Liquid Bliss
Terrapin Beer Company

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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #490
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,332
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
1,556
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Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: 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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Nass from Florida

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The pour is a luscious looking onyx black with a beautiful beige head of foam. The carbonation looks the part of your typical porter. Oh wow! i'm getting big peanut butter popping out in the aroma. I'm a sucker for a well made peanut butter sandwich I eat about 3 to 5 of them on a weekly basis. Furthermore, there great balance of flavor with the chocolate & peanut butter in the mouthfeel, not to mention that the beer going down smoothly somewhere between medium to heavy. This beer truly does taste like liquid bliss in my stout glass. I'm a fan of the Grateful Dead & I can tell that the owner of the brewery is one also. Terrapin is one of the best Georgia breweries along with Sweetwater. Cheers! A-

May 14, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a gentle white to off white one finger head that dissipated within about less than thirty seconds. The aroma smelled just like peanut butter was thrown into a chocolate based Porter. The taste was sweet and roasty as it rolled over my taste buds. It really tasted nice. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a fairly good sessionability about it. The carbonation triggered a light harshness but it wasn’t anything overbearing. Overall, I say this was a pretty good executed peanut butter porter.

Jun 24, 2017
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Samp01 from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a small tan quickly fading head. Aroma and Taste is of peanut butter, chocolate, dark roasty malts, some mild bitter roasted coffee flavors. Palate is medium bodied, fairly smooth with good carbonation. Finish is sweet peanut butter and chocolate notes with a good roasted coffee and dark malt bitterness for balance.The flavor of peanut butter and chocolate slowly intensifies as it warms up, but I like it. Overall a very tasty and good brew.

Jun 10, 2017
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beer-breath from Massachusetts

2.36/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

On vacation in FLA. (Publix is a barren wasteland when it comes to beer selection but that is a topic for another day.) This was the only Porter in site, so I thought I would give it a shot. Looks OK, smells OK, But the taste of faux peanut butter and chocolate is overpowering, sorry to say. Will not do that again.

Apr 20, 2017
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

**
06/16/14

Appearance: dark black color. Small white head.
Aroma: as it should be. Lots of peanut butter, some chocolate.
Taste: more chocolate comes through in the taste. Malty.
Feel: smooth, low carbonation.

Nice beer, comparable with Sweet Baby Jesus. USA 2, Ghana 1.
**

Apr 01, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First smell I get is cola. Peanut is weak, with a little chocolate.

Taste is also not very flavorful--we've been spoiled with some top notch PB stouts so you really have to bring it in this arena these days. Again it's like a cola with light peanut flavor, and a little raisin.

Dec 19, 2016
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DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Cigar City snifter.

Creamy khaki colored head,about one finger width.Dark brown to black in color,with light carbonation.Little to no light coming through the glass,depending on the lighting.

The nose is rich peanut butter,and sweet chocolate,with some roasted malts.

The palate follows the nose with peanut butter,chocolate,and and earthy malt backbone.

The body is medium/heavy,with moderate carbonation on the tongue.The finish is on the border of wet and dry,with a bit of a chalky,smokey finish.

This is a very enjoyable brew.I am going to miss this,and other Terrapin beers when I move to Massachusetts.

Nov 24, 2016
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Terrapin offering and quite possibly the best one I have partaken so far.

As expected, it pours out a dark, very dark brown colored brew with slight head and no lacing. The scent from this beer screams dessert - there's the chocolate, the peanut butter, the porter, and the malts, all blended almost perfectly. Though quite carbonated, it had a thick texture that was still noticeable. The big plus for me was the flavor of the beer also screamed - dessert beer - as I could distinctly note the flavors of chocolate, peanut butter, and porter - blending all well across the tongue. I was very happy to pick this brew up and when looking for specialty porters in the future will keep this Terrapin selection in mind.

Nov 05, 2016
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TheSixthRing from California

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. Khaki, half-finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds across the top. Not much for lacing aside from a few spots that mostly slide back down the glass and back into the brew.

Smell - Smells very much in line with a peanut butter cup. Milk chocolate and peanut butter up the wahzoo. A hint of roasted malt.

