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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

212 Reviews
THE BROS
73
okay

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Reviews: 212
Hads: 1,398
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 30.34%
Wants: 72
Gots: 358 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

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 NastyNorseman
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't know if it was reading that there are natural and artificial flavorings added that turned me off from the beginning, but my experience with this brew left me wanting more. The peanut butter flavoring seemed to be the artificial part as it fully enveloped the porter. The color was dark and inviting and the feel smooth, but I couldn't get past the unusual peanuty flavor that seemed too forceful. I was expected subtle hints of salty, earthy, peanuts, but this brew seems to incorporate JIF instead

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Photo of crisis1290
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yummy. If you like peanut butter cups, this bad boy might be the right pick for you. The picture of the beer is out dated btw. The smell is amazing. As soon as the bottle is cracked open , it hits you. A roasted malt flavor, with a blend of the peanut butter and milk chocolate. Perfect amount of carbonation. If it has any more, it would be just wrong . Nice job guys ! Props to Terrapin ! A great beer from a great brewery ! One of my new faves for sure.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SRM 35 (dark brown) while pouring. Black while resting in a Dogfish Head snifter. A slight, fine, khaki head quickly dissipates, leaving spotty lace.

Roasted peanuts and light chocolate lend this an aroma strikingly similar to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The aroma profile is well done, but relies entirely on that single note.

The flavor clearly puts a check in the boxes for black coffee and dark chocolate, but falls short of the peanuts. Deep roasted malt and accompanying bitterness is pleasant as it lingers far into a long finish. Warmth neither adds nor detracts from this experience. Nut skin is about the only flavor I detected from the peanuts.

A slightly woolly texture accentuates the medium-to-full body. Prickly carbonation lifts an unwelcome astringency after a few sips. Alcohol is as expected in this relatively dry Porter.

As an occasional beer, Liquid Bliss is fun and enjoyable. I extend thanks to Wayne for this and the other three bottles that came with it.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in a Rastal Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on December 30, 2015. Look is dark brown with a tan head and good lacing. Smell is peanut butter, cocoa and roasted malt aromas. Taste is sweet and salty peanut butter, cocoa nibs and dark roasted malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with a smooth finish.

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Photo of PaisleyE
2.34/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is my first review, so forgive my lack of descriptions. The smell is ok. I'm not sure yet how to compare smells, but the taste is definitely poor and average to me. Imagine Bud Light in Porter form.

If you're looking for a flavorful chocolate peanut butter Porter, try Horny Goat's Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/26/15 notes. 12 oz bottle into a tulip, bottle date of 02/21/16.

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Awesome nose; peanut butter nose, roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate in the taste. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a good beer; loved the nose, hit exactly what I'd want it to smell like.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a single into a nonic. Tar black with a thin khaki crown that is gone in a minute, no lacing. Very peanuts and a little chocolate and roast on the nose. The taste just doesn't fit the smell.
Peanut butter, yes, but also some off notes.

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Photo of nflowers
1.52/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This beer looks good from afar, but it is far from good. The taste is all extract-y, and not what you would expect of a peanut butter beer. It goes down easily enough, but leaves an oily slick in your throat that is unpleasant at best. Do not recommend. There are better peanut butter beers out there.

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Photo of Myotus
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (enjoy by 06May16) into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 08Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of khaki foam that dissipates into a line after 1 minute. Black in color with an orange tint. Rising bubbles are small in size and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of peanut butter entangle with mild aromas of sweet chocolate, and hints of spicy hops and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: Mild peanut butter and roasted malt flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by subtle sweet chocolate flavors. Subtle spicy hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Very light-bodied (feels like I'm drinking water) and subtly carbonated (okay, feels like I'm drinking subtly carbonated water). Goes down smooth. Finishes with a subtle dryness.
NOTE: Whatever artificial flavors were added to this beer as the label says, couldn't be separated from the natural flavors. This was a good beer that could of been great if the bitterness from the roasted malts were toned down. I was expecting a near-cloyingness to this brew, which I personally love.

