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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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Reviews: 195 | Hads: 1,275
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 tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peanut butter, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts up front, peanut butter at the finish, some light notes of chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but I was hoping for a little more peanut butter and chocolate.

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Photo of godlessape
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a blackout shade of midnight, topped with a thin but creamily inviting tan head.

The aroma is roasted malt completely smothered with peanut butter.

The flavor is dominated with peanut butter, however I am picking up some cocoa notes on the tail end.

The mouthfeel is medium to light and very dry.

Overall it's a very interesting brew and I appreciate their creativity.

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Photo of oline73
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not quite as sweet as I expected. This is definitely a dark chocolate beer. Nice roast level but the peanut butter is too mild. The favors don't pop and there's no real peanut butter in the smell. I would have liked more intensity in flavor and a thicker mouthfeel. I'd pass in the future.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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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 leantom
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer. Not perfect, but it's still OK.

On a side note, I have to thank the gentleman in front of me in line for the Bourbon County release for sharing this beer with me. I don't know your name, but thank you.

A: Alright. Black but very ruby-colored when held up to a light. Head is small and lacing is pretty non-existent. Just OK.

S: Peanut butter with some raspberry and jelly. Interesting, but not exactly my cup of tea.

T: Follows the nose. Peanuts, jelly, raspberry, grapes, etc. Mixture of peanut butter and sweet sugar.

F: Too light. Very thin.

O: An OK beer.

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Photo of bum732
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

S: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, raw, earthy peanuts. Reminds me of Reeses pieces.

L: Dark black, light tan carbonated head that dissipates.

T: Peanut up front with some chocolately, light malt. Low bitterness with some milk chocolate. finishes semi-sweet with some residual peanut.

M: Medium light bodied, medium carbonation.

Not bad, really light, I wouldn't mind a little more body and viscosity. Pretty good throughout, i really enjoyed the peanut taste, didn't expect too either.

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Photo of avalon07
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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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 GallowsThief
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bottle into my tulip.

A – Dark brown on the pour with a light tan head that produced about an inch of head. Dissipated quickly and settled.

S – Fairly light smell with a roasty aroma. Chocolate and mocha.

T – Roasted malt immediately. Light chocolate and mocha like the smell. There is a peanut butter flavor but its very small, as it warms it comes through a bit more. Subtle sweetness. The chocolate flavor does linger after each sip which is nice.

M – Good carbonation, light to medium feel. Creamy.

O – Good not great brew. I would have personally like to have had a bit stronger peanut butter flavor. I got much more of a chocolate taste out of this. This was a easy drinker and I did enjoy it.

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Photo of zac16125
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep chocolate brown color with a soapy mocha colored lacing ring.

S - Peanut butter and chocolate and a subdued aroma overall.

T - Chocolate and peanut butter intermingled with the Porter style.

M - Medium thin body with some lip smacking stickiness.

O - Very subtle flavor.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a small fizzy head that reduces quickly leaving just a foamy ring with no lace.

S- peanut butter, with some chocolate and slightly roasted notes, even a bit of chocolate nutty fudge

T- the peanut butter is definitely there, the nuttiness of it provides a dryness throughout the palate. Some chocolaty notes gives way to a slightly sweet-yet-dry finish.

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish

O- I love peanut butter, so I was a fan of this beer. However, I would have liked to see an even more peanut forward profile in this one. Nonetheless. This makes a great dessert beer and one that peanut butter lovers will enjoy.

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Photo of wedge
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
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...

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Bottled 11/2012. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours dark brown with a half finger pale tan head. Small patches of lacing.

Smells of peanut butter cups, brown sugar and something slightly metallic. Very interesting.

Taste is bittersweet bakers cocoa, peanuts, dark malts and an almost vegetable oily aspect. Particularly as it warms, the peanuts are pretty consistent.

Medium light but still creamy body with moderate carbonation. Long oily finish full of nice peanutty character.

Wow. It's not quite everything I'd hoped for but I really like how much authentic peanut flavor this has. I think Spike is on the right track with this unique offering and I hope that he continues to explore the use of peanuts in his dark beers.

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Photo of Duff27
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half inch short lives head leaves a small collar. Brown body with lighter edges. Some lacing left.

Chocolate on the nose. Maybe if I close my eyes and focus I'd pick out some peanut butter.

Pick up on the peanut butter cuppiness. May only guess chocolate if i didnt know there was peanut butter in this. Pretty easy drinking.

Good carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

Overall it was decent. Wouldn't go out of my way for it but worth a try if it's in front of ya. Thanks the share egrace84.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up last week at Fairway in Woodland Park, having never given this a go before. The beer I had like this from Horny Goat was a bit thin and a minor letdown and that was the case here as well. Not as thick or as roasted as other American Porters, this beer should only be sought after for its flavor profile and not much else. Sure, it went down easily but a beer of this style need more body and strength to it to be considered a great Porter.

