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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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85
very good

179 Reviews
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Reviews: 179
Hads: 1,214
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 65
Gots: 307 | 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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Reviews: 179 | Hads: 1,214
Photo of apokatastasis
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (996 characters)

Photo of HopBomb515
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (544 characters)

Photo of pugbutter
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
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. (634 characters)

Photo of gopens44
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (635 characters)

Photo of drwatson32
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
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. (153 characters)

Photo of Antc2382
2.79/5  rDev -26.2%
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. (419 characters)

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 (266 characters)

Photo of goochpunch
4.46/5  rDev +18%
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. (461 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
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". (1,451 characters)

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (162 characters)

Photo of ordybill
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
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. (646 characters)

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I ordered this bottled last night and when I poured it there was zero head and the lacing was non-existent. Anyone else have this experience or can I blame the bar for poor storage? (181 characters)

Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black in glass with about a finger of rich tan head. Peanut butter dominates the nose with a hint of chocolate. A complex and balanced flavor profile with rich malt and chocolate notes. Peanut butter lingers in the background nicely. Medium bodied and not overly sweet. This beer exceeded my expectations and is an interesting twist on the porter style. (359 characters)

Photo of mothmanscott
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Terrapin Liquid Bliss "Peanut Butter Porter". Pours such a clear deep brown that it appears tar black, producing barely 2 fingers of light mocha, somewhat lasting, frothy head that leaves thin streaks & webs of lace. Nose is dark roasted malt, chocolate milk, peanut butter, caramel, vanilla, butter, heavily creamed coffee & a hint of smoke. Taste is dark, deeply roasted malts, peanut butter cookies dipped in dark chocolate, Nestle' Quik & heavily creamed coffee with butter in the finish. It has an overall flavor reminiscent of a bite of fudge ripple ice cream in a deeply bready cone. Aftertaste is burnt coffee & peanuts in a lightly bitter note & a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied, low-moderate carbonation, slick, oily & a little chewy. (761 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

how uncommon is this? a peanut butter porter! although i have seen many attempts, this might be the only one i would drink again, its delicious. man it must be hard to use that ingredient in a beer, not just because of its texture, but because of its fat content, not water soluble right? so how do you do it? its awesome. i also like that its subtle, i mean, this is a rich roasty porter before its a peanut butter beer, and i love that aspect. the peanut butter is almost faint in the nose, and a little more forward in the flavor, but still nowhere near over the top. it adds a fitting nuttiness that works with both the grains and the yeast, and there is a bitter roast to this that cuts any sweetness that might be present from the peanut butter. what i think i like the most, in addition to all the layers going on with the flavor, is the texture. its silky smooth, not greasy or oily or sticky or sweet or any of the feels i usually think about with peanut butter, so thats awesome, and i score it highly there not because i love the way it feels necessarily, its not that different from other good porters, but because it is none of those feels that would be out of place in a beer. fun fun beer, i could even have a few of them. so keen to try the banana edition. (1,272 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drinks thin and watery with cocoa and peanut butter flavor that doesn't,t marry all that well. What even is essence of peanuts, according to the website.
The porter aspect is missing like mouthfeel and maltiness that is common to many porters. (243 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance Black bodied beer with a light khaki head that is short but creamy. There is some traces of lacing, and the head fades to a very thin layer rather quickly.

Aroma: There is a peanut-like aroma...I'd say it's pretty close to smelling a jar of peanut butter. It smells nice but that's the only thing I pick up.

Taste: There is a very mellow peanut flavor here but I'm not picking up any chocolate. It's important to note that the label says "chocolate peanut butter porter." Chocolate is listed first but it doesn't show up to this party. There is a bit of a woody aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It has a pretty good mouthfeel. I wouldn't say it's a completely full bodied beer but it's close to full. It is pretty smooth and easy enough to drink.

Overall: It was a decent beer but I wouldn't call it liquid bliss. If you're really into peanut butter I think you'd enjoy this beer. It has a good peanut flavor. If you are a chocolate lover I think you would be disappointed. The porter (just the beer) is average at best. (1,025 characters)

Photo of macshaggy
4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
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. (335 characters)

Photo of Maltyduo
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome unexpected porter. Easily drinkable has everything you expect with notes of peanut butter in nose and taste. Subtle enough not to overpower and just enough hop bitterness to complement all that flavor. (209 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a half inch mocha head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells intoxicatingly of real peanut butter and chocolate, roasted nuts, a little bit of coffee, and roasted malt.

I generally think peanut butter beers are gimmicky, but this one is done well. The peanut butter is well integrated and tasty, with a good bitter roastiness to offset the sweetness, a good amount of dark chocolate, and roasted malt.

This is medium bodied, but thick enough for the ABV. Low carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

One of the better peanut beers that I've had. (640 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Average appearance, aroma is great. Lots of roasted malt and peanut butter and cashew.
Flavor is initially decent, but gets real thin fast, watery and bitter. (158 characters)

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly sweet darker ale with a wine like texture and quickly disappearing head. I appreciate a beer like this that doesn't over emphasize the flavors they're trying to get across on the label. (195 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When the day is long, the emotions are stirred and the frustrations are high; there's that one point where you can sleep on all that tarnish, or you can wash it all away in a single sip. That's what Terrapin's Liquid Bliss does.

Either the darkest of brown or the dimmest of black, the dark beer straddles the hues of both porter and stout yet casting a creamy froth of mocha-stained foam. Once the nose nestles inside the glass, the muscles relax as dark chocolate, coffee and hot cocoa begin to caress the senses. Absolute decadence slathers over the tastebuds with the milk chocolate flavors that only malt and cocoa can produce.

Its silky smooth taste and texture creep onto the middle where velvet and cream reside. Its taste of heavy cream and slightly cooked caramels are laden with delightful chocolate, vanilla and smooth cold-press coffee. Then once the flavors begin to subside, another flavor enters stage right with the roasted nutty sweetness of peanut butter. Where the beer leads with stout influence up to now, the late flavors are equal parts chocolate and peanut, seemingly of the reese cup variety.

While the beer's finish with its stout stature firmly intact, its obvious cocoa, coffee and cream ensures such. However, the medium-full beer keeps such velvety touch and that peanut secondary character to allow the finish of peanut butter cup lingering long after the bulk of taste closes. (1,412 characters)

Photo of bubseymour
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
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). (704 characters)

Photo of MatthewSDraper
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had really high hopes for this beer and maybe that is why I was disappointed. The peanut flavor was pretty overpowering at first and definitely took some palate calibration to get used to. It didn't finish very cleanly and had the peanut flavor lingering too long in my opinion. Still an all around good beer, so don't get me wrong. Just not my favorite, but something worth trying for yourself for sure. (406 characters)

Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.