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Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Terrapin Beer Company

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195 Reviews
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Reviews: 195
Hads: 1,275
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 29.82%
Wants: 67
Gots: 333 | 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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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark brown body with a few glimmers of ruby when it catches the light. Modestly-sized, light beige head.

Smell: Dark maltiness, hints of sweetish chocolate, caramel and gentle roast mingled with the butter whats made of peanuts. Thin sliver of dark fruitiness.

Taste: Chocolate laced dark malts with the growing peanut butter flavor surrounding it like a German death squad. Hints of black olive, dark fruit. Rise of blonde caramel. Minimal hop character and bitterness. Semi-dry finish, soft in feel, with lingering flavors of peanuts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Agreeably sleek mouthfeel.

Overall: Better than anticipated! Admittedly, while I don't have any particular beef with p-butter, I've never really reveled in it. As a kid, I ducked PBJ sandwiches and would readily trade away Reese's Peanut Butter Cups come Halloween.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black with a thin brown head that has decent retention

S - roasted malts, nutty, sweet

T - creamy, nutty, roasted malts, fruity, sweet

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This was an intriguing beer. It was nutty and had sweet fruitiness to it, but it was still had the typical porter qualities. It was a bit unique with the addition of peanut butter. I applaud them for trying something different. It's worth a try, but I won't be seeking this out again.

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Photo of DanJan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

A: Very dark brown with a small cream colored head.

S: Roasted and dark malts with a hint of chocolate. A faint peanut scent as it warms.

T: Starts with roasty flavors upfront that quickly fades to chocolate and peanut butter. Almost like Reese's Puffs light.

M: Would like it to be a little stickier and last longer given the style but the flavors stay just long enough.

O: Pleasantly surprised with this one!

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Photo of Kromes
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of Maltyduo
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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

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Photo of Buschyfor3
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter

A: Deep, chestnut brown; opaque but not as imposing in visual presence as a stout; light, sandy colored head that bubbles to about a finger-thick depth on a vigorous pour but recedes to a small collar; soapy patches of lacing.

S: All peanut butter, as advertised; this has that sweet, slightly salty and unmistakably nutty aroma - like opening a can of Jif and inhaling deeply; many dessert beers aim to replicate a certain aroma or flavor, and Terrapin has got it nailed; searching deeper, there are also notes of cocoa, lightly roasted malts, and toasted bread.

T: Peanut butter comes through on the front end, with a richly roasted nutty flavor showcasing sweet creaminess and a nice touch of saltiness; mid sip the cocoa steps up, like bittersweet baker's cocoa with a slightly bitter edge to complement the sweetness; the chocolate peanut butter combo works well, but really shines through once the glass warms up - you really get that nice salty-sweet interplay; finish is slightly drying, with a strong nutty flavor overlaying lingering hints of cocoa, roasted malt and a nice toasted bread note.

M: medium-bodied slickness but not thick; seems appropriate for the style.

O: A solid, well-executed dessert-like porter from Terrapin that delivers a nice balance between sweet and nutty/toasted flavors. I'm generally more of a fan of stouts but this porter straddles the line between the two styles and does a good job capturing the flavors the brewers set out to showcase. Quite drinkable to boot - makes for an enjoyable session.

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Photo of cmq103
4/5  rDev +5.5%

I picked up mixed brewery hand-picked variety pack at the Lawrenceville NJ Joe Canal’s. Among the beers was this Terrapin Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter 12-ounce bottle, which I poured into my Duvel Belgian Tulip glass for tasting purposes.

A: A semi-aggressive pour yielded a 1/2” beige head that quickly shrunk to a thin ring. This beer is dark drown with just a hint of light coming through my glass when held up in the air. Lacing tried its best to cling, but to no avail.

S: The aroma was that of sweet malt, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of oats. I didn’t catch any peanut butter though, which I was anticipating. After letting the beer sit for a few minutes and swirling the glass a few times, the chocolate aroma become more prevalent. I do catch just a hint of peanut butter, but it quickly goes away.

T: The malty dark chocolate bitterness starts if off. Weird, I really don’t get the peanut butter taste like I did when I had the Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus. I’ll be honest, I was really looking forward to having the chocolate peanut butter mix with each sip, but I don’t get it at all. Still it’s a pretty darn good “chocolate” porter. Vanilla caramel also comes to mind in the middle, but finishes dry and slightly bitter.

M: The carbonation is spot on, but I thought it was rather thin for a porter. The finish is clean and smooth. What remains on the tongue is a burnt taste, similar to what I get when I drink coffee. Not in a bad way though. The ABV was perfect. Not too high, not too low.

O: A pretty solid porter that I would buy and drink again. I really do like the Terrapin beers, especially the Moo Hoo and Wake “N” Bake. They are by far my two favorites from this brewery. With that said, I would have enjoyed this more with an additional peanut butter flavor. The chocolate was dominant and the peanut butter really just took a back seat.

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Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev +5.5%

The beer comes in a dark black color.

The aroma explodes of sweet peanut butter/nutter butter cookie. A light porter roasted malt in the back.

The flavor is quite different with an upfront light roasted malt and chocolate. A hint of peanut butter comes through as the beer then bitters out with some cocoa.

