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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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Reviews: 226 | Ratings: 1,498
Photo of jhartley
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a cuvee glass.

A-Deep dark brown almost black body with a thick 2 finger head full of tan bubbles. Dissipated fairly quickly to a thin head on the top. Left a small amount of lacing.

S-Tons of roasted peanut and chocolate aromas.

T-Dark chocolate right away, not a lot roasted peanut taste surprisingly, just enough on the end. Finishes like a nutty brown ale.

M-A little thin and watery, not a whole lot of carbonation.

O-A pretty good beer, nothing spectacular, but all in all a good representation of a beer quite a few brewers are trying: chocolate peanut porter/stout.

Best by December 6, 2014.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As a sucker for novelty-type beer I was happy to find/try this. Certainly better than some others of this genre--the Duclaw version coming immediately to mind--but at the end of the day, not very memorable or something I'd seek out again. There was some choco in the nose--perhaps some nut as well. No head or lacing to speak of. Got a little choconut-flavor / residual sweetness upfront that turned into a somewhat bitter finish. Did have a pretty full/creamy mouthfeel. Came off a bit like a so-so milk stout for me personally.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

The body sits a dark brown, near black with a tan head that falls quickly. No lacing left behind whatsoever. I let this warm up to room temp to try and get the peanut butter to pop. A thick layer of dark chocolate with some lactic sweetness. Peanut butter is extremely muted. On the palate, layers of dark chocolate and lactic sweetness roll over the tongue. Peanut butter comes through a little bit, but is still faint. I get more of a salty peanut shell flavor than true peanut butter. Smooth, creamy feel, medium body. Low carbonation. Good feel overall. A bit of lingering bittersweet chocolate. This is a nice porter, but doesn't hit on the advertised flavors in the way I was hoping.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a dark brown with a two finger dark tan head that quickly fades and leaves a thin layer across the top of the beer. Eh, the head was gone pretty fast...blah, but to be expected

S- a lot of peanuts come through in the nose...not peanut butter mind you, but peanuts, of the boiled variety. Not getting any chocolate to speak of. Eh....

T- as it warms, I get more of the chocolate than initially when it was cold...as for the peanut butter, it comes across more as a peanut taste than the sweetness you'd expect from the peanut butter. Not sure it delivers like I'd expect

M- medium bodied, on the thicker side.

O- not a bad beer, but I've had better chocolate peanut butter beers lately. This falls short.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Terrapin Liquid Bliss has a thick, tan head, a very dark brown appearance, with lighter brown showing as the light clips the edges, lots of roiling gray chunks, and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet malt, peanut butter, and some chocolate, but the flavor doesn’t really present this so much. In the taste I found an underlying peanut butter and chocolate, but not an overt presence. Mostly, it is dark malt, a sort of unpleasant bitterness, and no real sweetness. Alcohol is not picked up. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Terrapin Liquid Bliss finishes powdery and bitter. It is more like liquid disappointment. Certainly, not bliss.


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Photo of mntlover
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Well this is confusing new to this weird rating system. Guess reviewing days are over :( Looks like a porter. Smells like it should I would say stale peanut butter cups with a dash of earthy hops. Taste is the same, porter like with added resse's cups. Brew is pretty much like it says it is, just a little too weird for me to want to have again.

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Photo of JayQue
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My second peanut butter stout. Probably not my thing but this one is a whole lot better than Sweet Baby Jesus. Pours a dense brown color with a medium size tan head. Head retention is pretty good and there is some lacing on the glass.

Smell is pretty good. The chocolate and the peanut butter work well. THe peanut butter smell is authentic and pleasant.

Taste is a letdown. There is an aftertaste that goes with peanut butter and malt. With Sweet Baby Jesus it was metallic and very unpleasant. With this beer, it is a fairly mild unpleasant aftertaste. The peanut butter, chocolate and malt taste pretty good.

Mouthfeel is rich and a little sweet. The aftertaste takes away some points.

On the whole not too bad but this is not one I would seek out again

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid sweetness. Had as a dessert beer. 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Enjoy by date of 4-22-15. Chocolate-y with some peanut butter in the finish.

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Photo of cackalacky
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hmm. Interesting.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

The peanut butter smell is quite pronounced, and it's not a particularly good quality peanut butter smell. The taste is a bit more subtle, and the chocolate adds balance. I may need to try another to adequately judge, but I'm a bit disappointed. Overall, not an undrinkable porter by any stretch...but I'll probably give a couple away to friends.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Poured into a snifter

A: Blackish with burgundy highlights. A tan half finger head that dissipates fast. Not much lacing.

S: Nutty, chocolate-y.

T: Semi-sweet chocolate mixes with peanut butter with a dark chocolate finish.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. A bit watery.

O: Not as Blissful as I was hoping for. The chocolate was confusing as it melded with the peanut butter. I think I prefer just the peanut butter.

