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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Liquid BlissTerrapin Liquid Bliss

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BA SCORE
85
very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%


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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Rickenbasser

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. A little bit of lacing. Looks good.

S - I was hoping to smell peanuts and chocolate, but I'm left disappointed. Smells like any other porter. Caramel.

T - Good porter tastes, but once again no real peanut flavors, very very faint chocolate. Caramel, a little bit of alcohol.

M - Feels like I'm drinking a pilsner. Very dry, no "coating" of the mouth.

O - I'm pretty disappointed in this beer. I'm a huge Terrapin fan and this is the first time I haven't loved a new release. I don't see this run being brought back. If you're a big Terrapin fan or porter lover try it's a decent pick up.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 21:32:18 | More by Rickenbasser
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wedge

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty black in color with some caramel highlights and a moderate, creamy tan head. Definitely some peanuts in the aroma along with cocoa, dark fruity esters, and a hint of coffee beans. More of the peanut butter thing going on in the flavor...creamy, smooth, chocolaty sweetness, hardly any roast, more dark fruit. Smooth medium body. I eat quite a lot of peanut butter and while it doesn't hit the spot as well as I'd hoped, this is still pretty satisfying. I wish the chocolate malt dominated a little more though...

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 00:11:47 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Basically black with a small dark brown dense head.

S: This smells pretty awesome. Chocolate, peanut butter, roasted coffee beans, cookies. Very pleasant and tantalizing.

T: Kind of like peanut chocolate liquor. Interesting... A little brighter than expected from the heavy candy-like aroma.

M: Full body, creamy, soft, and slick texture.

O: This is a fun beer experience. Peanuts + beer? Yes. I'd like to see more brewers take a stab at this combination.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 00:11:14 | More by tastybeer
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Ned's. Shared with Erin.

Appearance: Its a nice looking black, with an off white head that lasts about 3 seconds. Head retention probably killed by peanuts.

Smell: Very chocolatey and nutty. The aroma is not clearly "peanut butter". There's a touch of Folgers crystals in there too. Very similar to Moo Hoo actually, less the nuttiness.

Taste: Its pretty damn good actually. Its really a very solid porter underneath the gimmick, which is good. Again, very much like their Moo Hoo , with added nuttiness. These guys know how to make a chocolatey beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly creamy, and a surprisingly clean finish. Not a sweet bomb.

Overall: I like this beer quite a bit, even though I'm not big on gimmicks. This is a well made beer, with a little gimmick on top.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:56:05 | More by rapidsequence
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 22oz bomber picked up at Greens on Buford Hwy

A - A deep, dark brown/almost black. No head, no lace

S - Peanuts! Right in your face. Maybe boiled peanuts. Peanut butter, and chocolate. Very nice

T - Peanut butter and lighter on the chocolate. Very prevalent. Hidden alcohol. Not overwhelming on the taste buds. Kind of a lighter porter

M - Thin body and not much carbonation

O - A tasty porter, with certainly a different experiment than anything I have ever tried. Its good, but not was not knocked out of the park. But I love the continued experiments in the side project series. Until the next one...

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 01:39:37 | More by BeerDawgs
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avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of peanuts, malt, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of malt, chocolate, the advertised peanut butter, and light hops in the finish. Not a particularly bad flavor, but it isn't quite pushed far enough. Could have been better.

M: A below average amount of carbonation with a very smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This a beer that is better in concept than it is in execution. It has some good elements, but simply isn't quite there. Drinkable, but only just so.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 00:12:49 | More by avalon07
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jsanford

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark cola-brown with lighter brown edges and a mocha head that settles to a thin ring and patchy haze. Definitely getting some peanut butter, chocolate, and cookies. Reminds me of a Girl Scout Tagalong cookie. Taste is pretty close, authentic peanut butter flavors, chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, and sugar cookie. Really nice concoction. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a medium body and good carbonation. Really neat beer, one of the better Terrapin offering of late(and easily the most memorable).

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 03:24:37 | More by jsanford
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a mug

A: Pours a thin appearing dark brown with lightening on the edges and 1.5 fingers width of mocha colored head. Leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Boiled peanuts and peanut butter aromas dominate. Milk chocolate. It does, indeed, smell like a reese's cup. I honestly dont get how others are't picking it up. In fact, its all I smell. Maybe a hint of roasted malt to go along with it, too. Aroma is great, but not very bold so it loses points.

T: Follows the nose, except chocolate is the most prominent flavor with peanuts taking a back seat. A hint of vanilla and bakers chocolate bitterness. Taste good, but like the aroma the taste is muted.

M/D: Really the down side of this beer. It is very thin. Carbonation is low, which helps give it a smooth feel and somewhat improves the mouthfeel, but theres almost no body to it at all. Drinkability is high.

