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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Liquid BlissTerrapin Liquid Bliss

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TerjUGA on 11-13-2012)
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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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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light creamy fizzy head, fades almost instantly, very dark but bit of light coming through.

Nose nice peanut butter, roasted peanuts, bit of toasty and light powdered chocolate, light bready.

Taste is sticky syrupy sweet almost a mess of molasses sugar. Peanut butter again, light toasty nuts, very light watery powdered cocoa, light nutty and touch of bread. Thin but syrupy. Finish is dry but watery and light sticky, light bitterness and watery chocolate and but of peanut butter.

Mouth is med to thin bodied, decent but lighter carb.

Overall interesting to try, nice peanut butter flavors, but just way too thin and watery, and choc even tastes watered down, and it has that molasses sugar mess flavor which also adds a bit of meh.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 13:43:54 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Dark brown-black pour with a small mocha head that receded to a ringlet; minimal lacing. I wasn't aware that this was a peanut butter beer, but one sniff, and it was pretty obvious; otherwise, chocolate malts, and not much else. Dark malts in the taste, pretty sweet and not a lot of roastiness, toasted grains, again, the peanut butter comes through, not so much that it's right in your face. Body was just barely on the fuller side of medium, with a slightly chewy texture, lower carbonation. Quite good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 07:44:36 | More by Rifugium
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HopHead84

California

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2/02/2013

Thanks to Julian for the great extra. The beer sounds interesting. Snifter

A: Black with two fingers of light brown bubbly cream. Good retention.

S: Peanut butter, sugar cookie, and milk chocolate with some dark chocolate as well. There's a little vanilla and a touch of roast. Not unlike nutella.

T: Nutty milk and dark chocolate with a touch of molasses and just a little roast. There's a decided peanut presence throughout that's complimentary and makes things interesting. Low bitterness.

M: Upper medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy, sticky, and silky.

Overall: Well executed. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 04:47:01 | More by HopHead84
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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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avalon07

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of peanuts, malt, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of malt, chocolate, the advertised peanut butter, and light hops in the finish. Not a particularly bad flavor, but it isn't quite pushed far enough. Could have been better.

M: A below average amount of carbonation with a very smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This a beer that is better in concept than it is in execution. It has some good elements, but simply isn't quite there. Drinkable, but only just so.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 00:12:49 | More by avalon07
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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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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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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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oline73

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not quite as sweet as I expected. This is definitely a dark chocolate beer. Nice roast level but the peanut butter is too mild. The favors don't pop and there's no real peanut butter in the smell. I would have liked more intensity in flavor and a thicker mouthfeel. I'd pass in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 02:22:22 | More by oline73
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argock

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a Duvel tulip. No preshness date. Purchased at WIne Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $7.99.

A: Very dark brown with 1 finger of beige head with decent retention and one layer of lacing.

S: Aroma is pretty absent although there is some mild nutty and fudgy chocolate aromas. Not much for malts, definitely no hops.

T: The flavor is pretty so-so on both the chocolate and peanut butter accounts. If you are expecting strong flavors of either, you are not going to find them here. This beer is pretty bland with some subtle nutty flavors and a one-dimensional milk chocolate component that is blaze. No other real malt flavors.

M: Decent smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation and light-medium body.

O: A pretty underwhelming attempt at putting nutty and chocolate into a beer. While I am glad they didn't go overboard and try to supplement with artificial flavoring, Liquid Bliss is very low on flavor intensity and flavor overall. Sorry Terrapin -- this one is not a good SIde Project.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 05:32:02 | More by argock
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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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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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Chaney

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in an Olde Hickory shaped-glass.

A: Poured about as dark a brown as possible without it being totally noir. The head was rather anemic... maybe 1/10 of a head or so.

S: Actually, it smelled like your average, run-of-the-mill porter... minus the roast. Very faint and not very memorable.

T: Okay, I definitely got the peanut now. This is basically a standard porter, but in place of the roast, peanuts are use. Sounds kinda cool on paper, but the flavor left more to be desired. This reminds me of DuClaw's HERO porter, only that one is much better.

M: Here is where the brew really falters: This was painfully thin, approaching novice homebrew territory even. Seriously, this was about as thin as a dark brew gets. No booze detected, very low carbonation, but who cares?

O: When Terrapin is on, they're really on (Anniversary Shmaltz brown ale collaboration), but when they're off, you might as well hang it up. Sigh...

