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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 38
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
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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Beerandboards

New Mexico

3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a pint

I drank this over two sittings. First one, I had the beer at cellar temp, ~50 degrees. Didnt chill it, poured about a 4oz pour. Hated it. Finished the pour and thought very seriously about drain pouring. However, I've never drain poured a craft beer. I basically refuse to do it. I've only disliked one other beer this badly before (hint it tastes like raspberry white wine and everyone frikiNG loves it...) Anyway, as I did with the prior instance, I put a wine cap on the bottle and put it in the fridge. Letting the beer oxidize in the fridge for 24hrs, sometimes it helps...

I took it out of the fridge tonight, a day later, and its much much better. Review is based on tonight's experience

A - Looks quite standard. Brown/black, tan loose foam, produces an inch or so of head that dissipates quite quickly.

S - A good amount of roasty peanuts. Some chocolate. Not much else. I want to give it a higher rating, because it really does hit the target quite well. Peanuts and chocolate. At the same time, its a novelty. There's no "peanut beer" style, if there were, this would be a 4.5. But, its a porter, so 3.

T - Hits the target really well. Peanuts and chocolate. Not super chewy or pronounced flavors of either one, but I'm not sure how you could really get a thick presentation of peanuts in a beer. The chocolate is a little thin, but comes through in the front, the peanut is more of an aftertaste almost. Think, you just at 2-3 dry roasted peanuts and then took a tiny sip of a Guinness. As a normal beer, this would be a 3-2.5, however, it really does do a good presentation of the peanut and chocolate. Its not really a combo that does well in beer, but this does about as good a job as could be, I gave it a 4 just because I dont know that you could do this a lot better.

M - Maybe if it were thicker, this would be better. In my mind, this would be a super thick, like Marshal Zubkov type thickness. If you could get these flavors in that thickness, I think it could be quite awesome. As it, thin, bubbly, meh.

O - Glad to try it. Would buy it again to share with beer geek buddies just to stretch, but would not buy it for myself.

M

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:42:10 | More by Beerandboards
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stobliss

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-18-2013 06:21:26 | More by stobliss
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-16-2013 10:36:32 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-12-2013 05:39:49 | More by bcsbeer
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Very dark brown, but not quite opaque, with a one-finger tan head that quickly fades to a layer of foam. Low visible carbonation.

S: Big coffee, sweet and salty, with dark cacao and a bit of hop bitterness.

T: Ah, here's some peanut in the beer. Peanuts and cacao, sweet coffee, lactose creaminess, just a bit metallic, and slight hop bitterness.

M: A thin body for porter, good amount of carbonation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O: Interesting beer. Nothing I'd pick up all the time, but glad to have tried it once. I think the flavors profile desired might have been better expressed as a stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 02:37:06 | More by macrosmatic
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-10-2013 05:55:15 | More by Danny1217
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-09-2013 22:56:47 | More by st9647v3
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-08-2013 10:38:16 | More by beernads
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MrVonzipper

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-05-2013 03:33:47 | More by MrVonzipper
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gpawned

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-04-2013 05:42:07 | More by gpawned
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown-black tone. Ruby around the edges in the sunlight. Beautiful creamy head, picture perfect porter
Smell is upfront Peanut butter/chocolate.Many complaints I've read were the aroma is more of roasted peanuts than PB, but I've let my bottle age a few months.
Peanut butter, chocolate, cookies, Reese Cup, Nutella, coffee...all in one whiff..wow
Flavor is amazing! Reese cup, nutella, cookie again all mixed with a silky mouthfeel. A stout would have been too heavy to allow all flavors to showcase themselves.Terrapin made a good call by making this mixture into a porter.
Mouthfeel is medium, allowing the peanut butter chocolate blend to really shine through, finishing lighter with a lingering finish of Reese's on the palate.
Well executed,well balanced, anyone that can make something like Wake-n-bake can pull this off.
For what they were going for, they did a great job.
Let those bottles sit a minute before opening

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 18:46:37 | More by czfreeman
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HopHead84

California

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a dark brown with a two finger dark tan head that quickly fades and leaves a thin layer across the top of the beer. Eh, the head was gone pretty fast...blah, but to be expected

S- a lot of peanuts come through in the nose...not peanut butter mind you, but peanuts, of the boiled variety. Not getting any chocolate to speak of. Eh....

T- as it warms, I get more of the chocolate than initially when it was cold...as for the peanut butter, it comes across more as a peanut taste than the sweetness you'd expect from the peanut butter. Not sure it delivers like I'd expect

M- medium bodied, on the thicker side.

O- not a bad beer, but I've had better chocolate peanut butter beers lately. This falls short.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 02:15:48 | More by bigfnjoe
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-02-2013 05:00:08 | More by thebouch01
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains a bit before soon fading to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Slippery non-resilient lacing slides down the glass. Not after too long, the foam decreases to just a paper-thin ring around the glass's edge and zero on the surface

S- Heavy milk chocolate with a faint peanut smell trailing behind. Also some caramel and vanilla.

T- Roasted malt with mainly chocolate coming through and barely any peanut. Also notes of nougat and mocha. Very drinkable and smooth with very little alcohol taste. The flavor profile is a bit one-dimensional bringing just chocolate and not much else.

M- Semi-creamy and moderately viscous. Medium-low carbonation and a mostly full body.

O- Expectations were a bit high for this one and, while they weren't fully met, it's still a good beer. Would probably buy again if it came out in a six-pack format.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 05:54:34 | More by Immortale25
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-30-2013 22:37:40 | More by Gschaf
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-30-2013 22:36:06 | More by Pensfan0782
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-29-2013 01:58:15 | More by CEDAMA
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2013 19:44:13 | More by josephwa
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-27-2013 13:49:41 | More by UltimateLivewire
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
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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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2013 01:10:50 | More by tobelerone
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-26-2013 23:35:56 | More by JayKay412
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MEW

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-26-2013 20:39:15 | More by MEW
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Haywire

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-26-2013 02:44:19 | More by Haywire
Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.