Taste - Follows the nose to an extent; not quite as flavorful as the pungent nose would lead one to believe, but still a decent amount. Plenty of milk chocolate upfront with a slightly roasted chocolate malt edge. Peanut butter is there, but takes a solid second throughout the drinking experience. Finishes sweet, but a bit of nutty earthiness keeps it from getting cloying.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with moderate carbonation. Easy drinker though maybe a tad thin, especially in the finish, for the style.

Overall - A pretty decent PB/Chocolate porter from Terrapin. I prefer DuClaw's Sweet Baby Jesus, but this one's not far off.

Nov 01, 2016
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wattoclone from California

3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Capone's on 8-26-2016. Dark, deep brown color with small off white head. A moderately rich porter with artificial tasting flavors. Nice, but I prefer my porters straight up. Here in the northeast the porter style is brewed thicker, richer and roastier without added flavors. Price is rather high for the style, would not seek it out.

Aug 30, 2016
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter appears dark brown in color with a khaki cap that fades rapidly.

Aroma includes peanut butter, roasty grain, chocolate and more lingering nutty appeal.

Taste is peanut butter blending to the dark grain character tasting of chocolate and char with a hint of anise and raison.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Not a bad brew - you get exactly what is advertised here. In comparison to other peanut butter stouts/porters this one really finds a nice balance of roast to sweet chocolate and lingering peanut butter flavor. If this kinda brew is your jam, id reccomend picking it up, its one of the better peanut butter ales ive tried.

Aug 29, 2016
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LMO1190 from Florida

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look- black with no much of a head
Smells- Milk chocolate, peanut butter for sure. It's different!!
Taste- No bad. Big PB flavor, lite chocolate flavors, Not bitter at all. Good beer
Overall- a good beer.

Jul 15, 2016
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SerialTicker from Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sister picked this up for me when she was in Florida ... sounded good, despite the "artificial flavors added" on the logo. I don't think artificial flavors should ever be in craft beer, but that's me.

This beer's highlight is its smell. Loaded with peanuts and definitely has a peanut buttery vibe to it. The underlying chocolate notes only improves it.

The taste is where this falls a little flat for me. Soon as it hits the tongue, it's pretty much flavorless. Halfway through and into the finish the peanuts hit. There's actually (surprisingly) pretty much zero roast flavor until the aftertaste where there's a little bit to go with the peanuts. What irks me is that about midway through and going into the finish there's just a slight off-putting kind of bitterness that I can't quite get past... that with the general lack of roasty qualities leaves me disappointed. The feel is pretty much right on for the style, though.

Not one I'd buy again, and not just because this is brewed with "natural" AND artificial flavors, but because it needs more porter characteristics for one, and two, something about it just tastes slightly off (the bitterness).

Surely worth a try, but I'm sorry I got so excited for this beer after reading "chocolate peanut butter porter."

Jun 01, 2016
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WemustDRINK from Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark and delicious. I instantly loved this one. The taste is not too overwhelming and the peanut butter is even more subtle but definitely present. Not 100% smooth but it does little to nothing to take away from the overall experience.

May 27, 2016
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vejadu from Alabama

3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark brown with light tan head.

Smell - Definite chocolate on the nose. Almost no peanut.

Taste - Plenty of chocolate malt flavor with an afterpalate of peanut.

Overall - Not a regular choice, but interesting idea. I'd buy this in a sampler. I do love a good porter! Talked to a few folks when buying this and they suggested a few other peanut butter porters. I'm intrigued to do so now.

May 06, 2016
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zonker17 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown pour to snifter from 12 oz bottle. Light beige head and some lacing. Grainy nose with a bit of peanut. Taste has a good peanut butter foreground with the graininess in the back. Finishes a tad bitter. Medium body and a little below average carbonation.

May 06, 2016
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infinitebruner from Arkansas

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

May 3, 2016

12 oz. bottle, snifter

A – Deep brown to black, with a small tan head, moderate retention.

S – Roasted but semi-sweet, not bitter, chocolate, a bit of graham cracker, and peanut shell. No notable hop character.

T – Chocolate and some light roasted coffee notes, but not bitterness. Peanut shell and actual peanuts more than peanut *butter*, but definitely distinct in the flavor profile. Again, little to no obvious hop character.

M – A very smooth porter, perhaps even slightly silky. Despite roasted flavors and aroma, there is almost no bitterness, and the malt sweetness is very restrained. Carbonation is moderate-light, body is medium.

