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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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Reviews: 226 | Ratings: 1,498
Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black in glass with about a finger of rich tan head. Peanut butter dominates the nose with a hint of chocolate. A complex and balanced flavor profile with rich malt and chocolate notes. Peanut butter lingers in the background nicely. Medium bodied and not overly sweet. This beer exceeded my expectations and is an interesting twist on the porter style.

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Photo of reop013
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is your typical porter; heavy flavor with the standard coffee like feel to it. The peanut butter taste is subtle, but present if you give yourself the time to savor it. Recommended if you want to try something new and fun.

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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 GreesyFizeek
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a half inch mocha head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells intoxicatingly of real peanut butter and chocolate, roasted nuts, a little bit of coffee, and roasted malt.

I generally think peanut butter beers are gimmicky, but this one is done well. The peanut butter is well integrated and tasty, with a good bitter roastiness to offset the sweetness, a good amount of dark chocolate, and roasted malt.

This is medium bodied, but thick enough for the ABV. Low carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

One of the better peanut beers that I've had.

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

Terrapin "Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "3.1.2015 14323.324"

Well it looks like I'm just under the wire for the "BEST IF ENJOYED BY" date on this one. I don't notice any oxidation or find any flaws.

I'm surprised that this beer has so many negative reviews, and so many very good reviews. It must be the "style", or perhaps a misunderstanding of what it is. Regardless, it must have done well enough that Terrapin took it from one of their "Side Project" beers into full time production.

Personally I think this is one of the best peanut butter beers on the market (although it actually uses a peanut extract). There's enough PB that you get it clearly in the nose, and clearly in the flavor, but then it becomes just another component (nutty) as the chocolatey malt steps forward. So perhaps it's too sweet for some, and I could agree with that if it was a standard porter, or maybe even just a "chocolate porter", but as a "chocolate peanut butter porter" you kind of have to expect that it's a little sweet. And yet it's not quite a full-on dessert beer - you can drink one of these and not find it cloying. So I guess it's one of those beers that you either like or don't like because you can't really argue that it's not to style. If you found a defect, that would be one thing, but as it's currently designated, as long as it roughly fits into the "porter" guidelines... "all's fair in love and war".

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

Poured into a regular ol' pint glass. Bottle said to enjoy by early March, 2015. Drank the beer on 29 October 2014.

Look: Pours a deep chocolate brown with a one finger head that settles down to a thin layer of bubbles that remain for the duration. Looks like a porter should. No lacing.

Smell: Picking up a chocolate-type aroma- more like baker's chocolate than a candy bar. Not overpowering, but center stage. Nice.

Taste: Pretty neat; the cocoa-chocolate stands out in a good way. It's the main force, but not overbearing, much like it is in the nose. The rest of the flavors play backup to it, and do so in complementary fashion. Try as I may, I can not find any peanut butter in it. Weird thing is, when I don't look for it, it kinda appears- still can't say I really taste it, but when I'm not focusing on trying to find it, I just know it's there. (Ghost pb for Halloween?)

Feel: Pretty close to what a perfect porter should feel for me. It has some weight to it, but not approaching that of a good stout.

Overall: A very pleasant surprise. Pretty much picked this up because it was fresh and felt like giving something different a try. I had my doubts about the peanut butter-ness of it, but it was creatively done and the chocolate was well done, too. Don't imagine I'd pick up a sixer of it, but I can definitely seeing buying a single or two again.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with tan head. Chocolate and peanut butter on the nose, dominates it; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some roasted character and more chocolate.

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Photo of BEERchitect
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 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 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 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 tdm168
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black with a thin brown head that has decent retention

S - roasted malts, nutty, sweet

T - creamy, nutty, roasted malts, fruity, sweet

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This was an intriguing beer. It was nutty and had sweet fruitiness to it, but it was still had the typical porter qualities. It was a bit unique with the addition of peanut butter. I applaud them for trying something different. It's worth a try, but I won't be seeking this out again.

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Photo of DanJan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Very dark brown with a small cream colored head.

S: Roasted and dark malts with a hint of chocolate. A faint peanut scent as it warms.

T: Starts with roasty flavors upfront that quickly fades to chocolate and peanut butter. Almost like Reese's Puffs light.

M: Would like it to be a little stickier and last longer given the style but the flavors stay just long enough.

O: Pleasantly surprised with this one!

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Photo of Kromes
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pitch black with a finger's width brown head. A little bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Boiled peanuts dominate the nose along with a sweet roasted malt aroma and a touch of chocolate.

A toasted peanut and sweet roasted malt flavor. The flavors are nicely balanced, one is not stronger than the other. Well done. These flavors continue to the finish where a semi-sweet chocolate joins the party. The finish is smoky, roasted peanut chocolate.

Light bodied with low carbonation. Smooth feel to it.

Very impressed with the combination and balance of flavors. I would think that it would be difficult to find the right combination to blend all of these strong flavors together, but they pulled it off.

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Photo of Maltyduo
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome unexpected porter. Easily drinkable has everything you expect with notes of peanut butter in nose and taste. Subtle enough not to overpower and just enough hop bitterness to complement all that flavor.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black with a off white head. good retention and lacing.

the nose is dominated by peanut butter with a bit of roasted maltiness. taste is much lighter on the peanut butter than the nose - a nice subtle blend. subtle notes of chocolate and roasted malt as well

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Photo of Buschyfor3
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter

A: Deep, chestnut brown; opaque but not as imposing in visual presence as a stout; light, sandy colored head that bubbles to about a finger-thick depth on a vigorous pour but recedes to a small collar; soapy patches of lacing.

