Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,598 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 138
Gots: 323 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is dark brown, head is tan, no lacing, dissipates to a ring.

Aroma is heavy on the peanut butter, lighter chocolate notes.

Taste is not as bad as i originally expected, heavy peanut butter flavor, lighter chocolate malt and maybe some roast. It really has a very real peanut butter taste, event a more toasted peanutty quality.

Mouthfeel is a little dry and crisp on the tongue, flavors linger throughout the mouth.

Overall, a unique brew, peanut butter flavor is almost too much, but the behind the scenes porter flavors is good.

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DuClaw Brewing Company - Sweet Baby Jesus, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a low viscosity brown and settles cola with a small head and some spotty lacing throughout.

Smell - Roasted malts with rich chocolate and peanut butter. Sweet but in this case it is amazing.

Taste - Thinner but definitely not lacking flavor. Chocolate sweet at first and then almost unmistakably Reese's peanut butter cup. Finishes sweet.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium body with high carbonation. Not at all boozy. Good drinkability.

Overall - This is a solid brew. It keeps the classic porter characteristics while blending in peanut butter, even if it is obviously artificial. Could be a little smoother and creamier but still worth a shot for its uniqueness.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

So knowing what I know about DuClaw I go into this knowing its a gimmicky type of beer. Pour dark brown to black with an unremarkable head. Nothing too impressive about the look.

The smell on the other hand is great if you go into it looking for a dessert beer. Smells like a liquified Reese's peanut butter cup.

The taste is exactly the smell. Heavy chocolate malts with a peanut butter aftertaste. Again for a dessert beer, it is great.

Overall, many brewery's label there beer this and that like donut or pretzel but it early tastes like it says it should. Here's a case where it tastes exactly what the label says. So if you buy a chocolate peanutbutter porter and complain that it tastes sweet and chocolately and peanutbutter then it's your own dumb fault. It might be a little thin for a beer but it's a very nice dessert beer from time to time.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.