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Photo of brentk56
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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Photo of tillmac62
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

BBD 3/11/15. Pours almost black with a normal head, below normal lacing and retention. Very nice nose of peanuts and chocolate, much like a Reeses Cup. Light medium body (barely) with a somewhat smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is a let down from the nose. It begins with a stale peanut flavor that fades into a light bitterness. As the bitterness fades in the middle, a light dark chocolate bitterness comes forth. The finish is a lingering slightly sweet flavor of roast and stale peanuts.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peanut butter, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts up front, peanut butter at the finish, some light notes of chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but I was hoping for a little more peanut butter and chocolate.

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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 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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Photo of flagmantho
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich, dark brown with apparently plenty of haze. Head pours a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Pretty nice!

Smell: roasty porter aroma with definite chocolate and peanut notes. One of the nuttiest beers I've smelled. It's a bizarre combination, and while I'm not 100% sure how well it works for me, it is definitely as-advertised.

Taste: much like the aroma, in that there is definitely a peanut butter character and a chocolate character here. The sweetness actually renders a bit of a hazelnut effect. It's decent, and definitely an interesting experiment, but it doesn't really grab me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a nice, rich creaminess. Quite good indeed.

Overall: again, an interesting beer, and certainly drinkable in its way. But this particular nutty combination is not for me.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a fairly bubbly head that is a creamy dark tan color that is a bit black like chocolate milk. The beer itself is a very dark brown with a pretty slick surface. The smell is a mixture of peanut butter and dark chocolate that is very pleasing to the nose. The sweet dark chocolate is dominated by the peanut butter but it is still pretty good. The taste, however, is a little bit disappointing. The taste is only a mere shadow of the smell. The peanut butter is much weaker and barely there while the dark chocolate does not seem to exist. Rather, the taste has a somewhat unpleasant taste that resembles watered down peanut butter. The mouthfeel is a bit watery and not very pleasant and barely any carbonation. Overall, this Terrapin is like every other Terrapin I've had; the beer has a promising smell but disappoints in the tastes and mouthfeel.

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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 bum732
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

S: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, raw, earthy peanuts. Reminds me of Reeses pieces.

L: Dark black, light tan carbonated head that dissipates.

T: Peanut up front with some chocolately, light malt. Low bitterness with some milk chocolate. finishes semi-sweet with some residual peanut.

M: Medium light bodied, medium carbonation.

Not bad, really light, I wouldn't mind a little more body and viscosity. Pretty good throughout, i really enjoyed the peanut taste, didn't expect too either.

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Photo of avalon07
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of peanuts, malt, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of malt, chocolate, the advertised peanut butter, and light hops in the finish. Not a particularly bad flavor, but it isn't quite pushed far enough. Could have been better.

M: A below average amount of carbonation with a very smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This a beer that is better in concept than it is in execution. It has some good elements, but simply isn't quite there. Drinkable, but only just so.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Poured a dark brown bordering black color. Off white head.

SMELL: Smell of chocolate and peanut butter. A bit of coffee and vanilla around the edges,

TASTE: Peanut flavor, a bit of cocoa and char. Slight twang but not too bad. Would certainly suffice if you're into the chocolate, peanut butter porter thing.

FEEL: Full bodied well carbonated.

OVERALL: Very tasty peanut butter ale. A niche beer, and definitely not for everyone, but certainly good for what it is.

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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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Photo of zac16125
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a mug

A: Pours a thin appearing dark brown with lightening on the edges and 1.5 fingers width of mocha colored head. Leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Boiled peanuts and peanut butter aromas dominate. Milk chocolate. It does, indeed, smell like a reese's cup. I honestly dont get how others are't picking it up. In fact, its all I smell. Maybe a hint of roasted malt to go along with it, too. Aroma is great, but not very bold so it loses points.

T: Follows the nose, except chocolate is the most prominent flavor with peanuts taking a back seat. A hint of vanilla and bakers chocolate bitterness. Taste good, but like the aroma the taste is muted.

M/D: Really the down side of this beer. It is very thin. Carbonation is low, which helps give it a smooth feel and somewhat improves the mouthfeel, but theres almost no body to it at all. Drinkability is high.

O: Unlike others, I didn't have particularly high expectations for this one, as Ive never really been blown away but a standard (non-Baltic/low ABV) porter. So that being said, I was quite satisfied with is. My main complaint is it just needs to be bigger, from top to bottom. Stronger flavors and aromas, and a thicker body and this one could be special . The potential is there, and they did a good job bringing out the peanut characters, it overall just a little weak for my liking. But then again I am a whore for big beers. That being said, I really did enjoy it.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep chocolate brown color with a soapy mocha colored lacing ring.

S - Peanut butter and chocolate and a subdued aroma overall.

T - Chocolate and peanut butter intermingled with the Porter style.

M - Medium thin body with some lip smacking stickiness.

O - Very subtle flavor.

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