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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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194 Reviews
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Reviews: 194
Hads: 1,271
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 29.82%
Wants: 67
Gots: 330 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 194 | Hads: 1,271
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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Photo of bongobeer
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow, nice surprise! good looking dark porter with a tan head and it smells great...Reese's Peanut butter cup? but the taste is that of a solid roasty porter, p.b. is not too much.

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

picked up a 12 pack sampler in PA enjoyed from the 22oz mega terrapin snifter. classic porter looks but nose and taste is straight up snickers. boom pow. gets better as it warms as u would expect. solid solid.

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Photo of Baab200
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a snifter. Quickly loses its head. Smell gives hints of sweetness and roasted peanuts. An easy drink as it is a little thin and watery. However it has some good flavor and a nice balance between bitter and sweet.

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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 frozyn
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black or very dark brown with a finger sized cream colored head. Peanut butter is immediate on the nose. Malty sweetness behind, a bit disjointed in my mind. Muted chocolate on first sip, peanut butter shows up as an aftertaste. As it warmed up, the peanut butter became more prevalent and pleasing to my peanut butter loving palate. Not as strong flavors as I hoped. The feel is a bit thin, but still pleasing. A tasty porter, but not anything fantastic.

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

L: dark, black, no head or carbonation

S: roasty malts, peanuts.

T/F: roasty, slight peanut butter Subtle chocolate. Sweet, real sweet. roasted malt, some hops, not to balanced. Smooth, sticky.

O: was ok, couldn't drink to many I'm one sitting, might consider buying again after trying other peanut butter chocolate beers.

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Photo of maximum12
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thebouch01 for sending me this. I mean, peanut butter, chocolate, beer? Where do I sign up? 12 oz. bottle with typical teen-age comic label glaring at me from across the room.

Pours like a porter black, dense. The nose is straight peanuts, no salt. There’s probably some malts or something under there, but the peanuts are too thick to find them. I like peanuts.

Liquid Bliss doesn’t live up to the promise of delight. If I wasn’t paying much attention, I might say this was a pretty good straight-up porter with a decent roasty edge. The Reese’s peanut butter cup only sneaks up in the aftertaste. Subtle chocolate…no shit, there’s a Reese’s ad on TV right now. Anyways, subtle chocolate & the peanut butter arrives about twenty seconds after the sip & then sticks in the back of the throat, just like a wad of real PB. It’s a fascinating aftertaste. Sweet. I’m not sure how much of this I could drink, but I’ll be happy to find out.

I wish the PB/C was stronger, but I always wish that. Still a good. solid beer.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not objectionable, I guess, but I'd never buy it again. For this style, I'd rather be drinking Sweet Baby Jesus (and that's not a favorite either). Weird sweet-plasticky aftertaste-- like how my old Strawberry Shortcake dolls used to smell. Not offensive, but not what I want in my beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, peanut butter and roasted malts

T: The taste starts out with the peanut butter and chocolate flavors which remain dominant throughout. Then a hearty roasted malt character quickly follows along with some creaminess. The hops presence is extremely mild as you would expect but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good variation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the peanut butter flavor.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As a sucker for novelty-type beer I was happy to find/try this. Certainly better than some others of this genre--the Duclaw version coming immediately to mind--but at the end of the day, not very memorable or something I'd seek out again. There was some choco in the nose--perhaps some nut as well. No head or lacing to speak of. Got a little choconut-flavor / residual sweetness upfront that turned into a somewhat bitter finish. Did have a pretty full/creamy mouthfeel. Came off a bit like a so-so milk stout for me personally.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peanut butter, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts up front, peanut butter at the finish, some light notes of chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but I was hoping for a little more peanut butter and chocolate.

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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 apokatastasis
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Entirely opaque dark brown liquid with a thin off-white head, exactly what this style should be.

Aroma: I was skeptical of if this beer would live up to its name but the aroma IS actual bliss. This smells exactly like chocolate peanut butter, with some rich roastiness. I'd almost rather just smell it than drink it.

Taste: Much more rich roasted malts in the taste than in the nose. The chocolate peanut butter is somewhat in the background. I actually wish these flavours were more in the forefront, but I do have to congratulate Terrapin for not loading the brew up with cheap syrups and artificial flavouring.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation, little viscosity. It could be a little thin at times, but it is not really noticeable.

Overall: This is an interesting beer, that manages to meld a fantastic aroma and an acceptable beer. It's worth it once just for the smell alone. Definite recommendation to fans of porters or Reese's.

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Photo of HopBomb515
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a tan head that faded quick but left behind some lacing. Milk chocolate and peanuts, very peanut butter cup like aroma which surprised me in a good way. Little roast and smoke in the aroma as it warmed. Taste is sweeter up front bringing a milk chocolate quality, peanut, slight char and roast. Start sweet and bitters up a touch at the end. Creamy feel but a bit more body would be welcomed here. Overall I thought this was decent. I've never really had a beer from this company I liked but I'd consider this the first.

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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 gopens44
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark and opaque with a fleeting cream colored head that yielded great lacing and just a little fizz about the top. Nose is immediately chocolate that fades into a more malty design. Taste is similar to the nose as it hits quick with chocolate but slowly fades to a more bitter offering that loses most of the sweetness but never really loses the chocolate. Like bitter dark chocolate. Not too much peanut butter, if any at all that I can detect. Finishes quite bitter but oddly, unlike the travels of the taste, it finishes with a cloying sweetness. Thin, slightly crisp. Taste is not bad at all, but lacks a little depth in the body.

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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 Antc2382
2.79/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Personally, I feel that Duclaw's Sweet Baby Jesus is so much better than this. Look- opaque, slight dark tan rim. Smell- somewhat weak, bitter chocolate. Taste- bitter dark chocolate, don't get a ton of peanut butter here. It all tastes a little fake. Very malt forward. Little to no sweetness. Feel- not as creamy as I would have liked. My advice, go with Sweet Baby Jesus for a superior chocolate peanut butter stout.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black with a off white head. good retention and lacing.

the nose is dominated by peanut butter with a bit of roasted maltiness. taste is much lighter on the peanut butter than the nose - a nice subtle blend. subtle notes of chocolate and roasted malt as well

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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 NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin "Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "3.1.2015 14323.324"

Well it looks like I'm just under the wire for the "BEST IF ENJOYED BY" date on this one. I don't notice any oxidation or find any flaws.

I'm surprised that this beer has so many negative reviews, and so many very good reviews. It must be the "style", or perhaps a misunderstanding of what it is. Regardless, it must have done well enough that Terrapin took it from one of their "Side Project" beers into full time production.

Personally I think this is one of the best peanut butter beers on the market (although it actually uses a peanut extract). There's enough PB that you get it clearly in the nose, and clearly in the flavor, but then it becomes just another component (nutty) as the chocolatey malt steps forward. So perhaps it's too sweet for some, and I could agree with that if it was a standard porter, or maybe even just a "chocolate porter", but as a "chocolate peanut butter porter" you kind of have to expect that it's a little sweet. And yet it's not quite a full-on dessert beer - you can drink one of these and not find it cloying. So I guess it's one of those beers that you either like or don't like because you can't really argue that it's not to style. If you found a defect, that would be one thing, but as it's currently designated, as long as it roughly fits into the "porter" guidelines... "all's fair in love and war".

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid sweetness. Had as a dessert beer. 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Enjoy by date of 4-22-15. Chocolate-y with some peanut butter in the finish.

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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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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.