Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is brewed by Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, Georgia
Brewmaster Spike Buckowski always loves 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! ABV: 6.7%. IBU: 23.
Hops: US Golding
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Crystal 85, Crystal 120, Chocolate Wheat,
Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Other: Peanut Butter, Boiled GA Peanuts, Olive & Sinclair Cocoa Nibs
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Appearance: 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.
Aroma: Nose is chocolate, lactose, cocoa, and just a splash of peanuts and
peanut shell. Moderately aromatic but it works nicely.
Taste: 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.
Mouthfeel: 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.
Overall: 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.
Terrapin Beer Company
Terrapin Beer Company was founded by Brian "Spike" Buckowski and John
Cochran. The two men actually wanted to develop their own brewery, in 1998,
before they had their own beer. After finally developing a beer the two were
contemplating names when Buckowski, a Grateful Dead fan, mentioned Terrapin.
The name comes from "Terrapin Station," which is a Grateful Dead album.
After three years of talking to bankers and investors to no avail, Spike and
John realized the only way to start Terrapin Beer Company was to begin as a
It released its first beer, the Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, in Spring 2002 at the
Classic City Brewfest. Six months later this beer, which was sold only in
Athens, Georgia, was awarded the American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the 2002
Great American Beer Festival. With demand for Terrapin growing daily, the
Rye Pale Ale was soon made available to beer fans in Atlanta, Georgia as
well. Soon after, Terrapin was chosen by producers of "Blue Ribbon" on
Turner South to be featured on a TV special about breweries in the South.
The viewers of this show voted Terrapin as the Best Brewery in the Southeast
by an overwhelming margin of 72%.