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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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Reviews: 190
Hads: 1,245
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 29.82%
Wants: 67
Gots: 320 | FT: 8
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TerjUGA on 11-13-2012

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!
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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.76/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark beer with very little light coming through. Very small dark caramel color head that goes away quick. I got a strong scent of peanut butter. Can taste malts mixed with chocolate. A very delicious porter.

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Photo of pugbutter
4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at the Shepherd & Knucklehead, which is both a bar and a steakhouse. My sister, who ahs never had a beer before in her life, went to smell this offering which was served in a pint glass; and even behind the bitterness of beer which intimidates most people, she swore it smells of peanuts. An absolutely lovely nose.

The taste is similar, but seems creamy. Somehow it reminds me of something else; possibly some kind of old candy. But in any case it's very sweet and very pleasant; primarily peanuts, secondarily milk chocolate. A liquid dessert. It lives up to its name.

This will become a staple in my liquor cabinet.

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Photo of Moescody
4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Out of the bottle or On draft it doesn't matter, this beer is great not too heavy, not over the top in anyway its well balanced and Its even better used in a CAR BOMB!! despite the seemed "Lower Rating" for how great this beer is.

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Photo of macshaggy
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this porter. I never thought that Chocholate and Peanut Butter would be good flavors for a porter but I am wrong. The only thing that I've had a issue is that when pouring it doesn't have much of a head on it. A little bit more of a head could add to it. But overall its really good and I love it as a go to Winter beer.

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Photo of Alehorn
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark brown, near black; seemed cloudy. Two finger head that subsided somewhat quickly. Tasted of toasted grain and roasted peanut shells, nose was distinct peanut butter and some bittersweet chocolate and cold coffee. Pretty good beer, but I feel I wouldn't session this porter at all. Wouldn't most porters, but this is a pretty unique experience meant to be had once in a while. Woul recommend!

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Photo of drwatson32
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was delicious and I don't think that I have a great way of the year. I'm at the same thing to say I don't think that the two sides to the gym today.

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Photo of Dreizhen
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery Poured into a terrapin snifter. Multiple samples. Reviewing from notes.

Appearance: Dark, hazy, thin head that dissipates at a normal rate.

Smell: Peanut butter, hints of coco. Little malt. Very nice. Makes me think of a chocolate peanut butter milkshake.

Taste: Peanut butter up front, but fades into layers of chocolate and malt, which develop equally as the flavor profile progresses.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, almost creamy. Maybe a bit of the peanut butter milkshake carryover. A little carbonation, to boot.

Overall: One of my favorite porters. Makes a great desert beer but still quite drinkable in large amounts. Like all eight pours at the brewery tour. Multiple times.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

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Photo of cicirick
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

smell the peanut and the chocolate. light caramel taste, peanut in the middle and cocoa nib aftertaste. overall a solid porter that is very light on the caramel, peanut, and chocolate.

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Photo of TerjUGA
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
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

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Photo of Lordhelmit
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours a typical black porter color with teeny head. Head disappears quickly, I mean disappears too! Nose is of definite chocolate, dark fruit and hint of peanuts. Tastes like carbonated nutella, or releases beer. Incredible

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours a dark almost black color with a khaki colored 1 inch head on top that dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing down a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is excellent. The nose is pretty strong, with a chocolate roasty smell and a little peanutyness to it that reminds me of a reeses peanut butter cup.

Taste is just what you would expect from a chocolate peanut butter porter. You get the sweet roastyness from the chocolate malts that has a chocolate, coffee taste then a little peanut butter flavor rounds it out to give that desert feeling to it.

Mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side for such a dark flavorful beer. Carbonation was a little more than I thought it would have as well.

Overall, a really awesome beer! I really like this one but I must admit, I am a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter so when I seen this, I was excited to give it a try. This one has become my new favorite desert beer and I can see myself enjoying this pretty often.

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Photo of ordybill
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a unique aroma of cocoa, peanut butter and malts, nice.
Appearance- Damn near black in color and has a small tannish head.
Taste- A taste of malt with a chocolate backdrop. This is surprisingly good.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with a moderate of carbonation. Slightly oily texture.
Overall- 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.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out dark brown, almost black, with a thin frothed off-white head. Smells of Reese's peanut butter cups, peanut butter M&Ms and Butterfinger. Tastes more beer-like than the smell lead me to believe. Nice lightly toasted and roasted malt base highlighted by big nuttiness and complimentary chocolate. I get some tahini as well. Medium body with subdued carbonation. This is a perfect beer for someone who loves chocolate and peanut butter. Delicious.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
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 bubseymour
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking on 1/29/15 with Enjoy by date of 1/30/15.

The smell is fabulous. Nicely peanut butter goodness. I've had a few peanut butter stouts that didn't work for me at all. This one more that works but is incredibly balanced and flavorful. Nice chocolate, coffee, hop and peanut butter that is blended for a great mixture of flavor. Not nearly as ashy as the Wake and Bake. Sweet yet crisp finish. Body is a little light and I almost wish this brew was bigger, thicker and sweeter, but for how it is currently made, I think its still outstanding as/is. Enjoyed this one tremendously and highly recommend over many other more "faddish" titled peanut butter stouts out there (looking at you S.B.J).

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Photo of tmm313
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
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. 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

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Photo of smakawhat
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Creamed simple straightforward one finger head. Light coffee to tan brown, quite thin bubbles actually and managing to stay upright. A classic dark walnut brown body with some red highlights and a little bit of clarity to it underneath the cap. A bit small on the head creation, but otherwise fun.

That aroma just rips. It's ripping thick and truly creamy peanut butter. There's definitely a candy store corner action to it, but there's not much hint of anything else, no roast, or even chocolate, but it's a great one note wonder for what it is.

Palate delivers perfectly. Good notes of thick peanut richness. Aftertaste really hits the classic porter character. Light char, slightly toned down and a wonderful simple roast aftertaste. The mid palate forgoes chocolate notes strangely, and the peanut and nutty character really dominates, but without a lot of sugars or overpowering obvious slamming character. Nutty and airy, with a whisp of almost smoke and ash to match simple light porter character.

A real excellent example, if a bit light on the palate. Very fun beer that nails peanut nicely and just a fun beer to drink.

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Photo of papajohn56
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smell is just like opening a jar of peanut butter. Pours a dark brown with very little head that is tan in color. Taste starts off with a very strong flavor of dark chocolate and only hints of peanut butter on the finish. However, as the beer warms, the peanut butter taste truly begins to shine. I recommend drinking this beer only slightly cooler than room temperature.

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Photo of akrz47
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a darn good porter first and foremost. If you go in expecting a peanut butter bomb, you're wrong to do so. It's 6.1%. The PB is light, but noticeable for sure. It actually adds a lot to the porter character. Roasty, chocolatey, with that hint of peanut butter. A slight sweetness brings out the PB on the back tongue. Really just a great porter with a great extra kick. Something I'd sit and drink with a meal at a pub, and -- knowing nothing about it -- would have a pleasant surprise, and order another. Damn good for what it is.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.32/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of Dykemyster17
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This porter does not take itself to seriously and that is why I love it! The aroma of this beer is simply "World Class" and the taste may not be as good but its good. Fun beer.

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Photo of Zach136
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, best by 4th week of March 2015. Reviewed 11/10/14.

Appearance: Pitch black with a thin beige head, no lacing.

Aroma: In order of decreasing intensity, peanut, roastey malt, chocolate.

Flavor: More chocolate porter forward than the nose may have you believe. Light drinkable roast and chocolate up front, with a pretty strong peanut finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, moderate carbonation, pretty drinkable.

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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