Terrapin Liquid Bliss | Terrapin Beer Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,533 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
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Terrapin Liquid BlissTerrapin Liquid Bliss
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,533
Reviews:
234
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
433
For Trade:
8
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: two finger tan head on a deep dark brown body with fairly thick lacing. Roasted malt, both roasted peanuts and peanut butter which is actually better represented in the aroma than I would expect. Roasted malt and toffee base with what I think is just the right amount of peanut butter flavor which I imagine required quite a large amount to be this prevalent. Fairly thick body and moderate carbonation. Much better than I was expecting. Nice degree of sweetness. Still a fairly simple brew.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

how uncommon is this? a peanut butter porter! although i have seen many attempts, this might be the only one i would drink again, its delicious. man it must be hard to use that ingredient in a beer, not just because of its texture, but because of its fat content, not water soluble right? so how do you do it? its awesome. i also like that its subtle, i mean, this is a rich roasty porter before its a peanut butter beer, and i love that aspect. the peanut butter is almost faint in the nose, and a little more forward in the flavor, but still nowhere near over the top. it adds a fitting nuttiness that works with both the grains and the yeast, and there is a bitter roast to this that cuts any sweetness that might be present from the peanut butter. what i think i like the most, in addition to all the layers going on with the flavor, is the texture. its silky smooth, not greasy or oily or sticky or sweet or any of the feels i usually think about with peanut butter, so thats awesome, and i score it highly there not because i love the way it feels necessarily, its not that different from other good porters, but because it is none of those feels that would be out of place in a beer. fun fun beer, i could even have a few of them. so keen to try the banana edition.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar, but when held up to the light the corners of the glass are clear and dark red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peanut butter are present in the nose along with notes of of chocolate. It kind of smells like a Snickers bar.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has little in the way of sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that a chocolate peanut butter Porter might be heavy, but this does a pretty good job at having a mouthfeel that is true to the style and isn't heavy.

Serving type: bottle

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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
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 oline73
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
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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3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pretty dark brown color with auburn highlights; a nice bubble show leads to a two inch head that leaves strips of lacing; leggy, too

Smell: Smells more like a bag of malt than anything else; rather surprising as I was looking for chocolate and peanut butter

Taste: Roasted grains, up front, with milk chocolate flavor developing in the middle; the peanut butter appears, after the swallow, but an nutskin bitterness overwhelms the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have had a few chocolate/peanut butter beers over time and I find this one a bit lacking compared to others - a bit too thin in the mouthfeel and a disappointing lack of real peanut butter flavor

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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