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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,579 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,579
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 135
Gots: 307 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012)
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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap at VB3 in Jersey City; it was served in its own Sweet Baby Jesus! pint glass which showed off its very dark brown (think Tootsie Roll dark) color and small creamy tan head that faded slowly and left excellent lacing coating the sides.

Smelled of peanut butter, oats and roasted grains up front, with cocoa powder or coffee grind notes and a nice dose of nutty sweetness with some charred hints. It's basic porter nose allows the peanut butter aroma to be the star of the show, which worked well for me since I love peanut butter.

Taste is very similar to the nose but the peanut butter is dialed down quite a bit with more chocolate malt coming through, then oats, roasted nuts, roasted grains, cocoa powder, coffee grinds, little hints of syrup and a roasty bitterness. Like the nose the simplicity allows the peanut butter to be the star of the show, which was the point of this novelty brew which I think hit the mark for what it was trying to be.

Mouthfeel was light and smooth with mild bitterness, a little bit if a chewy feel and enough cocoa malts to compliment the peanut butter flavor and hide the ABV completely. Not sure I could have more than one per session, but I'd definitely recommend this and have it again.

Photo of Chrislovesbacon
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ShaneHarris
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

In general, I always think peanut butter chocolate porters sound and smell better than how they taste, or maybe I haven't found the right one yet, because I had higher expectations (especially from friends who had this beer before me). It was a good beer, but on the lower end of the porters on my list.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of OriolesFan
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jman42
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

A = Deep dark brown (seems black until you hold to the light) with a nice light brown head. Good lacing, but only a moderate head.

S = The peanut butter is dominant, followed by a nice chocolate aroma

T = More of a roasted coffee taste with some underlying chocolate. The peanut butter taste is nowhere near as obvious as it is in the aroma.

M = This is where I was disappointed. I really expected this beer to have a much thicker feel to it, but it is quite watery.

O = A nice beer. Something different. If they could figure out how to make it a bit thicker and get the peanut butter taste to be as prevalent as it smells they'd have a real winner.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of hanesie
1.92/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of JDW4195
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Had this on tap in Va. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is there's so much peanut butter, I can't drink it all day long. Otherwise, excellent beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.24/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,579 ratings.