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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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190 Reviews
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Reviews: 190
Hads: 1,243
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 29.82%
Wants: 67
Gots: 320 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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: 190 | Hads: 1,243
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.64/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyI
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of cicirick
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of Zraly
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
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).

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Photo of ksimons
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

BBD 3/11/15. Pours almost black with a normal head, below normal lacing and retention. Very nice nose of peanuts and chocolate, much like a Reeses Cup. Light medium body (barely) with a somewhat smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is a let down from the nose. It begins with a stale peanut flavor that fades into a light bitterness. As the bitterness fades in the middle, a light dark chocolate bitterness comes forth. The finish is a lingering slightly sweet flavor of roast and stale peanuts.

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
2.53/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours a dark opaque brownish black with a tan head. Smells of roasty malts, chocolate, and slight peanut butter. Taste was roasty and toasty malts, chocolate powder, and no peanut butter to be found. I found this very disappointing. Feel was medium to heavy. Overall I found myself wanting more peanut butter while drinking, and there was none to be found.

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Photo of M_J_Z
4/5  rDev +5.5%

I like (but don't love) Terrapin's Liquid Bliss. It's very drinkable and enjoyable. I've tried the variant with banana and raspberry and that one's nice; IMO, a step up from the regular version.

The regular could use a little more richness and chocolate, but I have no major complaints. It's a beer that I definitely could drink regularly. I won't say "no" to it!

I'm somewhat biased, since I love peanut butter & chocolate together, but this, IMO, is a beer that I have no problem rating 3.75-4 stars.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this at Wegmans in a mix-a-six, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz in a stout glass.

The color is dark black-opaque with pale tan head and fine bead, moderately well sticking lace with okay retention. The smell is is rich with cocoa aroma and peanut butter scent with roasty and nutty yet lightly sweet with a creamy almost vanilla odor. The feel is very good with smooth creamy body and roasted texture with medium carbonation and slightly bitter roasted grain to counter the slightly sweet middle with creamy body and semi-dry finish.

The taste is pretty accurate to the description of a chocolate peanut butter combo with toasted grain and peanut flavor and slight hint of herbal hops in the background with mildly creamy taste of yeast and nutty flavor continuing with subtle cocoa into the dry finish with mild alcohol in the taste. The flavor has a decent overall effect but nothing astounding taste-wise a pretty decent and drinkable porter with peanut butter cup flavor and it is not rich or sweet basically a quality dark ale.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 89/100

A nice and medium porter, has a faint chocolate and peanut butter taste. It's good, but perhaps the taste is a bit faint and 'small' for me. Although, it is very pleasant to drink. Defiantly worth a grab... However, I wouldn't likely go too far out of my way to find it~

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Photo of HopintheSouth
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

My first shot at this, as I've wanted to taste it. On the nose sweet chocolate, toffee and peanuts. Malt balance and chocolate flavors stick out the most, very subtle hop in the back and more peanut/peanut butter in the nose than in the flavor. Overall, very tasty. I don't think I could drink 6 in a row, but a good dessert beer for sure. Well done

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Photo of JayQue
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My second peanut butter stout. Probably not my thing but this one is a whole lot better than Sweet Baby Jesus. Pours a dense brown color with a medium size tan head. Head retention is pretty good and there is some lacing on the glass.

Smell is pretty good. The chocolate and the peanut butter work well. THe peanut butter smell is authentic and pleasant.

Taste is a letdown. There is an aftertaste that goes with peanut butter and malt. With Sweet Baby Jesus it was metallic and very unpleasant. With this beer, it is a fairly mild unpleasant aftertaste. The peanut butter, chocolate and malt taste pretty good.

Mouthfeel is rich and a little sweet. The aftertaste takes away some points.

On the whole not too bad but this is not one I would seek out again

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Photo of Lordhelmit
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours a typical black porter color with teeny head. Head disappears quickly, I mean disappears too! Nose is of definite chocolate, dark fruit and hint of peanuts. Tastes like carbonated nutella, or releases beer. Incredible

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Looks ordinary; dark brown in color with a foamy cream colored head. Aroma was nice. I actually get some of the peanut butter aromas. There is also some slight chocolate. Flavor profile lacked what punch the aroma provided. Mildly reminiscent of the flavors on the label, but all in all, lackluster and poor. Chalky and thin on the body. Not the best beer from Terrapin. In fact, I opened a Founders Breakfast Stout and mixed about half of it with the remaining Terrapin beer to make it enjoyable.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Creamed simple straightforward one finger head. Light coffee to tan brown, quite thin bubbles actually and managing to stay upright. A classic dark walnut brown body with some red highlights and a little bit of clarity to it underneath the cap. A bit small on the head creation, but otherwise fun.

