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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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85
very good

181 Reviews
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Reviews: 181
Hads: 1,218
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 65
Gots: 310 | 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: 181 | Hads: 1,218
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)

Photo of tillmac62
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (565 characters)

Photo of BayouBengal1537
2.53/5  rDev -33.1%
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. (361 characters)

Photo of M_J_Z
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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. (504 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (1,046 characters)

Photo of BrewUSA
4.27/5  rDev +13%
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~ (416 characters)

Photo of HopintheSouth
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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 (354 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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 (769 characters)

Photo of Lordhelmit
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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 (223 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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. (542 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
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. (1,192 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (454 characters)

Photo of HattedClassic
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (863 characters)

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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. (969 characters)

Photo of myersk27
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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. (458 characters)

Photo of EHopkinsi
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
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. (1,385 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Roasted and chocolate malts dominate the aroma, with hints of coffee and a peanut butter finish. Toasted malt is evident throughout. Flavor is more chocolatey upfront, with a touch of toasted malt hitting mid palate, and light roast bitterness carrying into the finish, where peanut butter closes out the experience. I'm a sucker for dessert beers, and this is a nice representation without being sweet. There's even a saline flavor that lingers. If this had a touch of sweetness... There's also a lightly tart flavor that emerges. Wonder if that and the prickly carbonation could signal a mild infection. (605 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich, dark brown with apparently plenty of haze. Head pours a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Pretty nice!

Smell: roasty porter aroma with definite chocolate and peanut notes. One of the nuttiest beers I've smelled. It's a bizarre combination, and while I'm not 100% sure how well it works for me, it is definitely as-advertised.

Taste: much like the aroma, in that there is definitely a peanut butter character and a chocolate character here. The sweetness actually renders a bit of a hazelnut effect. It's decent, and definitely an interesting experiment, but it doesn't really grab me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a nice, rich creaminess. Quite good indeed.

Overall: again, an interesting beer, and certainly drinkable in its way. But this particular nutty combination is not for me. (882 characters)

Photo of cavedave
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jeffboyardee123 for this dark and aromatic beauty.

Pours darkest brown with a finger of dark beige foam atop. Clingy lace and oily legs languish lastingly on the glass.

Delicious, medium strength aroma, dark chocolate, light roast, burnt sugar, and nut, with a hint of milky sweet to it.

Just like the aroma, with more nuttiness to it, definite peanut presence, heavier roast, more milk chocolate than dark chocolate flavor, both prominent, and a hint of coffee now appearing. End of sip is the roast and some herbal hop drying things out nicely.

LIght/medium bodied, carb. appropriate for style, refreshing and clean, with excellent finish.

Quite a tasty brew. Good balance to it, wkith interesting flavors. what more could you ask. recommended. (770 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pretty dark brown color with auburn highlights; a nice bubble show leads to a two inch head that leaves strips of lacing; leggy, too

Smell: Smells more like a bag of malt than anything else; rather surprising as I was looking for chocolate and peanut butter

Taste: Roasted grains, up front, with milk chocolate flavor developing in the middle; the peanut butter appears, after the swallow, but an nutskin bitterness overwhelms the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have had a few chocolate/peanut butter beers over time and I find this one a bit lacking compared to others - a bit too thin in the mouthfeel and a disappointing lack of real peanut butter flavor (722 characters)

Photo of Twotom
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Label: "malt beverage flavored with natural and artificial ingredients."
Well, at least they didn't use the word "beer" to describe it. When I want chocolate and peanut butter, I'd rather eat a Reese's Cup. (206 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I originally shared a bomber of this with like 6 other people so I was very happy to find it in a six pack so I could do a proper review. Light brown head sits at an inch and a half atop of a silky black body. Nose is just incredible as the chocolate and peanut butter come through so vividly. The flavor is a bit thinner then the nose promised but still very nice. Sweet but not overly so. Soft syrupy chocolate plays up front as the peanut feel builds on the back of the palate. Drink this one closer to room temperature so that it really opens up. (556 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%

A specialty brew that you're either going to really like or probably not bother ever having a second.
Poured a black body with one finger khaki head that died slow but left some lace as it went.
The aroma has some roasted malts and breadiness but mostly a chocolaty, peanut butter experience is what I took in.
Taste is the same as this thick bodied beer gives off a little chewy, smoky edge but to an extent it is like drinking a "liquid peanut butter cup".
There is not much else to this beer as the sweetness, especially the peanut butter, dominates other aspects of the beer.
This comes down to taste b/c I love peanut butter and chocolate (ergo PB cups) and loved it, my wife does not care for peanut butter ergo she loathed it. (733 characters)

Photo of SebD
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown (almost black) color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of peanut butter, sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Smells just like a peanut butter cup!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some peanut butter, sweet chocolate, some nuttiness and rich roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle (585 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

Pours decently dark brown, with a bit of light passing through at the edges. The beer pours with a bit if head, but not much, and it barely lasts at edges. The smell is almost all nutty in nature, peanut butter or Nutella.

The taste is more bitter with normal roasted malt notes than you would guess from the smell. The taste is like a deep-roasted hazelnut coffee. However, I expected a little more body, it's actually a tad light. The finish just sort of dies off, as well. This does improve a bit as the beer warms, as the peanut butter starts to come through in the end.

The nose is the best part of this beer, unfortunately. The beer isn't bad, but it's just a normal beer. Enjoy it for that. (707 characters)

Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.