jflopsu (1044) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with light tan head. Has a strong chocolate aroma. Taste is strong with cocoa beans, grains, and light nuts and coffee. A creamy texture and lingering chocolate taste.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Peanut butter, toffee, and chocolate aroma - like a Butterfinger. Dark brown with minimal head. Lightly sweet peanut butter toffee and chocolate malt flavor. Good body. Very tasty.
Christpuncher (2599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is decent porter, but the peanut bitter is just too overpowering. Really masks the roasted malts. Smells like peanut butter. Pours thick and black like motor oil
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tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Pour. I liked a couple of other pb/choc ones better. Brown with thin head. Smells like dark fruits plus nuts. Taste is roasty and bitter. Not as chocolatey or nutty as promised, but not bad.
skmikeg (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pouts black with brown hues with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of peanut butter, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and sweet malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma with some nice peanut butter and chocolate notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, semi dry, medium finish. Overall, a tasty porter that is’nt overly sweet like a lot of beer brewed with penut butter.
solidfunk (6843) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like a dark chocolate peanut butter bar. Pours black with OK head. Light bitter, toasty finish. Ok but not my thing. Tap at pizzeria paradiso.
Jdoc9022 (10) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 Everything you would want from what it's name. It's fun to drink and doesn't leave me missing that full body flavor.
Getbetter (1029) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle into a plastic cup. The pour is a dark red with a white head. There is a strong peanut butter aroma with a chocolate peanut butter taste.
Chad9976 (1606) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t mind if a “novelty” beer becomes a trendy beer as long as it’s tasty. Terrapin’s Liquid Bliss is the second chocolate and peanut butter beer I’ve had in recent months and hopefully it won’t be the last. Though I can’t say it’s as good as the other beer I tried, it still works as a novelty brew that doesn’t grow old.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had an expiration date of 7/14/15 and was sent to me from a friend in Florida (thanks, Mike!).
Appearance: Seemingly opaque black with light brown highlights. Pours to an average size, dark tan, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.
Smell: Almost identical to Reese’s Peanut Butter cups: chocolate and peanut butter candy. Some roasted malt.
Taste: This beer is a porter at the core and it certainly tastes as such. Up front there’s a lightly sweet sensation of dark malt, but without deeply roasted flavor or dry bitterness. I detect a mild milk chocolate flavor, but not overly sweet or of vanilla per se. The second half is the best part as the peanut butter flavor emerges and it tastes a lot like candy. It’s strong at first, but seems to weaken as I drink on. I also notice a faint tanginess right as it finishes. I’m not sure what’s accounting for that. Otherwise, the palette is rather repetitive, which is fine because the flavors present are enjoyable. Not quite the liquid indulgence I was hoping for, but a nice sweet beer that’s not cloying.
Drinkability: The first thing I noticed about Terrapin Liquid Bliss wasn’t the chocolate and peanut butter taste but the surprisingly thin and tepid mouthfeel. At 6.1% ABV, this should be approaching a full-bodied brew, but it comes across as medium-light. Perhaps it was brewed with lactose sugar, or maybe it’s a little under-carbonated. I will say that it’s smooth and very easy to throw back. It leaves no discernable aftertaste, though.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, Pavilion discount beverages, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Pours a nice dark chocolaty black with a tan head. Big milk chocolate aroma mixed with a caramel sweetness and peanut nuttiness. Nice. All nutty peanut butter up front - well done getting this to come across. Lots of chocolate ion behind that and some roast, over a medium to thin body. Sweet - might be a bit much, but balanced quite well overall. This is a very nice dessert and is well made - easily could have been a gimmick and/or gone wrong, but this is one solid unique porter that delivers on the name.