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 01:17:12 | More by Chaney
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanx Damian74Shensky:

Into a nonic:

A: dark brown/black body yielding a two finger off-white head, slowly dies leaving slightly spider web foamy lacing in the wake

S: peanut butter, light chocolate, slight coffee as it warms

T: sweet through the chocolate and roasted peanuts takes a second place

M: light to medium, borderline watery yet still smooth, dry sweet aftertaste, sticky bitter finish

O: I never thought peanut butter could be done in any beer, this isn't bad, though I smelled peanut butter but tasted roasted peanuts says that this is interesting stuff, maybe not something I'd seek out again, but hey, I might have to pursue the idea of how well its done in other beers ...???

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 17:46:16 | More by BeerKangaroo
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wedge

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty black in color with some caramel highlights and a moderate, creamy tan head. Definitely some peanuts in the aroma along with cocoa, dark fruity esters, and a hint of coffee beans. More of the peanut butter thing going on in the flavor...creamy, smooth, chocolaty sweetness, hardly any roast, more dark fruit. Smooth medium body. I eat quite a lot of peanut butter and while it doesn't hit the spot as well as I'd hoped, this is still pretty satisfying. I wish the chocolate malt dominated a little more though...

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 00:11:47 | More by wedge
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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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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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HardTarget

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cola dark black glass, has a little transparency at the edges that show some clear white light that highlights the tight thin halo or bubbles. The head died off pretty quickly, often an issue with beers that try fatty flavors (peanut here).

Smell: I started too cold, but it's giving me some chocolate stout whiffs. Chocolate is sweet but evaporates in a light alcohol vapor.

Taste: The dry porter base is a solid beer, no flaws, is slightly sweet with a rich malt flavor. The chocolate note is like Hershey's syrup but dries out with a astringently dry finish that leaves it a bit powdery. There's a big peanut on the label, but I'm missing it here in the flavor. Can't say as I've had a peanut beer before, but I just don't taste it. What is here is a solid porter with a nice chocolate flavor. The cola soda color thing has me tasting some of that too.

Mouthfeel: Light body, slick texture, dry finish. Carb level is a bit low for my tastes, but within range for a porter.

Overall: Yum! My main beef is that it's a little lifeless in the feel. Taste is chocolate goodness, but a bit sweet for the full bomber. Makes it a good one to share, or sip slow, which the carb issue becomes more of a factor with.
Cheers to Terrapin and their side projects, I'll take all I can get.
Thanks to Illudium for the beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 22:58:47 | More by HardTarget
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

After avoiding the last half-dozen or so Side Projects due to my lack of interest in their styles, I was so excited when I heard that this one, a peanut butter chocolate Porter, would be their next release. I picked up a bottle as soon as it hit my local shop.

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Drank this one alone. Pours a deep dark impenetrable black with a thin beige head. I can hear this one fizzle and pop away, and before I know it, there isn't a trace of lace left. Underwhelming nose - chocolate, dry husky grains, and a bit of molasses. I expected a bit more potency.

After watching the frothy head dissipate so quickly, I thought this was going to be a bubbly mess. But really, this has such a pleasant creamy feel, and a perfect silky finish. They really nailed the mouth feel on this one. The flavor profile, unfortunately, also leaves me wanting. A good milky chocolate flavor starts this off, but sadly, also holds up the middle, and then closes it out. The PB presence, if any, is faintly noted in the aftertaste. I expected and wished for more PB flavor, but alas, I am let down. They really pulled off the chocolate part of the equation, but fell short on the PB part, which I think intrigued most people into buying this. I can get a chocolate-based Porter any day, so this really isn't anything special.

A decent beer, but it doesn't deliver as advertised.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 01:27:20 | More by Onenote81
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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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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

The body sits a dark brown, near black with a tan head that falls quickly. No lacing left behind whatsoever. I let this warm up to room temp to try and get the peanut butter to pop. A thick layer of dark chocolate with some lactic sweetness. Peanut butter is extremely muted. On the palate, layers of dark chocolate and lactic sweetness roll over the tongue. Peanut butter comes through a little bit, but is still faint. I get more of a salty peanut shell flavor than true peanut butter. Smooth, creamy feel, medium body. Low carbonation. Good feel overall. A bit of lingering bittersweet chocolate. This is a nice porter, but doesn't hit on the advertised flavors in the way I was hoping.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 02:27:15 | More by ColForbinBC
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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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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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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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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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