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Photo of thefreakinjman
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12ozB, Best by 04/17/16, Enjoyed 12/03/15

A: dark brown with foamy khaki head

S: sweet smell of chocolate, fresh roasted peanuts,

T: roasted malts, hint of bitter chocolate then slight nuttyness,

M: medium, doesn't lay it thick on the tongue

O: The initial aroma is amazing sweet smell of peanuts and chocolate. Like a favorite peanut butter cup. After tasting I get roasted malts, hints of chocolate with a slight bit of nuttyness, back to roasted. Unfortunately the taste dissipates quickly. Its good for the brewery because you want to keep tasting it, but bad as the drinker because you don't get to dwell on the peanut or chocolate flavors for long. Good roasted porter base.

My GF w/celiac review:
"Smells nice. I don't smell peanuts. Smells like your coffee ones. The foam is sparkly though. Like really glittery. Its a very pretty beer."

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Photo of leantom
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer. Not perfect, but it's still OK.

On a side note, I have to thank the gentleman in front of me in line for the Bourbon County release for sharing this beer with me. I don't know your name, but thank you.

A: Alright. Black but very ruby-colored when held up to a light. Head is small and lacing is pretty non-existent. Just OK.

S: Peanut butter with some raspberry and jelly. Interesting, but not exactly my cup of tea.

T: Follows the nose. Peanuts, jelly, raspberry, grapes, etc. Mixture of peanut butter and sweet sugar.

F: Too light. Very thin.

O: An OK beer.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with light brown hues along the sides of the glass. A light mocha colored head appears and rides off into the sunset allowing a light lacing to grace the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice sweet to roasty blend of the peanut butter to the milk chocolate. Warm and inviting.
The taste, again was balanced nice between the roast and the sweet transposing this into the aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionable feel to it. The sweet and the roast come together to give off a slight creamy roastiness to it.
Overall, while the peanut butter and the roasty portions of the beer come together very nicely. Somehow, I always think Springhouse's version is the best one of this. Still, I'd have this again.

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Photo of holtonwes
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Look: Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. Dark brown lovely color. Almost black. 2 finger tan head that is fairly persistant with nice lacing

Smell: Fresh peanuts, dark chocolate, roasted malt, hint of hops

Taste: Right of the bat, a lot of bitterness from the hops, but then the peanut butter hits you. Very much like fresh ground peanuts from the nose. Finishes with a lovely very dark chocolate bitterness that stay with you for a while

Feel: Medium body, very pleasnt, Expected it to be a little heavier.

Overall; Absolutely delicious. I was a little afraid that this would be overpoweringly sweet, but this is one of my favorites. Great work Terrapin!

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Photo of poetpowr
2.62/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The chocolate is the prominent taste feature here. The peanut butter flavor didn't really stand out if really at all. The look of the porter was good.

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Photo of tigg924
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque, dark brown, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is English brown ale, toffee, light chocolate, and a decent peanut kick. Nice creaminess at the end. Really good dessert beer. I prefer DuClaw's peanut butter beer better, but this one is very good. I would certainly pick this one up again.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body with cherry highlights, leaving blotchy lacing and a little layer of retention.

Aromas of cocoa powder, somewhat artificial peanuts, peanut butter, toffee. Taste is milk chocolate and a light nutty peanut butter taste, cocoa powder and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is somewhat lacking, a little think with medium carbonation.

A peanut butter porter should have either heavier body or more peanut butter flavor, or both. Mediocre, not bad but not awesome.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

“Natural and artificial flavors”, hmmph. Not a great beginning to this, another attempt at a “chocolate peanut butter porter”. I’m ever hopeful some brewery is going to adequately capture the palate joy that is a Reese’s, but I know it’s also a tall task.

Appearance: Pretty much pours black, with only a hint of ruddy ruby. No lace to speak of, either.

Aroma: Some bittersweet cocoa, and a touch of saltiness. Not bad.

Taste: Odd and off, with some of the bittersweet cocoa and the peanut butter saltiness, but the overall palate sensation isn’t all there. It’s drinkable, but doesn’t contain the right balance and feel of the chocolate and peanut butter melding as I’d hoped for. I expect pretty solid beers from the dependable Terrapin, but this one doesn’t quite make it.

