Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company
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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
3.38/5 rDev -10.3%
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is two fingers high, and lighter tan in shade. Retention is fairly decent. The creamy texture leaves behind webbed lacing on the glass. (3.5)
Smell: Oh yeah, this smells great. Tons of milk chocolate, tons of roasted nuts, lesser dark chocolate, lesser general roast, and a goodly amount of hazelnut. These kinds of beers are always the same: killer on the nose, meh on the taste buds. I anticipate the same deal here, but wow does it smell great anyways. (4.25)
Taste: Aye, it's a definite step down. It opens up nicely with dark chocolate flavor, while the back end is loaded with notes of roast, nuts, and roasted nuts. I'm definitely getting a hazelnut vibe, albeit an artificial one. And therein lies the problem: it blatantly has a chemical tone to it. At least the gist of this beer (chocolate and peanut butter) is shown off nicely. (3)
Mouthfeel: Rather thin for the style, with decent carbonation poking through the semi-creamy body. As such, it goes down easily, even with the sweet linger. (3.5)
Overall: I could just smell this all day. Tasting it, though, is a different matter entirely. It's EXACTLY the way I anticipated it to be: smells awesome, tastes meh. This has a definite mainstream appeal, so I can't be too hard on it. (3.25)
3.38/5: Worth a try, just don't expect it to taste like it smells
08-19-2014 20:11:54 | More by ThisWangsChung
Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.