This is basically a well made porter with a peanut butter aroma, but not really in the flavor.

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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 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 Dope
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a good sized and fluffy light brown head. Fades at a moderate pace. Decent retention but almost no sign of lacing. Just a little splotch here and there.

S: Yeap, peanut butter/peanuts and lots of it. Fudgy too. Kinda reminds me of Nutella even though that's chocolate/hazelnut. Not much "beer" aroma but chocolate/peanut butter wins every time.

T: Well, pretty much what you'd expect. Chocolatey initially and then the peanut butter kicks in. Lingering chocolate aftertaste.

M: A touch thin (only 6.7% ABV) but very smooth and creamy at the same time.

O: Simple and thin porter but it does exactly what it says it's going to do. Pretty much pure chocolate and peanut butter with good balance between the flavors. Thin but creamy mouthfeel, wouldn't have minded a bit thicker but it turned out well. Not much in the way of actual porter characteristics but given what they were going for, I call this one a success. Would love to try an imperial version of this with a thicker mouthfeel and stronger aroma/flavors.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with some tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted coffee and dark chocolate, with some copper hops and sweet peanut butter.
T: It tasted like roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter, with a little copper hops. It had a mild bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with a little carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: I was skeptical, but Terrapin pulled this brew off surprisingly well. The peanut butter character was obvious enough without over doing it, and it was well integrated with the chocolate and other flavors. The body was good, but could have been a bit bigger. The finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Fun beer.

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Photo of devilben02
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours from the bottle with a near black color that glows with a chestnut brown halo around the edges, but there is only a minimal head formed. The aroma is like an Easter basket, with recognizable notes of chocolate and peanuts that are gimmicky but enjoyable. The chocolate and peanut butter come through clearly in the flavor as well, but not in an artificial way. Rather, the nutty, sweet, and cocoa characteristics are similar to those found in other porters, but they are just amplified in this beer. The mouthfeel is thankfully lighter than expected, as this would have been hard to take down if it was thick and syrupy. Overall, I don't know that I could drink much of this, but the novelty of it is fun.

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Photo of zookerman182
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is dark brown with a two finger light brown head.
Aroma is heavy peanuts and milk chocolate.
Flavor is dominant milk chocolate with peanuts on the back end.
Mouthfeel is medium and crisp.
Overall a great example of a peanut butter chocolate beer.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with light brown hues along the sides of the glass. A light mocha colored head appears and rides off into the sunset allowing a light lacing to grace the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice sweet to roasty blend of the peanut butter to the milk chocolate. Warm and inviting.
The taste, again was balanced nice between the roast and the sweet transposing this into the aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionable feel to it. The sweet and the roast come together to give off a slight creamy roastiness to it.
Overall, while the peanut butter and the roasty portions of the beer come together very nicely. Somehow, I always think Springhouse's version is the best one of this. Still, I'd have this again.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, peanut butter and roasted malts

T: The taste starts out with the peanut butter and chocolate flavors which remain dominant throughout. Then a hearty roasted malt character quickly follows along with some creaminess. The hops presence is extremely mild as you would expect but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good variation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the peanut butter flavor.

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Photo of jsanford
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
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).

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Photo of shand
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liquid Bliss pours a brown color with a small head. The aroma is good, there's a strong chocolate aroma over roastiness and a hint of nuts. As the beer warms, the nuts become much more apparent. The taste is very nice once you let it warm. The whole peanut and chocolate thing really comes through about an hour after taking it out from the fridge. Any sooner, and the flavors don't quite meld together. After a solid warming period, the peanut and chocolate flavors really work. The aftertaste is a bit muted though, a nice finish would have really made this beer, and it's just a little lacking. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently carbonated, and the drinkablity is great. Overall, this is a good experiment that just misses greatness. Still worth trying out though.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of CalebM
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured quickly from a bottle, with dated expiration in early December.

Look: solid black (in a dimly lit setting, mind you) with practically no head. Would-be lacing moves down with the glass very quickly. Interesting.
Smell: Oh, the peanut butter! I wasn't sure what I expected coming into this. The smooth chocolate is there, but I'm gushing over how strongly the peanut butter is coming through
Taste: Considering what this felt like on the nose, surprised to not get more peanut butter up front, but it is quite present in the aftertaste. Chocolate like I've witnessed in many brown ales before. This is for desert, but it's drinkably sweet. I quite like it.
Feel: There's a thickness to this that's appropriate on account of the chocolate peanut butter. Carbonation is solid; any more would be a mistake.
Overall: If you enjoy delicious porters and the occasional desert beer, this is for you. It's sweet, peanut buttery, chocolate-y like a bowl of Reese's Puffs--but, it's a pretty damn elegant brew. I want to try this on tap.

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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 dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet clear extremely dark brown in color (almost black) with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some moderate amounts of coal brown + amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to medium to large sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, dark malts, cocoa, and a light aroma of peanut butter (more like a chocolate peanut version of Nutella).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of dark malts with a lighter flavor of roasted malts. That is followed by a slightly sweet chocolate/cocoa peanut butter (similar to Nutella). Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly slick.

O: 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.

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.