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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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85
very good

368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
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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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
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-24-2013 03:22:50 | More by ninaturner
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hornsup

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass at about 45 degrees

A: Has a deep brown coloring to it with little light visibly passing through. as it pours, its a dirty murky color that doesnt really appear too appetizing, little head to speak of.

S: Dont know if it was the bottle or what, but this smelled like skunky raw earthy peanuts and raw malt liquor. Nothing blended well and it wasnt sweet at all.

T: Taste was mild, raw peanuts, slight cheap chocolate on the back end. Not sweet at all like I was expecting from this....again, beer may have been a bad batch?

M: Medium mouthfeel like I enjoy from porters. It was very easy drinking and has a good light oily feel that coated the mouth.

O: I just expected more. Maybe my expectations were high as I really was hoping for a liquified Reese cup and I got a cheap, sugar free peanut butter cup that was dropped in dirt and cooked with the reject peanuts of the batch. I'm aging my 2nd bottle to see what happens.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 03:30:41 | More by hornsup
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-22-2013 02:36:10 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Light beige head, moderate retention, soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, coffee, peanut butter (yes, I smelled it), chocolate and slight milk dud. Taste includes chocolate, sweet chocolate malt, again slight peanut butter and maybe a hint of vanilla. Very, very delicious and highly drinkable and pretty much exactly as advertised on the flavors. Spectacular.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 07:29:11 | More by KickbacksSteve
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-20-2013 19:40:56 | More by skaboom420
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vande

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-20-2013 00:46:37 | More by vande
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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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bdonley5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-18-2013 16:07:09 | More by bdonley5
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bum732

Lesotho

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

S: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, raw, earthy peanuts. Reminds me of Reeses pieces.

L: Dark black, light tan carbonated head that dissipates.

T: Peanut up front with some chocolately, light malt. Low bitterness with some milk chocolate. finishes semi-sweet with some residual peanut.

M: Medium light bodied, medium carbonation.

Not bad, really light, I wouldn't mind a little more body and viscosity. Pretty good throughout, i really enjoyed the peanut taste, didn't expect too either.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 16:02:15 | More by bum732
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2013 22:12:04 | More by bcostner1
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shivtim

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was excited to try this one, but I'm not a big fan. Probably my least favorite of Terrapin's side projects (some of which are phenomenal).
Pours out like cola. Brown and translucent at the edges with subtle reddish hints. No real head.
Nose is roasty malts and peanuts. Mostly one-noted. Tast is malt, peat, and earthy peanuts. I don't get creamy peanut butter, rather it's more like peanut shells. Chocolate doesn't come through.
Average mouthfeel. Still worth a try, but I won't be buying more.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 21:36:57 | More by shivtim
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-15-2013 03:38:44 | More by let8it8grow
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emceecue

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-15-2013 03:08:27 | More by emceecue
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oline73

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
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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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Black color with some interesting head characteristics. On first pour, a 1-finger fizzy brown head appeared and rapidly dissipated into a fountain of bubbles appearing at the surface of the beer. It was very, very effervescent. In fact, so effervescent that something really peculiar happened – the beer started forming its own head after the original one had dissipated. After finishing that glass and pouring the rest of the bottle in, some more conventional head characteristics were seen with a 1.5-finger bubbly tan head appearing. This time it had decent retention and even some lacing.

S – This does smell like liquid bliss. It smells like a Reese’s cup with silky milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter.

T – The taste is interesting in that different flavors seem to be accentuated with each sip I take. All at different points, I get sweet milk chocolate and lactose, salty and earthy peanut butter, and mildly bitter roasted dark chocolate-like malts. It’s interesting that this beer can be so many different things but seemingly not more than one at a time. If I try to put them all together, I get sweet milk chocolate and lactose coming first, followed by some peanut butter, giving way to some roasted barley, and finally finishing with more peanut butter.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with crazy carbonation at first that gives way to more reasonable carbonation later, a creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a sweet and earthy, salty, peanut-y finish. Peanut butter lingers for a short amount of time.

O – This is a good beer and could be a homerun if the flavors all came together. I don’t know why my tongue and palate seem to be playing tricks on me, but I can’t seem to get all the flavors to come together in a single sip. Nevertheless, this is a very tasty beer. I think Terrapin made the right decision in making this a porter. If it was an imperial stout, I’m afraid that the peanut butter taste may have been drowned out even more than it is already. I’d maybe like to see how this would do with a bigger base beer, but I’m happy with how it is now, too.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:09:56 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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StevenH

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-13-2013 06:14:26 | More by StevenH
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
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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jeff1973

California

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

01-11-2013 04:20:10 | More by jeff1973
Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.