decent retention and even some lacing.

S – This does smell like liquid bliss. It smells like a Reese’s cup with silky milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter.

T – The taste is interesting in that different flavors seem to be accentuated with each sip I take. All at different points, I get sweet milk chocolate and lactose, salty and earthy peanut butter, and mildly bitter roasted dark chocolate-like malts. It’s interesting that this beer can be so many different things but seemingly not more than one at a time. If I try to put them all together, I get sweet milk chocolate and lactose coming first, followed by some peanut butter, giving way to some roasted barley, and finally finishing with more peanut butter.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with crazy carbonation at first that gives way to more reasonable carbonation later, a creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a sweet and earthy, salty, peanut-y finish. Peanut butter lingers for a short amount of time.

O – This is a good beer and could be a homerun if the flavors all came together. I don’t know why my tongue and palate seem to be playing tricks on me, but I can’t seem to get all the flavors to come together in a single sip. Nevertheless, this is a very tasty beer. I think Terrapin made the right decision in making this a porter. If it was an imperial stout, I’m afraid that the peanut butter taste may have been drowned out even more than it is already. I’d maybe like to see how this would do with a bigger base beer, but I’m happy with how it is now, too.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:09:56 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: two finger tan head on a deep dark brown body with fairly thick lacing. Roasted malt, both roasted peanuts and peanut butter which is actually better represented in the aroma than I would expect. Roasted malt and toffee base with what I think is just the right amount of peanut butter flavor which I imagine required quite a large amount to be this prevalent. Fairly thick body and moderate carbonation. Much better than I was expecting. Nice degree of sweetness. Still a fairly simple brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 01:18:29 | More by kylehay2004
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Kromes

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pitch black with a finger's width brown head. A little bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Boiled peanuts dominate the nose along with a sweet roasted malt aroma and a touch of chocolate.

A toasted peanut and sweet roasted malt flavor. The flavors are nicely balanced, one is not stronger than the other. Well done. These flavors continue to the finish where a semi-sweet chocolate joins the party. The finish is smoky, roasted peanut chocolate.

Light bodied with low carbonation. Smooth feel to it.

Very impressed with the combination and balance of flavors. I would think that it would be difficult to find the right combination to blend all of these strong flavors together, but they pulled it off.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:28:20 | More by Kromes
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a good sized and fluffy light brown head. Fades at a moderate pace. Decent retention but almost no sign of lacing. Just a little splotch here and there.

S: Yeap, peanut butter/peanuts and lots of it. Fudgy too. Kinda reminds me of Nutella even though that's chocolate/hazelnut. Not much "beer" aroma but chocolate/peanut butter wins every time.

T: Well, pretty much what you'd expect. Chocolatey initially and then the peanut butter kicks in. Lingering chocolate aftertaste.

M: A touch thin (only 6.7% ABV) but very smooth and creamy at the same time.

O: Simple and thin porter but it does exactly what it says it's going to do. Pretty much pure chocolate and peanut butter with good balance between the flavors. Thin but creamy mouthfeel, wouldn't have minded a bit thicker but it turned out well. Not much in the way of actual porter characteristics but given what they were going for, I call this one a success. Would love to try an imperial version of this with a thicker mouthfeel and stronger aroma/flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 03:40:22 | More by Dope
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:01:51 | More by tdm168
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with some tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted coffee and dark chocolate, with some copper hops and sweet peanut butter.
T: It tasted like roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter, with a little copper hops. It had a mild bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with a little carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: I was skeptical, but Terrapin pulled this brew off surprisingly well. The peanut butter character was obvious enough without over doing it, and it was well integrated with the chocolate and other flavors. The body was good, but could have been a bit bigger. The finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Fun beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 16:52:09 | More by Pencible
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jsanford

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark cola-brown with lighter brown edges and a mocha head that settles to a thin ring and patchy haze. Definitely getting some peanut butter, chocolate, and cookies. Reminds me of a Girl Scout Tagalong cookie. Taste is pretty close, authentic peanut butter flavors, chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, and sugar cookie. Really nice concoction. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a medium body and good carbonation. Really neat beer, one of the better Terrapin offering of late(and easily the most memorable).

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 03:24:37 | More by jsanford
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Ned's. Shared with Erin.

Appearance: Its a nice looking black, with an off white head that lasts about 3 seconds. Head retention probably killed by peanuts.

Smell: Very chocolatey and nutty. The aroma is not clearly "peanut butter". There's a touch of Folgers crystals in there too. Very similar to Moo Hoo actually, less the nuttiness.

Taste: Its pretty damn good actually. Its really a very solid porter underneath the gimmick, which is good. Again, very much like their Moo Hoo , with added nuttiness. These guys know how to make a chocolatey beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly creamy, and a surprisingly clean finish. Not a sweet bomb.

Overall: I like this beer quite a bit, even though I'm not big on gimmicks. This is a well made beer, with a little gimmick on top.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:56:05 | More by rapidsequence
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shand

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liquid Bliss pours a brown color with a small head. The aroma is good, there's a strong chocolate aroma over roastiness and a hint of nuts. As the beer warms, the nuts become much more apparent. The taste is very nice once you let it warm. The whole peanut and chocolate thing really comes through about an hour after taking it out from the fridge. Any sooner, and the flavors don't quite meld together. After a solid warming period, the peanut and chocolate flavors really work. The aftertaste is a bit muted though, a nice finish would have really made this beer, and it's just a little lacking. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently carbonated, and the drinkablity is great. Overall, this is a good experiment that just misses greatness. Still worth trying out though.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 02:50:31 | More by shand
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 01:38:44 | More by oberon
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours nearly pitch black with a finger of dense off white head. Head retention is quite good.