O: Unlike others, I didn't have particularly high expectations for this one, as Ive never really been blown away but a standard (non-Baltic/low ABV) porter. So that being said, I was quite satisfied with is. My main complaint is it just needs to be bigger, from top to bottom. Stronger flavors and aromas, and a thicker body and this one could be special . The potential is there, and they did a good job bringing out the peanut characters, it overall just a little weak for my liking. But then again I am a whore for big beers. That being said, I really did enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 13:15:22 | More by zac16125
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Kromes

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pitch black with a finger's width brown head. A little bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Boiled peanuts dominate the nose along with a sweet roasted malt aroma and a touch of chocolate.

A toasted peanut and sweet roasted malt flavor. The flavors are nicely balanced, one is not stronger than the other. Well done. These flavors continue to the finish where a semi-sweet chocolate joins the party. The finish is smoky, roasted peanut chocolate.

Light bodied with low carbonation. Smooth feel to it.

Very impressed with the combination and balance of flavors. I would think that it would be difficult to find the right combination to blend all of these strong flavors together, but they pulled it off.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:28:20 | More by Kromes
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mrmambo

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Was very disappointed—the peanut was all in the nose, almost nothing in the palette, and very little chocolate, if any. Thin porter; hard to even call it a chocolate porter. Nothing like a Reese's cup let alone the idyllic river of chocolate and peanut illustrated on the label.

Really quite a let down, given the label description and possibility for this style. I expected something more along the line of a Southern Tier release—not necessarily the cloying syrupyness of their Crème Brulee stout, but something with a full body and rich cocoa and roasty nut flavor.

And at a Six-Pack equivalent price of $26 it was enough to put me off Terrapin for a while.

- Appearance: Dark and roasty; typical porter
- Smell: Like peanut butter, as expected, but not very intense. Took a strong sniff to really get it in the nose. Almost no chocolate notes and very little roastiness of a typical porter.
- Taste: Disappointing--no peanut butter, very little chocolate, and just an "okay" porter. Not even very roasty, as would be typical. For a local Atlanta example, I'd rather crack a Sweetwater Exodus--much better example at this ABV.
- Mouthfeel: Too thin for the ABV and promise of the style. Felt closer to a 5% porter.
- Overall: Great idea, poor execution

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 17:52:19 | More by mrmambo
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, fresh release. Served at around 55-60F.

Pours very dark brown to black with a two finger brown head that recedes to a small cap and only leaves a few spots of lacing behind.

Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, peanuts and peanut butter, hints of coffee, dark fruit and herbal hops. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is nice, starts with chocolate and roasted malts and the boiled peanuts and peanut butter come through more in the finish. Picking up some mild dark fruits as well. Minimal alcohol. Mildly sweet, mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium bodied, somewhat sticky, low-ish carbonation.

Pretty good stuff and quite unique. Had real high hopes for this one and it mostly lives up. Not quite as big or bold in the chocolate and peanut butter flavors as I would have liked and more body would help too. Still, they pretty much got what they were aiming for as the peanut butter and chocolate are the predominant flavors here.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 02:12:23 | More by elgiacomo
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Mavajo

Georgia

3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown/black pour with a tan head.

Aroma is muted. Barely getting anything here, aside from the typical "porter" aromas. A vague maltiness -- maybe peanut butter I guess? Probably just the power of suggestion, frankly. The taste is not much better. This is barely distinguishable from any other porter -- the most subtle notes of peanut butter, and no real chocolate flavor. If you're not paying attention, and if the label didn't tell you to look for it, I'm not sure you'd even notice the peanut butter here. This is basically a run-of-the-mill porter, but with the tiniest bit of peanut butter. Mouthfeel is fairly thin, which compounds the disappointment (Thin taste AND thin mouthfeel? Boo, I say.).

Nothing special. As far as porters go, it's a fairly decent one -- maybe even good. But this wasn't supposed to be yet another garden-variety porter -- it was supposed to be a wonderful medley of peanut butter and chocolate. The label promised me so! But Liquid Bliss fails to deliver. If you want a porter, fine, go ahead I guess. But at $7.99 for 22 oz, there are many better options out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 13:31:57 | More by Mavajo
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mondegreen

Georgia

3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22oz. into a Founders Balloon Tulip.

Pours pitch black with a light khaki head. Very little lacing.

Nose is very light. If I concentrate, I can pick up the smell of peanuts. Not much chocolate in the nose.

Taste is very subtle. The best descriptor I have is earthy. It doesn't taste much like peanuts or chocolate to me. I do get a hint of peanuts in the finish, but it's more of a suggestion than a flavor.

Mouth is a big let down. Very thin and too highly carbonated for the style.

I really wanted this to be an awesome beer. There is a picture of giant peanuts floating down a chocolate river on the label, after all. I was hoping for something bold and distinct, but this beer just comes off as a mediocre, but drinkable, porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 23:53:19 | More by mondegreen
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TerjUGA

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Porter.

22 oz Bottle. Athens, Ga

A-Very dark colors, slightly translucent. Great appearance

S-The peanuts and chocolate definitely come through.

T-This beer is awesome, taste like a reese's. Not too sweet, just right

M-Like any other porter, smooth

O-great beer. very creative

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 21:33:06 | More by TerjUGA
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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.