O – I’ve had a couple of these peanut butter beers, and this one has the most restrained use of the peanut butter. I think the base porter is excellent, though maybe not very memorable. Altogether a well-made beer, just didn’t blow my socks off.

May 04, 2016
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jimdalton from Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours very dark brown with two finger light brown head.
Smell: Subtle hints of chocolate, peanut butter, coffee, and malt.
Taste: Smooth peanut and chocolate flavors upfront that blend well with a subdued coffee flavor. Fades into a nice caramel malt finish with a very subtle earthy-hop flavor. Very well balanced.
Feel: Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied.
Overall: Solid porter that brings a nice flavor profile to the table. Definitely worth a try.

Apr 30, 2016
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Billolick from New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, with best enjoyed before dating notched onto the side of the label

Pours very dark brown, dark khaki cap, leaves some moderate lacing

Sniff notes here are chocolate and I def get some peanut butter as well, nice complex nose.

Complex porter with more of the nose on the palate, will not be for everybody, but it's a quality brew with the flavor somehow focused and working together, likely would be great with certain chocolate n PB influenced desserts.

Apr 02, 2016
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johnnyd10vt from Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely a novelty beer and not something I would drink regularly or even all night.

That said, great color, almost black, strong peanuty smell, along with coffee/chocolate. The flavor is sweet and again the peanut and chocolate come through strongly. As far as novelty beers are concerned, I would consider this to be best in class.

Mar 18, 2016
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JDAWG71 from Florida

3.11/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice dark pour...the flavor was weak when expecting a peanut butter cup style flavor. Not as milky as one or I would have thought.... Good experience but not repeating it.

Mar 13, 2016
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L-Very dark and bubbly. Almost no head that dissipates to a rim hugger. Looks almost like a cola.
S-The smell isn't very strong. But I do get solid notes of chocolate and peanut butter for sure. Sweet malts too. Just not that intense of a smell.
T-Roasted malts and hops for sure. SLIGHT peanut butter flavor. But hey, where's the chocolate?
F-I like the mouth feel. Thick and very carbonated.
O-This beer wasn't bad at all. The smell was the best part to me for sure. As of everything else, it was pretty mediocre. The flavor just wasn't that special. Before I drank this beer, I expected the flavor to pop but it didn't at all. Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed because I enjoy Terrapin's brew. I won't seek this out again.

Feb 26, 2016
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NastyNorseman from New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't know if it was reading that there are natural and artificial flavorings added that turned me off from the beginning, but my experience with this brew left me wanting more. The peanut butter flavoring seemed to be the artificial part as it fully enveloped the porter. The color was dark and inviting and the feel smooth, but I couldn't get past the unusual peanuty flavor that seemed too forceful. I was expected subtle hints of salty, earthy, peanuts, but this brew seems to incorporate JIF instead

Feb 03, 2016
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crisis1290 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yummy. If you like peanut butter cups, this bad boy might be the right pick for you. The picture of the beer is out dated btw. The smell is amazing. As soon as the bottle is cracked open , it hits you. A roasted malt flavor, with a blend of the peanut butter and milk chocolate. Perfect amount of carbonation. If it has any more, it would be just wrong . Nice job guys ! Props to Terrapin ! A great beer from a great brewery ! One of my new faves for sure.

Jan 21, 2016
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SLeffler27 from New York

3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SRM 35 (dark brown) while pouring. Black while resting in a Dogfish Head snifter. A slight, fine, khaki head quickly dissipates, leaving spotty lace.

Roasted peanuts and light chocolate lend this an aroma strikingly similar to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The aroma profile is well done, but relies entirely on that single note.

The flavor clearly puts a check in the boxes for black coffee and dark chocolate, but falls short of the peanuts. Deep roasted malt and accompanying bitterness is pleasant as it lingers far into a long finish. Warmth neither adds nor detracts from this experience. Nut skin is about the only flavor I detected from the peanuts.

A slightly woolly texture accentuates the medium-to-full body. Prickly carbonation lifts an unwelcome astringency after a few sips. Alcohol is as expected in this relatively dry Porter.

As an occasional beer, Liquid Bliss is fun and enjoyable. I extend thanks to Wayne for this and the other three bottles that came with it.

Jan 17, 2016
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