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Photo of egrapplesberg
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in the variety pack. Best before 12.3.15. Poured into New Belgium snifter. Pitch black with tan frothy 2 inch head that has think bubbly surface. Fades slowly not leaving lace but as I drink lace is retained against the glass. Smell is reeses. Despite the strong scent of chocolate and peanut butter the taste is not as forward. Very mild and drinkable. Not as creamy as expected either. Good beer, would love to try aged a year or two. Cheers!

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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 CalebM
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured quickly from a bottle, with dated expiration in early December.

Look: solid black (in a dimly lit setting, mind you) with practically no head. Would-be lacing moves down with the glass very quickly. Interesting.
Smell: Oh, the peanut butter! I wasn't sure what I expected coming into this. The smooth chocolate is there, but I'm gushing over how strongly the peanut butter is coming through
Taste: Considering what this felt like on the nose, surprised to not get more peanut butter up front, but it is quite present in the aftertaste. Chocolate like I've witnessed in many brown ales before. This is for desert, but it's drinkably sweet. I quite like it.
Feel: There's a thickness to this that's appropriate on account of the chocolate peanut butter. Carbonation is solid; any more would be a mistake.
Overall: If you enjoy delicious porters and the occasional desert beer, this is for you. It's sweet, peanut buttery, chocolate-y like a bowl of Reese's Puffs--but, it's a pretty damn elegant brew. I want to try this on tap.

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Photo of Suezotiger
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looked great in the glass, very dark brown with a caramel colored head that dissipated over a few minutes. Smell of chocolate and slight smell of peanut. Taste was nearly the same, dark malt, chocolate, and the peanut was most noticeable in the finish. Very nice to drink after dinner as more of a dessert substitute, might not pair well with food. Also not overly sweet for a beer of this variety

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Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar, but when held up to the light the corners of the glass are clear and dark red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peanut butter are present in the nose along with notes of of chocolate. It kind of smells like a Snickers bar.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has little in the way of sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that a chocolate peanut butter Porter might be heavy, but this does a pretty good job at having a mouthfeel that is true to the style and isn't heavy.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap

Pours a nice black with a tan head which looks exactly like you would hope a chocolate peanut butter stout to look like. Smell is very faint, smells nutty and sweet chocolate. Taste's great! A very nice milk chocolate taste, with a slight bitterness that leads into a sweet nutty flavor. Peanut butter is tough to incorporate and make it's presence felt, but Terrapin does a great job with this bubbly, smooth treat.

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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 Buschyfor3
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter

A: Deep, chestnut brown; opaque but not as imposing in visual presence as a stout; light, sandy colored head that bubbles to about a finger-thick depth on a vigorous pour but recedes to a small collar; soapy patches of lacing.

S: All peanut butter, as advertised; this has that sweet, slightly salty and unmistakably nutty aroma - like opening a can of Jif and inhaling deeply; many dessert beers aim to replicate a certain aroma or flavor, and Terrapin has got it nailed; searching deeper, there are also notes of cocoa, lightly roasted malts, and toasted bread.

T: Peanut butter comes through on the front end, with a richly roasted nutty flavor showcasing sweet creaminess and a nice touch of saltiness; mid sip the cocoa steps up, like bittersweet baker's cocoa with a slightly bitter edge to complement the sweetness; the chocolate peanut butter combo works well, but really shines through once the glass warms up - you really get that nice salty-sweet interplay; finish is slightly drying, with a strong nutty flavor overlaying lingering hints of cocoa, roasted malt and a nice toasted bread note.

M: medium-bodied slickness but not thick; seems appropriate for the style.

O: A solid, well-executed dessert-like porter from Terrapin that delivers a nice balance between sweet and nutty/toasted flavors. I'm generally more of a fan of stouts but this porter straddles the line between the two styles and does a good job capturing the flavors the brewers set out to showcase. Quite drinkable to boot - makes for an enjoyable session.

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.