Terrapin Liquid Bliss | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Liquid BlissTerrapin Liquid Bliss

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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 czfreeman
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown-black tone. Ruby around the edges in the sunlight. Beautiful creamy head, picture perfect porter
Smell is upfront Peanut butter/chocolate.Many complaints I've read were the aroma is more of roasted peanuts than PB, but I've let my bottle age a few months.
Peanut butter, chocolate, cookies, Reese Cup, Nutella, coffee...all in one whiff..wow
Flavor is amazing! Reese cup, nutella, cookie again all mixed with a silky mouthfeel. A stout would have been too heavy to allow all flavors to showcase themselves.Terrapin made a good call by making this mixture into a porter.
Mouthfeel is medium, allowing the peanut butter chocolate blend to really shine through, finishing lighter with a lingering finish of Reese's on the palate.
Well executed,well balanced, anyone that can make something like Wake-n-bake can pull this off.
For what they were going for, they did a great job.
Let those bottles sit a minute before opening

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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 jjamadorphd
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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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 Dykemyster17
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This porter does not take itself to seriously and that is why I love it! The aroma of this beer is simply "World Class" and the taste may not be as good but its good. Fun beer.

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Photo of Zach136
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, best by 4th week of March 2015. Reviewed 11/10/14.

Appearance: Pitch black with a thin beige head, no lacing.

Aroma: In order of decreasing intensity, peanut, roastey malt, chocolate.

Flavor: More chocolate porter forward than the nose may have you believe. Light drinkable roast and chocolate up front, with a pretty strong peanut finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, moderate carbonation, pretty drinkable.

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Photo of ClePaul
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 89/100

A nice and medium porter, has a faint chocolate and peanut butter taste. It's good, but perhaps the taste is a bit faint and 'small' for me. Although, it is very pleasant to drink. Defiantly worth a grab... However, I wouldn't likely go too far out of my way to find it~

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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 WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Pitch black nice mocha tan head, forms evenly across the sides of my chalice, Big peanut butter nose, dark roasted malt provides chocolate, this is good stuff...dessert in a beer. Flavor brings more peanut butter notes with dark chocolate better than Sweet Baby Jesus, roasted malt and the peanut butter flavor mesh so well this is a treat. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied not something I could drink in number but it's oh so tasty on the palate. Overall the type of dark beer I wanna get to know again and again, great stuff from Athens, GA!!!

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Photo of hophugger
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

A great flavored Porter. Color os extremely dark and head is nice and foamy off-white. Aroma is of malt and a cocoa-coffee blend. Taste is amazing with hints of toasted chocolate, penut butter, sweet malt, etc. The balance is great, as is the carbonation. The peanut butter flavor is just enough to add to the flavor without overpowering. Awesome !!

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Photo of HopintheSouth
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

My first shot at this, as I've wanted to taste it. On the nose sweet chocolate, toffee and peanuts. Malt balance and chocolate flavors stick out the most, very subtle hop in the back and more peanut/peanut butter in the nose than in the flavor. Overall, very tasty. I don't think I could drink 6 in a row, but a good dessert beer for sure. Well done

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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 imonhiatus
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

picked up a 12 pack sampler in PA enjoyed from the 22oz mega terrapin snifter. classic porter looks but nose and taste is straight up snickers. boom pow. gets better as it warms as u would expect. solid solid.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Very dark brown. Nearly opaque (some strong ruby highlights). Large bubble mocha head.
smell: Those Ga. boiled peanuts right up front. The chocolate is little more subdued but gives a full creamy base. Don't think I've ever smelled peanuts in a beer. This works.
taste: Again, peanuts front and center. Smooth porter.
overall: Gotta ratchet up the score on this fine experiment. This works and works well.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Black color with some interesting head characteristics. On first pour, a 1-finger fizzy brown head appeared and rapidly dissipated into a fountain of bubbles appearing at the surface of the beer. It was very, very effervescent. In fact, so effervescent that something really peculiar happened – the beer started forming its own head after the original one had dissipated. After finishing that glass and pouring the rest of the bottle in, some more conventional head characteristics were seen with a 1.5-finger bubbly tan head appearing. This time it had decent retention and even some lacing.

S – This does smell like liquid bliss. It smells like a Reese’s cup with silky milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter.

T – The taste is interesting in that different flavors seem to be accentuated with each sip I take. All at different points, I get sweet milk chocolate and lactose, salty and earthy peanut butter, and mildly bitter roasted dark chocolate-like malts. It’s interesting that this beer can be so many different things but seemingly not more than one at a time. If I try to put them all together, I get sweet milk chocolate and lactose coming first, followed by some peanut butter, giving way to some roasted barley, and finally finishing with more peanut butter.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with crazy carbonation at first that gives way to more reasonable carbonation later, a creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a sweet and earthy, salty, peanut-y finish. Peanut butter lingers for a short amount of time.

O – This is a good beer and could be a homerun if the flavors all came together. I don’t know why my tongue and palate seem to be playing tricks on me, but I can’t seem to get all the flavors to come together in a single sip. Nevertheless, this is a very tasty beer. I think Terrapin made the right decision in making this a porter. If it was an imperial stout, I’m afraid that the peanut butter taste may have been drowned out even more than it is already. I’d maybe like to see how this would do with a bigger base beer, but I’m happy with how it is now, too.

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Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a dark brown (not black, just well, dark brown) hue with a nice one finger mocha head that fades to leave thin clouds and a nice foamy halo.

