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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 orcrist_cleaver
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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 puboflyons
2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle received as a gift from a non-BA member. Sampled on July 30, 2014.

OK, the label reads "Malt beverage brewed with natural and artificial flavors." Artificial flavors? An automatic turn off for me.

It is an attractive pour I will give it that with its dark brown color and modest little head that fades.

It smells like a malty Reeses Cup.

The body is also quite nice and well into the medium range.

The taste is also like a malty Reese's Cup with a mildly bitter finish. Oh well, 1800+ BA reviews. I can't like them all.

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Photo of Roxie_B
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle
Appearance: Pitch black with no head. Deep dark opaque color.
Smell: Roasty malty peanuts forward, a bit of coffee and a ribbon of chocolate sliding through all of it.
Taste: Peanuts forward, malty chocolate, citrus and pine hops. Hint of woody spice.
Mouthfeel: Moderate to light body, being a stout fancier I would wish this had more of a mouth coat to it but as a porter it is good and rich. Not something I would knock back a 6 pack of but a one of thing to enjoy in an evening.
Overall: Good slow evening sipper. Might cloy if you want to sit and drink a bunch of something.

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a stout glass.

Pours black. Not as much head as I expected and it didn't linger long.

Smells exactly like peanut butter and chocolate. Really good blend of both flavors with peanut butter being more dominant.

Chocolate taste upfront with mild carbonation. Mellows into a rich peanut butter flavor that lingers on the finish.

Good mouthfeel. A little lighter than I was expecting. Not very thick. Easy to drink.

Expect exactly what's on the bottle: chocolate and peanut butter. Good dessert beer.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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 JerzDevl2000
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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 zookerman182
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is dark brown with a two finger light brown head.
Aroma is heavy peanuts and milk chocolate.
Flavor is dominant milk chocolate with peanuts on the back end.
Mouthfeel is medium and crisp.
Overall a great example of a peanut butter chocolate beer.

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Photo of rcairney1
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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 57md
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown with golden edges. The half finger of head dissipated very quickly. There is a sweet note to the nose and also something else that is sadly reminiscent of cardboard. The body is fairly thin for the style and the roast profile is mild to say the least. The flavor profile also includes something off and fake tasting. The fake taste lingers into the finish.

This offering does not make me feel very blissful.

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Photo of godlessape
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
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 GarthDanielson
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown-to-black coloring with a thin, sparse, light tan head. Steady flow of carbonation throughout the body, too. Aromas of fresh baked chocolate brownies, peanut bitter rich and sweet, roasted notes, and a subtle sugary highlight. Flavors are subtle roasted chocolate, bittersweet, with a peanut butter backbone that is richly sweet. Nice balance, with a hint of roasted coffee. Mid-bodied, slightly dry, and smooth in mouth. The aftertaste is a solid blend of chocolate and peanut butter, again both sweet and slightly dry. The finish is smooth, dry, and with a solid linger. Decent brew for the flavor profile, and fits the style well.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Melt into another dimension with Terrapin's newest Side Project... 'Liquid Bliss'. This chocolate, peanut-butter porter concoction flows like a river of self-indulgent righteousness deep into the depths of your innermost childhood memory. Turn on, tune in, and drop out of this world for a tongue tripping experience of flavors never before so eloquently combined in a liquid or solid form. Unlock your inner zen and delve into the Yin and Yang of two decadent flavors. Focus on the harmonic togetherness of chocolate and peanut butter as it takes you to a place that you never thought possible, a 'Liquid Bliss'." Brewed in the style of an American Porter with Chocolate and peanut butter added. Originally brewed as side project 18 in Terrapin's lineup, this one-time brew from November 2012 has been re-released as a year round available in 12 oz. 6 packs, replacing recently discontinued Tree Hugger.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served north of 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a milk chocolatey brown head of a creamy froth consistency over a very dark brown body, near black. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Aromas of lightly roasted malt, mild toasted caramel malt, a wave of earthy, robust peanut butter with a nutty sweetness and a dash of cocoa nibs for complexity. The chocolate and peanut aspect are just about as easy to discern as one might imagine, very forward and in-your-face. Potency is high. 3.75