The pour to this was as to be expected, as this had a dark brown hue, a moderately fluffy head that faded quickly, and a good amount of lacing that lingered on the back side of my pint glass until the end of my drinking session. Not a strong aroma to this but there was quite a bit of peanut butter along with some milk chocolate. Both of those were found in the taste, along with some cocoa powder and some lactose. While not a Sweet Stout, this felt more like that than a Porter since the body and mouthfeel was light and the carbonation was a bit too overt. The aftertaste kept the nuttiness and chocolate around for a bit before they faded away, leaving an odd sweetness in their wake.

While not terribly strong, there was more than enough booze here which I felt once I polished this off. This wasn't bad but wasn't even closer to being Terrapin's best offering in their current lineup. This felt too artificial and like the Horny Goat, was only worth a go once. It would be wiser to get a Porter that was more filling and roast some s'mores while enjoying it. This will suffice alright for the warmer months but would not be my first choice if I had the heat on right now.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass. The liquid is almost completely black, with some dark brown hints at the edges. The pour kicks up a two-finger tan head that leaves a nice amount of lace. Definitely what I would hope a peanut butter porter would look like!

The aroma definitely has peanut butter! I was worried that there wouldn't be enough, but it's the dominant note here, even before the beer has warmed up at all. I also get some wheat bread, and hints of citrusy hops that suggest jelly... but maybe I'm just getting carried away with peanut butter associations. Either way, this is a great aroma, even if not particularly complex.

The flavor starts off with some milk chocolate, before the peanut butter comes in along with the citrusy hops. The swallow finishes clean, and then the aftertaste is mostly peanut butter, with a little bit of chocolate. The light hop presence is a really nice surprise here, and does a good job balancing the chocolate and peanut butter both bitterness- and flavor-wise.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side, with a moderate amount of carbonation. I feel like it would have been better with a thicker body, but maybe that would have made it too sticky.

Overall, very good, even if it mostly focuses on one note. It feels like kind of a novelty, but of course novelties have their place, and I would definitely recommend this one.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A very dark brown to black. One finger light tan head. Short lasting and becomes a thin film on top. Okay lacing, but not dreamy looking.

S: Strong peanut butter. Some malt chocolate. Some flaky oatiness. Definitely has a distinct grainy caramel character to it. Sweet overall. Altogether smells like a dark chocolate Reeses.

M: Dry and grainy contributes to slight astringency. Definitely on the thinner body when cool, but warms nicely to become slicker and medium bodied with less effervescent quality.

T: Not as blissful as I would have expected but enjoyable. Bittersweet chocolate, roast character from peanuts. Cola like mid. Peanut butter resides on palate. Tastes as what you would expect. I wonder what artificial flavorings they used. Would be nice with some Asian cuisine I think.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5


Thanks to Julian for the great extra. The beer sounds interesting. Snifter

A: Black with two fingers of light brown bubbly cream. Good retention.

S: Peanut butter, sugar cookie, and milk chocolate with some dark chocolate as well. There's a little vanilla and a touch of roast. Not unlike nutella.

T: Nutty milk and dark chocolate with a touch of molasses and just a little roast. There's a decided peanut presence throughout that's complimentary and makes things interesting. Low bitterness.

M: Upper medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy, sticky, and silky.

Overall: Well executed. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of frozyn
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black or very dark brown with a finger sized cream colored head. Peanut butter is immediate on the nose. Malty sweetness behind, a bit disjointed in my mind. Muted chocolate on first sip, peanut butter shows up as an aftertaste. As it warmed up, the peanut butter became more prevalent and pleasing to my peanut butter loving palate. Not as strong flavors as I hoped. The feel is a bit thin, but still pleasing. A tasty porter, but not anything fantastic.

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Photo of rcairney1
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- looks good pouring into the glass. Didn't get much head on it, but hey, the color looked delicious.

S- really could smell the peanut butter in it, not strong but subtle.

T- I was exited to try it, and it didn't completely thrill me, but did not disappoint. I think it was just interesting and okay.

O-Its pretty good. If you can get your hands on it, I'd definitely give it a go, but I wont buy it again. I love trying new beers, and this was good, but it will never be a go to for me.

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Photo of maximum12
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thebouch01 for sending me this. I mean, peanut butter, chocolate, beer? Where do I sign up? 12 oz. bottle with typical teen-age comic label glaring at me from across the room.

Pours like a porter black, dense. The nose is straight peanuts, no salt. There’s probably some malts or something under there, but the peanuts are too thick to find them. I like peanuts.

Liquid Bliss doesn’t live up to the promise of delight. If I wasn’t paying much attention, I might say this was a pretty good straight-up porter with a decent roasty edge. The Reese’s peanut butter cup only sneaks up in the aftertaste. Subtle chocolate…no shit, there’s a Reese’s ad on TV right now. Anyways, subtle chocolate & the peanut butter arrives about twenty seconds after the sip & then sticks in the back of the throat, just like a wad of real PB. It’s a fascinating aftertaste. Sweet. I’m not sure how much of this I could drink, but I’ll be happy to find out.

I wish the PB/C was stronger, but I always wish that. Still a good. solid beer.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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...

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