That aroma just rips. It's ripping thick and truly creamy peanut butter. There's definitely a candy store corner action to it, but there's not much hint of anything else, no roast, or even chocolate, but it's a great one note wonder for what it is.

Palate delivers perfectly. Good notes of thick peanut richness. Aftertaste really hits the classic porter character. Light char, slightly toned down and a wonderful simple roast aftertaste. The mid palate forgoes chocolate notes strangely, and the peanut and nutty character really dominates, but without a lot of sugars or overpowering obvious slamming character. Nutty and airy, with a whisp of almost smoke and ash to match simple light porter character.

A real excellent example, if a bit light on the palate. Very fun beer that nails peanut nicely and just a fun beer to drink.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light black to dark brown in color with a murky complexion that does not let light through. A fingernail of khaki colored head rests on top. Brussels lacing. The aroma is as advertised on the bottle with the peanut butter dominating and the chocolate more of a background note. The taste is a mélange of chocolate, dark malt and peanut butter. There's a bitterness that lingers in the fade to even out the sweetness. The mouth is thick and creamy.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a fairly bubbly head that is a creamy dark tan color that is a bit black like chocolate milk. The beer itself is a very dark brown with a pretty slick surface. The smell is a mixture of peanut butter and dark chocolate that is very pleasing to the nose. The sweet dark chocolate is dominated by the peanut butter but it is still pretty good. The taste, however, is a little bit disappointing. The taste is only a mere shadow of the smell. The peanut butter is much weaker and barely there while the dark chocolate does not seem to exist. Rather, the taste has a somewhat unpleasant taste that resembles watered down peanut butter. The mouthfeel is a bit watery and not very pleasant and barely any carbonation. Overall, this Terrapin is like every other Terrapin I've had; the beer has a promising smell but disappoints in the tastes and mouthfeel.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours a dark almost black color with a khaki colored 1 inch head on top that dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing down a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is excellent. The nose is pretty strong, with a chocolate roasty smell and a little peanutyness to it that reminds me of a reeses peanut butter cup.

Taste is just what you would expect from a chocolate peanut butter porter. You get the sweet roastyness from the chocolate malts that has a chocolate, coffee taste then a little peanut butter flavor rounds it out to give that desert feeling to it.

Mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side for such a dark flavorful beer. Carbonation was a little more than I thought it would have as well.

Overall, a really awesome beer! I really like this one but I must admit, I am a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter so when I seen this, I was excited to give it a try. This one has become my new favorite desert beer and I can see myself enjoying this pretty often.

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Photo of myersk27
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours dark brown, almost black with nice caramel head and moderate carbonation. Nice peanut butter aroma with a nice roastiness as well. Taste is a real nice mix of cocoa and peanut butter with a nice balance of sweet and bitter flavors which helps balance. Not as thin as many choc pb porters which is something I enjoyed about this one. I still find myself wanting more peanut butter flavor from it, but overall it's pretty solid and worthy of a pickup.

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Photo of EHopkinsi
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a regular ol' pint glass. Bottle said to enjoy by early March, 2015. Drank the beer on 29 October 2014.

Look: Pours a deep chocolate brown with a one finger head that settles down to a thin layer of bubbles that remain for the duration. Looks like a porter should. No lacing.

Smell: Picking up a chocolate-type aroma- more like baker's chocolate than a candy bar. Not overpowering, but center stage. Nice.

Taste: Pretty neat; the cocoa-chocolate stands out in a good way. It's the main force, but not overbearing, much like it is in the nose. The rest of the flavors play backup to it, and do so in complementary fashion. Try as I may, I can not find any peanut butter in it. Weird thing is, when I don't look for it, it kinda appears- still can't say I really taste it, but when I'm not focusing on trying to find it, I just know it's there. (Ghost pb for Halloween?)

Feel: Pretty close to what a perfect porter should feel for me. It has some weight to it, but not approaching that of a good stout.

Overall: A very pleasant surprise. Pretty much picked this up because it was fresh and felt like giving something different a try. I had my doubts about the peanut butter-ness of it, but it was creatively done and the chocolate was well done, too. Don't imagine I'd pick up a sixer of it, but I can definitely seeing buying a single or two again.

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.