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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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1,368 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 115
Gots: 221 | FT: 18
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 Darkmagus82
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep-deep brown color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell mixed with a whole lot of a milk chocolate aroma. Other sweeter smells of caramel and a rather potent showing of a roasted peanut butter smell also are in the aroma. A bit of coffee is there as well, producing an overall aroma of a somewhat drier peanut butter cup nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet milk chocolate taste with a moderate roasted malt and light coffee flavor. While little peanut butter taste is present upfront, it begins coming in soon after the initial flavors hit the tongue. All while this occurs, the sweeter flavors seem to get even sweeter with more milk chocolate and caramel coming to the tongue and with some of the coffee flavors dwindling. A little bit of a roasted bitter flavor joins the flavor at the very end of the taste leaving a nice and sweet chocolaty and moderately peanut buttery flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – For a porter of 6.5 % abv. this one is a little on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. For the sweeter milk chocolate and peanut butter flavors, a bit of a thicker body may have created a slightly better and more dessert like feel, but even said the higher carbonation was actually quite nice for the sweet flavors and made for a more easy drinkability in the beer. So with that the feel was fairly nice overall.

Overall – A nice sweet chocolate peanut butter cup brew with a good drinkability and abv. If the body was only a little bit thicker this would be spot on for a dessert brew. Even so this is really a quite nice brew overall.

Darkmagus82, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Kadonny
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: A medium to dark brown color with a one finger light brown head. Slight glass lacing.

S: Wow, peanut butter? For sure! I got lots of peanut butter and chocolate on the nose, some roasted notes and slight sweetness. Great smelling brew!

T: Well, I'm a little let down here based on the outstanding smell. The peanut butter flavor is really way more just plain nutty rather than peanut butter. Loads of hazelnut mix with dark chocolate flavors and some roasted flavor. Some toffee sweetness mixes with the nuttiness and chocolate as the finish turns slightly bitter with hops. Roasted flavor seems to linger in my mouth.

M: Medium, a little thin actually. Good carbonation, no alcohol.

O: I really wish the beer could have followed through with the peanut butter flavor as much as it had it on the nose, but alas it didn't. Still it was a very solid porter that was enjoyable.

Solid beer that I will buy again to have when I want something different, but not a beer I would drink regularly.

Kadonny, Jul 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Flexmar, Tuesday at 04:56 PM
Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

hoppyhoppy, Monday at 10:44 PM
Photo of Samp01
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours deep black with a thin beige head. Upon pouring a terrific aroma of chocolate peanut butter fills the nose. Amazingly the aroma slowly transfer to the taste as it warms up which is followed by some dark mild toasted malt and caramel. Palate is a full smooth and creamy body. The finish is more of the same but gets slightly richer as it warms up some more some mild bitter notes for balance. Overall a very tasty chocolaty peanut butter flavored brew. Very enjoyable to drink.

Samp01, Monday at 07:03 PM
Photo of WCW
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

WCW, Sunday at 05:24 AM
Photo of LittleDon
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I initially passed on buying this beer when I first saw it. I didn't think peanut flavors in a beer would work, even with a porter or stout. Surprisingly, DuClaw pulls it off exceptionally well. The look and feel are what would be expected in a porter, dark, light carbonation, medium body. Somewhat disappointingly, the head is on the small side and there is little lace. The peanuts come out predominantly in the aroma and in the taste middle to finish, where it is secondary to the roasted malt. The roast characteristics are more traditional porter, much lighter than some of the more recent "super" porters, such as Founder's Porter, that drink more stout like. The finish is mildly bittersweet, perhaps a bit too mild, with a bit of peanut earthiness.

LittleDon, Saturday at 10:53 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

CM31, Friday at 11:53 PM
Photo of MorganH
4.25/5  rDev +13%

MorganH, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Tsoley1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Nice taste of chocolate and penutbutter flavor...really enjoyed this one.

Tsoley1, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Lucular, Sep 24, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +22.3%

mattbooty, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Holdren84, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

dvmin98, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

bf7, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SonOfKyuss, Sep 21, 2014
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Ama4tf, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Anatole, Sep 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

Paydr0, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

bvdubn, Sep 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.76/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

So tasty. Like biting into a candy bar.

Philly_Dave, Sep 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

sampsonw, Sep 20, 2014
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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
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