Brewery: Terrapin Beer Co
Location: Athens, GA
Brew: Terrapin Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
Merchant: GREEN’s Discount Beverages (Ponce)
Service: 6pk 12oz Bottles
Style: American Porter
Color: Black – SRM 39
Temp: A Chill 52°
Smell: Roasted peanuts, dark cocoa and Nutter Butter™ cookies
Taste: The pour is typical porter without much head but black as night. I love the smell and it’s strong. You can pick it up a few feet away. The first sip is smooth and silky with very low carbonation. The roasted malt flavor is first and makes way for dark chocolate. Then you exhale and the peanut flavor really comes up. It’s very well-balanced. This tastes a lot like a Dark Chocolate Reese’s™ Peanut Butter Cup®.
Halfway through the pint the hops dry it out and the mouthfeel gets thinner. It even gets somewhat salty, which I really like. This is a fantastic, rich and bold flavor profile rare to beer.
Pair with: No pairing. This is dessert.
September 1991. I drew from a tall, golden, hazy glass of a fresh and local hefeweizen in Bamberg Germany. Since then I've tasted more than a thousand brews.
Here in the Greater Atlanta area we're pretty fortunate. Our local heavies: SweetWater, Atlanta Brewing and Terrapin all do world-class work. But the scene goes much, much deeper. That's where I like to find fresh pints.
The goal is to draw attention to those finds on a 3-cap scale. Three seems simple but that isn't to say everything is great, average or terrible. Quite the contrary is the reality. I have come across very few craft/micro beers that are just no good. I assume these are all good beverages brew by good people with good intentions and you should as well. If I cross paths with a local brew that is truly terrible I won’t waste your time, or mine, writing a review.
3 CAPS: Hurry. This is a rare brew worth going out of your way to find. I swear it.
2 CAPS: A very good beer. Stands out as great in the style.
1 CAP: A decent brew that is average for the style.