Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company
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4.56/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I asked the bartender @ McMenamin's Tavern in Mount Airy (Philadelphia) which was his favourite beer on tap, and he recommended this one. Just 2 words: OH, WOW. A chocolate-peanut butter stout. Basically, this felt like I was drinking an alcoholic, fizzy peanut butter cup.
Appearance: Lovely, just lovely- deep, dark black.
Smell: To be honest, the smell didn't really hint too much as to what was coming.
Taste: Here's where I said OH, WOW. You get a bit of maltiness with just a hint of hops, but the dominant taste is of the chocolate and, yes, peanut butter. I would never have dreamed that this would work, but, WOW, does it ever.
Mouthfeel: Amazingly, this beer didn't have anywhere near the heavy mouthfeel that I'd expected, given the taste.
I'm not sure I'd want to drink too many of these at a time- despite the reasonable ABV, it's definitely a dessert beer, not a session one. But, I'll DEFINITELY be ordering another one next time I see it on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 00:51:00 | More by ZorroZ
4.29/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
Pours near pitch black with a finger of mocha foam. Aroma is overwhelmingly peanut butter... it smell just like a Reese's Peanut Butter cup.
First sip is a rush of peanut flavor, with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. I wish there was more than that, but this tastes like roasted peanuts. The burnt roasty finish complements it well.
This is an interesting change of pace beer. At first I was skeptical, but this really pulls off the peanut butter flavor well, and somehow makes it seem like it has always belonged.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 03:41:11 | More by FickleBeast
3.5/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Dark sludgy coffee brown with a barely there layer of surface foam.
Roasty notes of chocolate malt and peanuts. Has a fresh peanut flavor, as far as quality of peanut butter goes. Smells semi-dry and a little musty. Two-note, if I may, and somewhat muddled. Missing those assertive porter aromas.
Tastes confused. Saltiness from the peanut and peanut butter flavors musses up the softer chocolate notes here. It's definitely more of a savory flavor with a showcase of the dry cocoa aspect of chocolate. I like the presence of the peanut additives, but it's rather dry. Not earthy, per se, but just a little dirty. Gritty, maybe. Could use a teaspoon of sugar to bring out the additions and soften what tastes like a mediocre hop flavor. Somewhat bitter, if not a little astringent.
Great body with a decievingly spiny carb level. Happy about this silken mouthfeel.
Eh, it's a porter that had a lot of promise; cut back by some ineccusable flaws. Doesn't drink good enough to have seconds.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 22:17:39 | More by thecheapies
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.