(Taste) Peanut notes are strong, generating an earthy sweetness, paired with a dry cocoa powder profile. Bready caramel aids in a thicker body. There is little to no hop character to compliment the profile of the peanut butter and chocolate. Finish is mildly dry with a subtle chalkiness. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is medium-full, chewy. Carbonation generates a soft frothiness for a creamy texture. The body is medium+ for a porter and medium+ overall. Balance is sweet over bitter. Alcohol presence is light. 3.75

(Overall) A very interesting and enjoyable porter, worth a try for anybody who takes an interest in peanuts and their potential role in beer. Best enjoyed fresh. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Terrapin Liquid Bliss

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-black with a little tan head that leave a light lace
S-roast, peanut butter, and Chocolate
T-sweet chocolate, peanut butter, with a nice roasted hop aftertaste that fades back to a chocolate flavor
M- full body, and low carbonation
O-the peanut butter was light and the roasted taste was heavy, and it had some interesting smell and flavor

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Photo of papajohn56
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smell is just like opening a jar of peanut butter. Pours a dark brown with very little head that is tan in color. Taste starts off with a very strong flavor of dark chocolate and only hints of peanut butter on the finish. However, as the beer warms, the peanut butter taste truly begins to shine. I recommend drinking this beer only slightly cooler than room temperature.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark brown body with a few glimmers of ruby when it catches the light. Modestly-sized, light beige head.

Smell: Dark maltiness, hints of sweetish chocolate, caramel and gentle roast mingled with the butter whats made of peanuts. Thin sliver of dark fruitiness.

Taste: Chocolate laced dark malts with the growing peanut butter flavor surrounding it like a German death squad. Hints of black olive, dark fruit. Rise of blonde caramel. Minimal hop character and bitterness. Semi-dry finish, soft in feel, with lingering flavors of peanuts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Agreeably sleek mouthfeel.

Overall: Better than anticipated! Admittedly, while I don't have any particular beef with p-butter, I've never really reveled in it. As a kid, I ducked PBJ sandwiches and would readily trade away Reese's Peanut Butter Cups come Halloween.

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Photo of Jacurdy60
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a deep brown color that almost looks black. Head is toffee colored and thin. Retains well and leaves little lacing.

S-The peanut butter comes through strong and smells like actual peanut butter. Not artificial smelling at all. Faint milk chocolate comes through with a roasty smell as well.

T-Chocolate comes through more here and the peanut butter fades. This is where it actually presents itself as a classic porter-roasty, a little burnt tasting with chocolate and semi-sweet molasses. Peanut butter is on the back burner but still present.

MF-Creamy at first with a semi-dry finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O-Damn tasty. The peanut butter taste is authentic and is complemented well by the chocolate and roasted flavors. Well balanced. Probably my second favorite Terrapin brew behind WnB.

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Photo of halo3one
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark with a medium to light tan froth, minimal lacing

S - A lot going on here with the chocolate, peanut butter, and malt

T - Seems like everything is fighting instead of being..."Bliss"ful, sweet and bitter

M - Full bodied

O - It's okay but experimental, would need to be in the right mood

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Normally I'm hesitant to purchase a 6 pack of beer, that I haven't tried before. Just in case the beer sucks, and I'm then left with 5 beers that I guilt-drink since I'm a 21-year-old at heart who doesn't believe in wasting booze. But I took a gamble on a pack of Liquid Bliss, and now I'm glad I did get a 6 pack, since it's pretty darn tasty.

The smell is very nice - notes of peanut and chocolate. Which actually matches the taste too. The peanut flavor is very light and the beer isn't overly sweet. It's nice, nutty and chocolatey.

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Photo of Dreizhen
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery Poured into a terrapin snifter. Multiple samples. Reviewing from notes.

Appearance: Dark, hazy, thin head that dissipates at a normal rate.

Smell: Peanut butter, hints of coco. Little malt. Very nice. Makes me think of a chocolate peanut butter milkshake.

Taste: Peanut butter up front, but fades into layers of chocolate and malt, which develop equally as the flavor profile progresses.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, almost creamy. Maybe a bit of the peanut butter milkshake carryover. A little carbonation, to boot.

Overall: One of my favorite porters. Makes a great desert beer but still quite drinkable in large amounts. Like all eight pours at the brewery tour. Multiple times.

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Photo of jlindros
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light creamy fizzy head, fades almost instantly, very dark but bit of light coming through.