S - The first deep inhale results in chuckling. Smells like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, it really does. No malts, no hops, ho roast, just chocolate and peanut butter. The aroma is a touch on the sweeter side.

T - Bah, not nearly as good as the nose, but there is alot going on here. Start is typical porter roasted malts and fainter chocolate with a heavy intermingling of raw peanuts. Sweetness begins to creep up and things turn towards the candy side. Chocolate becomes more prominent but tastes slightly artificial with a stronger Reeses Peanut Butter flavor coming across. Nice lingering peanut butter cup finish. While there is alot of different components none seem to really join together. Theres no blur or blending between flavors, its rather cut and dry. Roast, peanuts, chocolate, peanut butter.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the sharper side for me. Would like to see it more full and creamy.

O - Overall this was a very unique beer. Wish the flavours melded together more. I actually wish it was a bit sweeter too on the taste based off of how that nose was. That said, this 22oz bottle was a chore to get through. Fun beer.

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Photo of apokatastasis
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Entirely opaque dark brown liquid with a thin off-white head, exactly what this style should be.

Aroma: I was skeptical of if this beer would live up to its name but the aroma IS actual bliss. This smells exactly like chocolate peanut butter, with some rich roastiness. I'd almost rather just smell it than drink it.

Taste: Much more rich roasted malts in the taste than in the nose. The chocolate peanut butter is somewhat in the background. I actually wish these flavours were more in the forefront, but I do have to congratulate Terrapin for not loading the brew up with cheap syrups and artificial flavouring.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation, little viscosity. It could be a little thin at times, but it is not really noticeable.

Overall: This is an interesting beer, that manages to meld a fantastic aroma and an acceptable beer. It's worth it once just for the smell alone. Definite recommendation to fans of porters or Reese's.

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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 DraconusDesanctus666
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep brown/black pour with a finger of off-white head. smells of roasted grains, nuts, coffee, dark chocolate. the taste is where it's at with this one! holy crap, this is my first peanut butter beer, and i love it. has all the great qualities of a good porter AND MORE. chocolate, coffee, dark roasted grains, and the goodness of peanut butter (but more leaning towards the artificial reese's flavor, which i like even more!). medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. creamy mouthfeel with a chalky finish.

this is a solid beer from terrapin, and i believe not only my first peanut butter experience with beer, but my favorite experience with terrapin. most the qualities are above average, but the flavor did it for me.

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Photo of JohnnyI
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this at Cafe Craft in North Charleston, SC. Split the last remaining bottle in the joint with a friend. Poured in to a pint glass with a near black appearance and a thin coating of tan foam. Visible bursts of carbonation in the glass, like a cola. Obvious aroma of earthy whole peanuts, dirty shell and all. A little milk chocolate in the nose creates a nutty buddy appeal. Ok, now for the first sip... Roasted peanuts in the front with a tangy bitterness in the back. Mildly sweet chocolate undercurrent pulls it together. The aftertaste is like a freshly chewed mouthful of dry roasted peanuts with a lingering bitter dark chocolate wafer. The mouthfeel is a little thin, partially masked by aggressive carbonation. Overall, Terrapin has succeeded in creating a remarkable likeness to Little Debbie Nutty Bars. Perhaps not as sweet, but in the context of a beer it's tremendous. This one is lacking the silky, creamy texture or richness of my favorite porters but for what it is, it's great nonetheless. Hopefully they reign in the carbonation a little and add some depth to the body. If so, this could become a favorite of mine. That said, I'm a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter. Thank you to my own nutty buddy that let me split his beer.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Gimmicky, sure—but quite successfully so. Soft, airy mouthfeel, good dark-burn bitter porter notes, mild sweetness, and a potent Reese's aroma that luckily gives way to a more moderated, much cleaner peanut-butter-cup quality at the beer's heart. All of that is washed away nicely by mellow hop bittering and dry malt tones. If you're going gimmick, points are deserved for executing it with reasonable aplomb—and I'd say Liquid Bliss is deserving of such points, even if candied-up dark beers aren't in my personal wheelhouse.

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Photo of Suezotiger
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looked great in the glass, very dark brown with a caramel colored head that dissipated over a few minutes. Smell of chocolate and slight smell of peanut. Taste was nearly the same, dark malt, chocolate, and the peanut was most noticeable in the finish. Very nice to drink after dinner as more of a dessert substitute, might not pair well with food. Also not overly sweet for a beer of this variety

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Photo of chinchill
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 bottle with a BB date of Jan. 2015 notched on the label.
Pours thick, opaque and near black. Weak head.
Looks rich, and the aroma confimrs this, with the most nutty aroma I've ever run acoss in a liquid. Hints of chocolate and dark roasted malts too, which are much more apparent in the remarkable flavor. Still, more nutty than malty and more malty than chocolate. Excellent swee/bitter balance.

O: "flavors never before so eloquently combined in a liquid or solid form."? ... maybe. Superb.

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4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I originally shared a bomber of this with like 6 other people so I was very happy to find it in a six pack so I could do a proper review. Light brown head sits at an inch and a half atop of a silky black body. Nose is just incredible as the chocolate and peanut butter come through so vividly. The flavor is a bit thinner then the nose promised but still very nice. Sweet but not overly so. Soft syrupy chocolate plays up front as the peanut feel builds on the back of the palate. Drink this one closer to room temperature so that it really opens up.

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
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