Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
3.64/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a bottle of this at Capone's the other day. Poured into a balloon glass.
Sweet Baby Jesus pours a deep brown color with ruby red highlights when held to the light. The khaki colored head sits about a finger deep and then proceeds to collapse to a very thin layer on top and seems to start clinging to the glass.
The aroma is awesome! This is like sticking your nose into a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Definitely has sweet chocolate notes underneath a bolder, savory peanut butter aroma. Exactly as promised and I gotta hand it to them for nailing this.
Taste is nowhere near as bold as the aroma. It has a sharp, metallic taste at first but as it warms, the flavors develop a bit more. There is the same flavor as the aroma, with a bit of chocolate and peanut butter, though it is a bit thinner than I was expecting.
The body is thinner than I would expect for a 6.5 % abv porter, and certainly thinner than I was hoping. The carbonation is active and robust though, so I give it good marks for that.
Overall, DuClaw delivered a pretty solid Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter. My only qualms with this beer was the thin flavor and body which I was really hoping would be more robust. I wouldn't buy this again, but I am glad I got to try it, and I love the packaging and name.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 02:16:11 | More by MusicaleMike
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3.79/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sweet Baby Jesus pours black into the glass with little to no foam. A small ring appears around the surface. No lace on the glass.
The aroma is sweet and candy like. Caramel and peanut butter dominate. Some dark chocolate is mixed in.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is oily and soft with mild carbonation. The flavor is like a candy bar. Caramel and peanut butter blended with chocolate. It finishes dry and somewhat bitter with a hint of grass. Once gone the caramel and peanut butter lingers on the palate.
This is a beer best left for dessert. It tastes like a caramel peanut butter brownie. The peanut butter doesn't seem genuine. It's more like a powdered additive you'd put in pudding. Still, it's definitely interesting. Would go great with a chocolate cake.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 20:24:46 | More by WanderingFool
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
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
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