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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,295 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,295
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 113
Gots: 190 | 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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

07-27-2014 02:24:18 | More by Darkmagus82
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

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 must 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.

07-14-2014 12:58:17 | More by Kadonny
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev 0%

08-31-2014 01:28:07 | More by Fusebuddy
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HeavyArms

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Enjoyable in small quantities. I don't think I could drink more than one bottle in a sitting.

08-30-2014 15:13:46 | More by HeavyArms
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josh32219

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-30-2014 01:57:55 | More by josh32219
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Tincanman


4.12/5  rDev +9.6%

08-29-2014 22:42:04 | More by Tincanman
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misternebbie

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

08-28-2014 02:20:54 | More by misternebbie
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Dogleg

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-27-2014 14:09:41 | More by Dogleg
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NHbeerguy

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-27-2014 05:05:16 | More by NHbeerguy
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

An excellent combination of roasty malts with peanut butter. The peanut butter is pronounced and adds to the flavor of the beer. One of the better beers I have had in some time.

08-25-2014 15:02:54 | More by tigg924
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farrago

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Thinnish half finger head, doesn’t stick around long, a dusting across the surface, the lacing slides off in slippery sheets. Opaque dark brown liquid, turns to a rust orange near the surface which allows you to see how much chunky particulate there is inside, a few beads of bubbles visible. The nose is almost entirely peanut butter, some chocolate powder, has some roast but basically you might as well open a jar of Skippy and put your nose in it. Light to medium-bodied, carbonated attack prevents it from soaking into the mouth, weak finish. Here the peanut butter is just as strong, chocolate and maybe it is psychological but there’s also grape jelly. Burnt roastiness, lactose and challah bread along with sweeter nuts. Actually wish it was sweeter so it would have a clearer purpose when consumed. Lacks smooth flow and tends to gum up from front palate to rear. One trick pony that is fun once and that’s about it.

08-25-2014 03:26:49 | More by farrago
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Brollo82288


4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-24-2014 21:38:29 | More by Brollo82288
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ChiefDan


4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

08-24-2014 20:47:15 | More by ChiefDan
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Mealy58

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-24-2014 17:54:22 | More by Mealy58
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Gravesnyper


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-24-2014 09:46:09 | More by Gravesnyper
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rlovitt

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

08-24-2014 00:01:57 | More by rlovitt
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Lucnifter

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-23-2014 21:14:34 | More by Lucnifter
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-23-2014 08:13:41 | More by Kelp
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

08-22-2014 23:59:47 | More by Camjmorton
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notarealperson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-22-2014 19:23:27 | More by notarealperson
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-22-2014 16:26:47 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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2Xmd

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-22-2014 11:28:36 | More by 2Xmd
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Jaymello


3.32/5  rDev -11.7%

08-21-2014 23:03:40 | More by Jaymello
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-21-2014 19:48:35 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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gobuccos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-21-2014 17:31:57 | More by gobuccos
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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,295 ratings.