Nose nice peanut butter, roasted peanuts, bit of toasty and light powdered chocolate, light bready.

Taste is sticky syrupy sweet almost a mess of molasses sugar. Peanut butter again, light toasty nuts, very light watery powdered cocoa, light nutty and touch of bread. Thin but syrupy. Finish is dry but watery and light sticky, light bitterness and watery chocolate and but of peanut butter.

Mouth is med to thin bodied, decent but lighter carb.

Overall interesting to try, nice peanut butter flavors, but just way too thin and watery, and choc even tastes watered down, and it has that molasses sugar mess flavor which also adds a bit of meh.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewed about 6 months ago I found a lone bottle of this at the Bermuda in Lower Burrel for 10 bucks total. Going into this I expect some peanut butter taste and balanced roast.

A - Still quite carbonated giving me a 1/4 inch of deep mocha head atop of one dark looking beer almost pitch except for a bit of ruby hue at the base. Head pulls back to a decent sticky looking lace ring.
S - Getting some mild peanut or almond but mostly strong roasts, and bittersweet chocolates are dominant in the aroma.
T - The peanuts really do take some of the bitter edge off of the hops and roasty base. Not as sweet at all so you never really get chocolate more of a dry chalky cocoa taste.
M - I could feel the peanut oils in my mouth this beer is light to medium in body not too dry or sweet. If anything it could use more carbonation but thats forgiven since the beer is over 6 months old.

Like others stated I wish the peanut butter would have been a bit stronger in this but it is present giving you some peanut oil sweetness that adds some complexity to the base porter. A very well done experimental beer.

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Photo of tut2528
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pours completely jet black, there a slight film that is created worth of head (if you even want to call it that) with very minimal lacing.

S: chocolate, nutty, smokey/burnt malt, with a strong creamy lactose in the background. pretty

T: dull and basic. subtle chocolate, and huge amount of nuttiness. also a strong lactose sugar in the finish.

M: so much water! this is way too light and if there was a bit more viscosity this could be a much better brew. doesn't leave much on the palate either.

O: glad to have tried this brew out as it sounded very intriguing. but Terrapin missed the mark on this side project.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Sam for this one. An interesting beer that I've wanted to try for a while. 22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger light mocha head with poor retention. Beer is an opaque, pitch black. No lacing with very thin legs. Just below average.

Nose is chocolate, lactose, cocoa, and just a splash of peanuts and peanut shell. Moderately aromatic but it works nicely.

Opens chocolate, lactose and roasted malt. Peanut aroma and flavor lingers in the background. More chocolate and coca cola in the middle. End is peanut, chocolate, and more lactose. Aftertaste of roasted malt. Pretty simple but just as promised. And its better than I expected.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lively with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down smooth. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Even though this one's got ample carbonation, it comes across very smooth, really helping to integrate the flavors.

A big want of mine ever since I heard about it, Liquid Bliss delivers exactly what I want it to. I wish the peanut flavors were a bit more pronounced but this beer is well balanced overall and the aroma and body carry the flavors over beautifully. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cola dark black glass, has a little transparency at the edges that show some clear white light that highlights the tight thin halo or bubbles. The head died off pretty quickly, often an issue with beers that try fatty flavors (peanut here).

Smell: I started too cold, but it's giving me some chocolate stout whiffs. Chocolate is sweet but evaporates in a light alcohol vapor.

Taste: The dry porter base is a solid beer, no flaws, is slightly sweet with a rich malt flavor. The chocolate note is like Hershey's syrup but dries out with a astringently dry finish that leaves it a bit powdery. There's a big peanut on the label, but I'm missing it here in the flavor. Can't say as I've had a peanut beer before, but I just don't taste it. What is here is a solid porter with a nice chocolate flavor. The cola soda color thing has me tasting some of that too.

Mouthfeel: Light body, slick texture, dry finish. Carb level is a bit low for my tastes, but within range for a porter.

Overall: Yum! My main beef is that it's a little lifeless in the feel. Taste is chocolate goodness, but a bit sweet for the full bomber. Makes it a good one to share, or sip slow, which the carb issue becomes more of a factor with.
Cheers to Terrapin and their side projects, I'll take all I can get.
Thanks to Illudium for the beer!

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Photo of GallowsThief
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
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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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,525 ratings.
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