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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,742 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,742
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 153
Gots: 417 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012

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Photo of LittleDog
4.61/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Suprisingly good. Very tasty with excellent aroma and smooth mouthfeel.

Photo of walaguh
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewStrong2156
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice and bubbly tan head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is an opaque black with a nice texture to it but comes off a little less slick than other porters.

The beer smell is simply indulgent but not very complex. The min notes seem to be chocolate and peanut butter. The peanut butter is exceptionally strong. There also appears to be a very light roasted note in the smell but that might actually be the peanut butter.

The beer taste is very similar to the beer smell. The main notes appear to be chocolate and peanut butter. The taste is a bit more complex than the smell, however. The taste also has a stronger roast note as well as a slight hop bitterness to it in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is pretty good, if not a bit light for a porter. The beer is heavy bodied with enough carbonation to give a bit of texture. The feel is smooth.

Overall, a fairly decent porter and one worth getting. Personally, I think this is one of the better Peanut Butter porters out on the market. I definitely recommend getting this beer if you can.

Photo of ascags
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fubar94
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer, but is so much better draft. The bottle loses some of the flavor that makes it so special.

Photo of Csikic93
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (no date) served in a snifter.

Appearance: Very black (more like a stout) letting no light through. Thin light tan ring of foam with some thick strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Definite chocolate and peanut butter - a lot like a baked brownie in aroma with some sweet sugary notes and a solid backing of peanuts. There is a roasty quality under it all as well.

Taste: Quite sweet, but just short of cloying. Very much like a dark chocolate and peanut butter brownie/ cake, with some mild coffee notes. The finish is bitter and surprisingly dry.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, little bit thick, dry finish. Very much like a porter in mouthfeel.

Overall / Drinkability: Definitely a dessert beer. Scratch that - the beer is desert. You may be able to pair this with something else like ice cream or maybe a burger, but even then I'm not sure about that. I'm of two minds on this beer - the aroma is great and its a neat treat, and yet one I'm finding is more than enough with this beer - I'm not inclined to have more. It could be that because I had this after being already full from dinner that this is just too much, so I need to give it another try next time I find it, it for no other reason than to savor that amazing aroma. So a good beer, but maybe to extreme for me. I've had other dessert beers that I finished and wanted more - not this one though.

Photo of chicagoish
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tony_R
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Domvan
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Westyn
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not as much of a peanut butter taste as I was expecting but still a great bottle that doesn't rely on a "gimmick" factor.

Photo of Mojo
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fastwalker19
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep muddy brown, with a caramel colored head - good retention.

Smells of peanut butter, chocolate, and malt.

Taste is peanut butter followed by bitter chocolate rounded out with some faint coffee notes. It has an almost yeasty malt after taste. This is a solid Porter, but not great.

Photo of Nublife
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing porter, definately recommend to anyone

Photo of yaksurf
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of qcghost
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amick_wheeling
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and delicious. Lingering aftertaste.

Photo of MidloRapid
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,742 ratings.