S: Interesting, upfront I get a mixture of salty peanut shells and chewy peanut butter mixing nicely with dark chocolate. I'd like a little more sweetness and a bit more peanut butter than peanut shells, but this has a decent aroma.

T: The peanut is a bit more in the background in the flavor than in the nose, but the peanut shell I got in the aroma is all gone now. Dark chocolate is also there along with a bit of creamy milk chocolate, making the peanut butter a bit more believable. This is nice, but could use a bit more richness - I think a heftier base beer would help out.

M: Medium thickness and quite creamy. I would like a bit more thickness given the description, but it's good.

O: This is a good beer that could be great. They should have used the WnB base for this beer and amped up the peanut butter a bit. Either way, it's a good beer. And a peanut butter beer with no infection!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 01:14:50 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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madtrixter787

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from local Butcher shop and poured into Great Lakes pint glass. Not too big of a head, dissipates to leave a small amount of lacing. Nice aroma with hints of roasted peanut and malt. As has been mentioned, the flavors are quite subtle, but I like that. If any one flavor was overpowering, everyone would complain about that instead. Overall a very delicious porter with nice attributes that I would go back to again if it wasn't so limited. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 01:20:53 | More by madtrixter787
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ediaz

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: dark brown with a 1 finger light beige head. appropriate.

S: peanuts, peanut butter, chocolate

T: well ill be damned its actually pretty tasty. tastes like a watered down reeses peanut butter cup with a finish if dark chocolate, if that makes any sense.

M: Light with medium carbonation. nothing remarkable.

O: im enjoying this one more than I expected to. I would probably get this again, though it might be a bit. I got it for the novelty and Terrapin did a great job with what they were trying to do with that.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 03:06:21 | More by ediaz
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewed about 6 months ago I found a lone bottle of this at the Bermuda in Lower Burrel for 10 bucks total. Going into this I expect some peanut butter taste and balanced roast.

A - Still quite carbonated giving me a 1/4 inch of deep mocha head atop of one dark looking beer almost pitch except for a bit of ruby hue at the base. Head pulls back to a decent sticky looking lace ring.
S - Getting some mild peanut or almond but mostly strong roasts, and bittersweet chocolates are dominant in the aroma.
T - The peanuts really do take some of the bitter edge off of the hops and roasty base. Not as sweet at all so you never really get chocolate more of a dry chalky cocoa taste.
M - I could feel the peanut oils in my mouth this beer is light to medium in body not too dry or sweet. If anything it could use more carbonation but thats forgiven since the beer is over 6 months old.

Like others stated I wish the peanut butter would have been a bit stronger in this but it is present giving you some peanut oil sweetness that adds some complexity to the base porter. A very well done experimental beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 02:05:05 | More by DrDemento456
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Sam for this one. An interesting beer that I've wanted to try for a while. 22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger light mocha head with poor retention. Beer is an opaque, pitch black. No lacing with very thin legs. Just below average.

Nose is chocolate, lactose, cocoa, and just a splash of peanuts and peanut shell. Moderately aromatic but it works nicely.

Opens chocolate, lactose and roasted malt. Peanut aroma and flavor lingers in the background. More chocolate and coca cola in the middle. End is peanut, chocolate, and more lactose. Aftertaste of roasted malt. Pretty simple but just as promised. And its better than I expected.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lively with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down smooth. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Even though this one's got ample carbonation, it comes across very smooth, really helping to integrate the flavors.

A big want of mine ever since I heard about it, Liquid Bliss delivers exactly what I want it to. I wish the peanut flavors were a bit more pronounced but this beer is well balanced overall and the aroma and body carry the flavors over beautifully. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 02:31:00 | More by SpeedwayJim
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billab914

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured unto my Founders glass, Close to black in color with a foamy, dark tan colored head to it. Decent lacing. Pretty nice looking beer of the style overall.

Aroma shows off the peanuts pretty well without being overwhelming. Milky chocolate and roasted malts blend in well. It comes together surprisingly well.

The taste shows a little more of the chocolate to it, which I like. The peanuts are a little more reserved at first, but compliment very well in the finish. Some roasted malts in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is thin for the style and just a little creamy. Carbonation is average. Overall, I thought it was a pretty solid beer. It came together much better then I anticipated. I thought the chocolate and peanut butter were well balanced and very flavorful. Very nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 22:54:57 | More by billab914
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n2185

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: true to its description, peanut butter and chocolate dominate the nose with subtler notes of roasted malts and smoke

T: the roasted malts are more present here with semi-sweet chocolate and peanut butter. The finish has some slight char notes.

M: medium-thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is slightly watery.

O: a good beer overall. Simplistic, but it is like drinking a Reese's cup. It would be nice if it had a creamier body and the chocolate/peanut butter were a bit more present in the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2012 23:35:05 | More by n2185
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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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