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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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very good

1,367 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,367
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 115
Gots: 220 | 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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Ratings: 1,367 | Reviews: 196 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JGrummell, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

cleve00, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

RyanGoodman, Sep 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

timjim1327, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mjohnson17, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

seyton, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of sleuthdog
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into Shorts pint

Dark brown with three finger tan head. Moderate amount of lacing sticking to the glass.

Smells more roasty than anything initially. A little nutty, malty and musty. Don't get much in the nose of peanut butter.

I do get some peanut butter in the taste but it is actually very subdued. It is much more porter (regular) like to me than one with artificial flavors. I am surprised by this because I was anticipating it to be an artificial peanut butter tasting bomb. The flavors, however are not all that fake but faint and pretty well integrated into the base porter.

It is ok in the feel. A little thin but works well with this beer. Does coat the palate with some sticky sweetness and has the right amount of carbonation.

This beer is done well for what it is. I like the fact that the peanut butter is not in your face yet it is there. As it warms up I am getting more of the peanut butter and enjoying it.

sleuthdog, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

chefduff2, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

dsshuck, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Gschaf, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

alex021224, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Brown120, Sep 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

soupieman, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

ejimhof, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Miguelitoo, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ggregkwt, Sep 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Jay82, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JamLand, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

KAP1356, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of IPhantom
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a bulbed pint glass straight out of a growler filled at the Arundel Mills location. Color is a translucent cola-black with just a bit of latte foam colored head. Smells of roasty malt, chocolate and peanut shells (not particularly sweet) and maybe a hint of cola/vanilla. Taste is big and bready, with dark chocolate type tannins--no real peanut butter to speak of beyond the nose. Surprisingly crisp finish. Silky, slightly viscous mouthfeel almost like a barleywine with a surprising amount of carbonation. Totally worth checking out, definitely a good gimmick beer to bring to a tailgate, but not a whole lot of replay value here.

IPhantom, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Hopscat, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

outoffocus, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

bluestar0828, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A dessert beer (or gimmick depending on POV) that I had to try b/c I have a sweet tooth. Looks like a great porter with a black body, one finger tan head, some lace and to bastardize I'll say it has an aroma similar to a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (or any PB cup, to be honest). From there I felt it went down south after that. Smooth, light to medium body that is slightly chewey and bready but quite frankly the peanut butter and chocolate tastes are muddy. It's more like a watered down (with alcohol) peanut butter cup milkshake. I didn't have trouble finishing my pint but I couldn't bother with this again. Also there's a hoppy bitterness and crispness that I wish was more subdued since this is supposed to be a sweet beer, or at least sweeter than your regular beer (even porter).

clayrock81, Sep 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

RNRMFRs, Sep 01, 2013
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,367 ratings.