Terrapin Liquid Lunch (Side Project Vol. 25)
Terrapin Liquid Lunch is an American Porter. This is essentially their Liquid Bliss Peanut Butter Porter with raspberries added.
This pours with a basically black color, with a nice two finger head. The aroma is actually very similar to a PB&J sandwich. The jelly (raspberry) is strongest, but I am getting a good bit of peanut butter and white bread in the aroma as well. The taste losses all of that balance. The raspberry is totally dominate in the flavor along with a touch of chocolate, a little bit of peanut butter comes out after the beer warms for a while. Honestly, I don’t see how this is supposed to taste like a PB&J at all.
Look, if you really like raspberries and some notes of chocolate you are going to love this beer. For me it is a bit of disappointment. I have to give the brewers credit though since they really nailed the aroma, this smelled a lot like a “jelly heavy” peanut butter and jelly sandwich!