Terrapin Side Project #25 Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter & Jelly Porter | Terrapin Beer Company

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3.77/5
Very Good
206 Ratings
Terrapin Side Project #25 Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter & Jelly PorterTerrapin Side Project #25 Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter & Jelly Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cut off the crust and unwrap the flavor of this fruit centric beer. Hand crafted using real raspberries, "Liquid Lunch" Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter combines all the elements of a familiar lunchtime snack.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-09-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
206
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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17
Gots:
58
Trade:
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Lucular for this 22 oz. bottle that’s been in my fridge since receipt…because my wife wouldn’t touch a P&B/Jelly beer. Split with my wife. Who doesn’t know what she’s drinking.

Dark. The nose, holy peanut butter. That’s it. Peanut butter & peanuts.

Liquid Lunch marries the two foods I lived on in college: it’s still a love affair. This? This isn’t the sandwichgasm I was hoping for. Plenty of peanut, but without the butter, & the jelly shows only as a slightly tart & acidic raspberry. Not much beer in evidence. Feels like a porter, but a small pour of this would have been plenty to sate my curiosity.

This beer does a disservice to the legendary PB&J sandwich (which I consistently review as an “A”). Decent enough, but off the mark & not what I was hoping for.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

**
08/19/2015
On tap at uno's, Hamilton. Really interesting. Aroma is peanuts, peanut butter. Taste gives you a burst of chocolate, coffee, nuts, then gushes late with the Jelly. Like grape and raspberry are injected into your tongue. Dark black for, tan head. Really tasty, but the pucker of the jellies catches up to you quickly. Glad I only have a 5 oz. Pour. Oh wait, I have a 22oz. Bottle at home. I'll be looking to share with a group. This is something interesting to try once in small volume."
**

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Photo of vande
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rosmith51
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Cut off the crust and unwrap the flavor of this fruit centric beer. Hand crafted using real raspberries, "Liquid Lunch" Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter combines all the elements of a familiar lunchtime snack." Brewed in the style of an American Porter, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. Entry #25 in the Side Project series.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy mocha-beige head over a very dark brown body. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) An uncommon and intriguing merging of rich, bread malts, chocolate and peanuts and viscous, tangy raspberry puree. Potency is high. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor falls very much in line with the aroma of this beer, big raspberry syrups, juicy and tangy with a light coating of cocoa powder and subtle peanut flavor that generates a bit more texture than taste. Finishes moderately tart and dry with the raspberry jelly making the biggest impact on the overall flavor. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, creamy, slick, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly tangy and softly earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) I figured I'd eventually be drinking peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and this one does a decent job at coming close to pulling it off. The malt choice is solid and enjoyable, creating a rich bread base for the raspberry and peanut butter to be smothered over. While I greatly enjoyed the raspberry character, which was pleasantly more tangy than syrupy and sweet, I found the peanut butter flavor underrepresented and drowned out by comparison to the raspberry, leading to this tasting more like a jelly sandwich with hints of peanut butter, maybe as a condiment, but not a feature. Overall I think I prefer this to Terrapin's year-round release Liquid Bliss, as the tang of the raspberry jelly creates an enjoyable balance to the sweeter malt tones and comes off a much more complex but enjoyable beer. Hopefully Terrapin will find a way to squeeze this into some kind of annual rotation, because even though I don't think it's perfect, it would be a very unique and tasty beer. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter
3.73/5.00

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshhersh
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is really spot on PB&J. The taste is far more dominated by raspberry than the peanuts but it's still really good, and one of the best beers I've ever had when it comes to tasting like some other food (Short's Carrot Cake still probably wins, but this is likely second place). I'm guessing the "artificial" flavor involved in the peanuts but because the raspberry dominates in flavor I don't actually get any artificial taste.

It's definitely not something I'd want to drink every day, but it's not one of those novelty beers I wouldn't want to try again either. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of TheBen5
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johntomk
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beantown_hopster
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The peanut butter and jelly porter from Terrapin fell flat for me unfortunately because I love their milk stout and hopsecutioner and others. When I lived in ATL and ran a craft beer bar many many moons ago I always kept it on tape.

Anyway the artificial peanut butter taste wasn't doing it for me. Onward and upward, still expect many a good thing from a good brewery!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

22 oz bottle consumed from a Belgian snifter.
Let me say up front that Terrapin is to be congratulated for making a beer that fits the description of a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich + Porter. I believe I'd enjoy this more if there was less 'jelly' flavor but then the PB and jelly would not be in the proper proportions. Moreover, both peanut butter and dark malts are way more prominent than the jelly in the enticing aroma. The flavor is quite sweet up front as the raspberry jelly seems to hit the tongue first, but dark roasted grains, peanut butter and some subtle hops soon join in leaving the porter fairly well balanced (albeit a bit sweet for a porter) on the sweet/bitter dimension. This transistion makes for a very dynamic taste and adds to the interest and appeal of this unusual ale.

Overall: recommmended.

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Photo of AlexFields
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Homebrew
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$ 7.64/22 oz bottle ($ 0.347/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma of raspberries
Head average (3.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to irregular three to five mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing - none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – sickeningly overpowering raspberry, no peanut butter; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Shanty76
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Terrapin Side Project #25 Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter & Jelly Porter from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 206 ratings