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Terrapin Liquid Bliss | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Liquid BlissTerrapin Liquid Bliss

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by TerjUGA on 11-13-2012

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Photo of wattoclone
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of LMO1190
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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."

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Photo of WemustDRINK
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of vejadu
3.42/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of zonker17
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of jimdalton
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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Photo of JDAWG71
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
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

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Photo of crisis1290
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in a Rastal Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on December 30, 2015. Look is dark brown with a tan head and good lacing. Smell is peanut butter, cocoa and roasted malt aromas. Taste is sweet and salty peanut butter, cocoa nibs and dark roasted malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with a smooth finish.

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Photo of PaisleyE
2.34/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is my first review, so forgive my lack of descriptions. The smell is ok. I'm not sure yet how to compare smells, but the taste is definitely poor and average to me. Imagine Bud Light in Porter form.

If you're looking for a flavorful chocolate peanut butter Porter, try Horny Goat's Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/26/15 notes. 12 oz bottle into a tulip, bottle date of 02/21/16.

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Awesome nose; peanut butter nose, roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate in the taste. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a good beer; loved the nose, hit exactly what I'd want it to smell like.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a single into a nonic. Tar black with a thin khaki crown that is gone in a minute, no lacing. Very peanuts and a little chocolate and roast on the nose. The taste just doesn't fit the smell.
Peanut butter, yes, but also some off notes.

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Photo of nflowers
1.52/5  rDev -60%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This beer looks good from afar, but it is far from good. The taste is all extract-y, and not what you would expect of a peanut butter beer. It goes down easily enough, but leaves an oily slick in your throat that is unpleasant at best. Do not recommend. There are better peanut butter beers out there.

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Photo of Myotus
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (enjoy by 06May16) into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 08Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of khaki foam that dissipates into a line after 1 minute. Black in color with an orange tint. Rising bubbles are small in size and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of peanut butter entangle with mild aromas of sweet chocolate, and hints of spicy hops and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: Mild peanut butter and roasted malt flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by subtle sweet chocolate flavors. Subtle spicy hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Very light-bodied (feels like I'm drinking water) and subtly carbonated (okay, feels like I'm drinking subtly carbonated water). Goes down smooth. Finishes with a subtle dryness.
NOTE: Whatever artificial flavors were added to this beer as the label says, couldn't be separated from the natural flavors. This was a good beer that could of been great if the bitterness from the roasted malts were toned down. I was expecting a near-cloyingness to this brew, which I personally love.

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Photo of thefreakinjman
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12ozB, Best by 04/17/16, Enjoyed 12/03/15

A: dark brown with foamy khaki head

S: sweet smell of chocolate, fresh roasted peanuts,

T: roasted malts, hint of bitter chocolate then slight nuttyness,

M: medium, doesn't lay it thick on the tongue

O: The initial aroma is amazing sweet smell of peanuts and chocolate. Like a favorite peanut butter cup. After tasting I get roasted malts, hints of chocolate with a slight bit of nuttyness, back to roasted. Unfortunately the taste dissipates quickly. Its good for the brewery because you want to keep tasting it, but bad as the drinker because you don't get to dwell on the peanut or chocolate flavors for long. Good roasted porter base.

My GF w/celiac review:
"Smells nice. I don't smell peanuts. Smells like your coffee ones. The foam is sparkly though. Like really glittery. Its a very pretty beer."

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Photo of leantom
3.61/5  rDev -5%
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 Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +5%
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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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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