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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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Reviews: 180
Hads: 1,215
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 65
Gots: 310 | 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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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)

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic! Lots of peanut aromas up front, earthy and roasty, followed by some bready, roasted malt, a touch of smoke and dark molasses and finally, a ton of chocolate.

Taste: Delicious! Strong notes of roasted peanuts up front, earthy and roasty, followed by lots of chocolate, brown sugar and caramel-like sweetness, bready, roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Finally, the beer finishes with some dark-chocolate, coffee and hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 6.1%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a great porter! It has great flavors of peanuts, chocolate and roasted malt, balanced beautifully with some slightly bitter notes of dark-chocolate, coffee and hops. Recommended to fans of DuClaw Brewing Company’s Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, as it is just as good. (1,145 characters)

Photo of Moescody
4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Out of the bottle or On draft it doesn't matter, this beer is great not too heavy, not over the top in anyway its well balanced and Its even better used in a CAR BOMB!! despite the seemed "Lower Rating" for how great this beer is. (230 characters)

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.04/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Overall, mouth feel was too thin, did not detect hardly any peanuts in the taste or smell. Would be nice to see a double version of this to boost up the body and try and impart more peanut flavor. (197 characters)

Photo of Alehorn
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark brown, near black; seemed cloudy. Two finger head that subsided somewhat quickly. Tasted of toasted grain and roasted peanut shells, nose was distinct peanut butter and some bittersweet chocolate and cold coffee. Pretty good beer, but I feel I wouldn't session this porter at all. Wouldn't most porters, but this is a pretty unique experience meant to be had once in a while. Woul recommend! (405 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Poured a dark brown bordering black color. Off white head.

SMELL: Smell of chocolate and peanut butter. A bit of coffee and vanilla around the edges,

TASTE: Peanut flavor, a bit of cocoa and char. Slight twang but not too bad. Would certainly suffice if you're into the chocolate, peanut butter porter thing.

FEEL: Full bodied well carbonated.

OVERALL: Very tasty peanut butter ale. A niche beer, and definitely not for everyone, but certainly good for what it is. (487 characters)

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Gimmicky, sure—but quite successfully so. Soft, airy mouthfeel, good dark-burn bitter porter notes, mild sweetness, and a potent Reese's aroma that luckily gives way to a more moderated, much cleaner peanut-butter-cup quality at the beer's heart. All of that is washed away nicely by mellow hop bittering and dry malt tones. If you're going gimmick, points are deserved for executing it with reasonable aplomb—and I'd say Liquid Bliss is deserving of such points, even if candied-up dark beers aren't in my personal wheelhouse. (534 characters)

Photo of JohnnyI
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this at Cafe Craft in North Charleston, SC. Split the last remaining bottle in the joint with a friend. Poured in to a pint glass with a near black appearance and a thin coating of tan foam. Visible bursts of carbonation in the glass, like a cola. Obvious aroma of earthy whole peanuts, dirty shell and all. A little milk chocolate in the nose creates a nutty buddy appeal. Ok, now for the first sip... Roasted peanuts in the front with a tangy bitterness in the back. Mildly sweet chocolate undercurrent pulls it together. The aftertaste is like a freshly chewed mouthful of dry roasted peanuts with a lingering bitter dark chocolate wafer. The mouthfeel is a little thin, partially masked by aggressive carbonation. Overall, Terrapin has succeeded in creating a remarkable likeness to Little Debbie Nutty Bars. Perhaps not as sweet, but in the context of a beer it's tremendous. This one is lacking the silky, creamy texture or richness of my favorite porters but for what it is, it's great nonetheless. Hopefully they reign in the carbonation a little and add some depth to the body. If so, this could become a favorite of mine. That said, I'm a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter. Thank you to my own nutty buddy that let me split his beer. (1,256 characters)

Photo of cicirick
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

smell the peanut and the chocolate. light caramel taste, peanut in the middle and cocoa nib aftertaste. overall a solid porter that is very light on the caramel, peanut, and chocolate. (185 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally! I have stumbled upon a peanut butter beer. This ``chocolate peanut butter porter'' was poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The beer pours out extremely dark with little light escaping and sports a two-finger tan head that is quite well sustained. I definitely smell peanuts on the nose and I really dig it. I'm not getting much in the way of chocolate, but the peanuts really come through. Faint roasty notes and a whiff of malt are also present.

Medium body with a firm feel. Toasted malt greets you first and then roasted peanuts come through quite assertively. Some mild chocolatey sweetness joins in, then at mid-palate a woody-tasting hop bill crashes the party and reminds you this is a porter. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter and some of the peanuts linger behind.

Overall not a bad porter, but it lacks the richness of flavor exhibited by the top-shelf American porters. Perhaps the peanut butter tends to dominate the flavor a bit and would best be restricted to imperial examples which have an abundance of malt to compensate for it. This was my first peanut butter beer and I can definitely see the promise. (1,145 characters)

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Dark chocolate brown with a full finger of tan head. Lingers nicely. Little lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee with just a hint of peanut butter. Light not heavy in the mouth. Low abv. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with a hint of peanut butter. Very subtle and understated. Roasted malts. Finished light and clean. Pleasantly surprised. Very drinkable. (392 characters)

Photo of TX-Badger
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with tan head. Chocolate and peanut butter on the nose, dominates it; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some roasted character and more chocolate. (184 characters)

Photo of Zraly
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown with a light tan head. Subtle smell of peanut butter.

Peanut butter is present and takes center stage, although it does so in a modest fashion. Solid chocolate and a hint of coffee flavors the background, and even a touch of fruit mid-palate, help pull everything together. Semi-dry finish. Body is medium-light and carbonation is a bit higher than expected. The bubbles help, though, the mouthfeel and prevent the peanut flavor from becoming an overbearing mess. In that sense, this beer is constructed well and feels good.

Nicely done, and I could actually drink more than one (which is all I have). (621 characters)

Photo of ksimons
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-very dark brown with a thin layer of khaki head that quickly disappears to leave a bit of lacing on the top

S-the smell is very nice. roasted coffee, chocolate, and peanut butter

T-chocolate and peanuts and light roasted coffee

M-somewhat thin body, light carbonation

Overall a really nice aroma on the beer but the taste and mouthfeel is a bit thin (356 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce glass into a snifter.

Beautiful chewy khaki-colored head over an ebony body. 5

Chocolate milk and peanut butter. Sweet and creamy as an aroma can possibly be. Slight hint of earthy hops. 4.25

Initially, I'm thinking this beer's taste would remain true to the nose, and it does, but in a fleeting sort of way. Peanut butter like flavor is apparent and there are still undertones of chocolate as well as additional touches of caramel and vanilla, but everything seems like food where the seasoning was added late, rather than marinating for ages. 3

The body doesn't help this brew at all. It's simply too thin, so the brew simply slips over the tongue rather than sticking about the mouth. The carbonation is right on and it's neither overly sweet nor bitter, but the thinness disappoints. 3

Can't add much. Okay brew that left me wanting a lot more. (877 characters)

Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.