Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,167 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 65
Gots: 287 | FT: 9
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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

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Ratings: 1,167 | Reviews: 215
Photo of weaselface89
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

really good beer! just getting into the porters and darker beers so im no pro but I really enjoyed this one

Photo of Antc2382
2.79/5  rDev -27%
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.

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Winter Haven Beer Crawl - Red Geranium

Photo of goochpunch
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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".

Photo of BMMillsy
2.68/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Really just smells like vomit, and has a bit of that flavor, too. I can't get into these PB beers, but this one takes the cake as just plain gross.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of ordybill
4.47/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of Antg8989
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Is anybody else seeing loads of what appears to be peanut butter sediment floating in this? I may have to re-rate.

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
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?

Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of Chad-Can
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great tasting brew with a great smell!

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The peanut butter comes through, big time

Photo of mothmanscott
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.36/5  rDev -12%
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.

Photo of teromous
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Photo of macshaggy
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Photo of Wando843
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top notch some of the best beer I've had

Photo of Jerryodell
4.93/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This tastes amazing. Of course this is my opinion.

Photo of dbell23
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very nice and different stout. Enjoyed very much.

Photo of Maltyduo
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of Josh_ew_uh
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious Reese's cup flavor with a back end of coffe

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.