S: All peanut butter, as advertised; this has that sweet, slightly salty and unmistakably nutty aroma - like opening a can of Jif and inhaling deeply; many dessert beers aim to replicate a certain aroma or flavor, and Terrapin has got it nailed; searching deeper, there are also notes of cocoa, lightly roasted malts, and toasted bread.

T: Peanut butter comes through on the front end, with a richly roasted nutty flavor showcasing sweet creaminess and a nice touch of saltiness; mid sip the cocoa steps up, like bittersweet baker's cocoa with a slightly bitter edge to complement the sweetness; the chocolate peanut butter combo works well, but really shines through once the glass warms up - you really get that nice salty-sweet interplay; finish is slightly drying, with a strong nutty flavor overlaying lingering hints of cocoa, roasted malt and a nice toasted bread note.

M: medium-bodied slickness but not thick; seems appropriate for the style.

O: A solid, well-executed dessert-like porter from Terrapin that delivers a nice balance between sweet and nutty/toasted flavors. I'm generally more of a fan of stouts but this porter straddles the line between the two styles and does a good job capturing the flavors the brewers set out to showcase. Quite drinkable to boot - makes for an enjoyable session.

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Photo of cmq103
4/5  rDev +5.3%

I picked up mixed brewery hand-picked variety pack at the Lawrenceville NJ Joe Canal’s. Among the beers was this Terrapin Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter 12-ounce bottle, which I poured into my Duvel Belgian Tulip glass for tasting purposes.

A: A semi-aggressive pour yielded a 1/2” beige head that quickly shrunk to a thin ring. This beer is dark drown with just a hint of light coming through my glass when held up in the air. Lacing tried its best to cling, but to no avail.

S: The aroma was that of sweet malt, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of oats. I didn’t catch any peanut butter though, which I was anticipating. After letting the beer sit for a few minutes and swirling the glass a few times, the chocolate aroma become more prevalent. I do catch just a hint of peanut butter, but it quickly goes away.

T: The malty dark chocolate bitterness starts if off. Weird, I really don’t get the peanut butter taste like I did when I had the Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus. I’ll be honest, I was really looking forward to having the chocolate peanut butter mix with each sip, but I don’t get it at all. Still it’s a pretty darn good “chocolate” porter. Vanilla caramel also comes to mind in the middle, but finishes dry and slightly bitter.

M: The carbonation is spot on, but I thought it was rather thin for a porter. The finish is clean and smooth. What remains on the tongue is a burnt taste, similar to what I get when I drink coffee. Not in a bad way though. The ABV was perfect. Not too high, not too low.

O: A pretty solid porter that I would buy and drink again. I really do like the Terrapin beers, especially the Moo Hoo and Wake “N” Bake. They are by far my two favorites from this brewery. With that said, I would have enjoyed this more with an additional peanut butter flavor. The chocolate was dominant and the peanut butter really just took a back seat.

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Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev +5.3%

The beer comes in a dark black color.

The aroma explodes of sweet peanut butter/nutter butter cookie. A light porter roasted malt in the back.

The flavor is quite different with an upfront light roasted malt and chocolate. A hint of peanut butter comes through as the beer then bitters out with some cocoa.

This is basically a well made porter with a peanut butter aroma, but not really in the flavor.

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Photo of M_J_Z
4/5  rDev +5.3%

I like (but don't love) Terrapin's Liquid Bliss. It's very drinkable and enjoyable. I've tried the variant with banana and raspberry and that one's nice; IMO, a step up from the regular version.

The regular could use a little more richness and chocolate, but I have no major complaints. It's a beer that I definitely could drink regularly. I won't say "no" to it!

I'm somewhat biased, since I love peanut butter & chocolate together, but this, IMO, is a beer that I have no problem rating 3.75-4 stars.

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Dark chocolate brown with a full finger of tan head. Lingers nicely. Little lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee with just a hint of peanut butter. Light not heavy in the mouth. Low abv. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with a hint of peanut butter. Very subtle and understated. Roasted malts. Finished light and clean. Pleasantly surprised. Very drinkable.

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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 Dope
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a good sized and fluffy light brown head. Fades at a moderate pace. Decent retention but almost no sign of lacing. Just a little splotch here and there.

S: Yeap, peanut butter/peanuts and lots of it. Fudgy too. Kinda reminds me of Nutella even though that's chocolate/hazelnut. Not much "beer" aroma but chocolate/peanut butter wins every time.

T: Well, pretty much what you'd expect. Chocolatey initially and then the peanut butter kicks in. Lingering chocolate aftertaste.

M: A touch thin (only 6.7% ABV) but very smooth and creamy at the same time.

O: Simple and thin porter but it does exactly what it says it's going to do. Pretty much pure chocolate and peanut butter with good balance between the flavors. Thin but creamy mouthfeel, wouldn't have minded a bit thicker but it turned out well. Not much in the way of actual porter characteristics but given what they were going for, I call this one a success. Would love to try an imperial version of this with a thicker mouthfeel and stronger aroma/flavors.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with some tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted coffee and dark chocolate, with some copper hops and sweet peanut butter.
T: It tasted like roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter, with a little copper hops. It had a mild bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with a little carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: I was skeptical, but Terrapin pulled this brew off surprisingly well. The peanut butter character was obvious enough without over doing it, and it was well integrated with the chocolate and other flavors. The body was good, but could have been a bit bigger. The finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Fun beer.

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Terrapin Liquid Bliss from Terrapin Beer Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,498 ratings.
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