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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,208 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,208
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 108
Gots: 160 | FT: 16
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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tone77

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peanut butter, some chocolate. Taste is very flavorful. Peanut butter up front, some chocolate next, a hint of bitterness at the finish. Well done. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality brew worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 15:36:33 | More by tone77
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Bainbriedge Street Barrel House, Philly, PA

Dark brown-black pour with a monstrously creamy off-white head about three fingers thick; nice retention and blankets of lacing. (Note: this was a keg kicker.) Aroma was pretty much straight up Reese's pie. Not much else to say other than "yum." The taste reflected the nose, peanut butter, sweet chocolate, toasted bread, a bit of roast in the finish. The body was the weak point here. It was pretty smooth, but also pretty thin, and that caused the otherwise great taste to weaken after a few sips. It was still a good beer overall, and possibly the best I've had from DuClaw. This would probably be a great nitro beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2013 13:59:36 | More by Rifugium
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle poured into a snifter

A dark brown body with a creamy tan head. Some mild spider web lacing left behind as the cap falls to a thin layer. Robust porter notes of dark malts, cocoa, and roast with a layer of peanut butter over top. Strong peanut nose. On the palate, milk chocolate/cocoa rolls over the palate first with medium roast coming through mid palate and peanut butter quickly in tow. The finish is some lingering sweet chocolate, peanut butter, and mild roast. Smooth, creamy feel with low carbonation. A little on the lighter side of medium bodied. I've had a couple of these chocolate/peanut butter beers lately and this is easily the most peanut forward and tasty of the bunch.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 14:00:56 | More by ColForbinBC
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

02-11-2013 13:33:22 | More by canawler
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-11-2013 03:33:06 | More by bigred89
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PaperWizard

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2013 00:44:15 | More by PaperWizard
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Circleo12

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

02-09-2013 20:50:28 | More by Circleo12
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-09-2013 17:25:01 | More by BMan33
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greyghost86

Delaware

4.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Loved the advertising for this beer and it was everything as advertised by DuClaw Brewery!!!! You knew what you were getting when you ordered it, a chocolate peanut butter porter.

Appearance: A dark, nearly black pour with a off white but not quite brown head that lasted a few minutes before disipating.

Smell: You get what you expect. A lot of chocolate with a peanut butter...someone else described it as smelling like peanut butter fudge and I totally agree. The aroma alone would sell me on this!!!

Taste: Right off the bat the chocolate come through, a roasted cocoa followed quickly by a dark chocolate taste as the peanut butter come in and lingers until the last bitterness fades. I totally loved it and I like big hop beers.

Mouthfeel: I expected it to be really thick but was pleasantly surprised it was full body and not syrupy. Very well done porter.

Overall: I totally looked forward to this when it was first advertised and it didn't disappoint in my opinion. It's not one that I would drink all night, but for a starter or a after dinner beer it hits the spot. I make a special trip down from Delaware every few months to try DuClaws brews (hopefully they start shipping to upstate Delaware soon) and they might miss on one or two, but this one was just as advertised and a home run in my opinion!!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 13:51:15 | More by greyghost86
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

02-08-2013 21:00:49 | More by troegaarden
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Mando603

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-08-2013 02:52:35 | More by Mando603
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toolg

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-07-2013 16:48:11 | More by toolg
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Marti403

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-07-2013 00:26:27 | More by Marti403
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dunkirkwns

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-06-2013 22:13:20 | More by dunkirkwns
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-06-2013 05:38:20 | More by KevSal
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter. Bottled 1/9/13.

A - Pours nearly black with just a halo of almond carbonation around the edge. The lacing it leaves behind is a perfect hierarchy of rings.

S - Sweet roasty aroma with tons of cocoa and an obvious peanut butter addition. I have described porters as "nutty" before, but this takes it to a whole new level. Smells like peanut butter fudge swirl ice cream. Creamy, chocolaty, peanut buttery goodness in the aroma. Like ST Choklat, you may be hard pressed to identify this as a beer in a blind smelling, but I certainly won't knock it for that. Smells delicious.

T - Starts with a wet roasted barley sweetness. Slightly bitter dark chocolate follows, with a creamy vanilla counter. Some peanut butter comes through on the back end and carries through to the finish. The first sign of hops comes on the slight drying bitterness of the aftertaste. Different but good.

M - The body is appropriately full for a porter, but I think an even thicker mouthfeel would suit these flavors better. Good carbonation.

O - I have been excited for this one since I first heard Duclaw was planning to release it. The aroma is certainly the highlight here, but the flavor doesn't really disappoint for an experimental-type brew. The peanut butter works pretty well, although I probably wouldn't drink more than one of these in a sitting. I highly recommend trying it so you can judge for yourself. I am happy I picked up a few bottles, but I won't be rushing back to the store for a case.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:10:14 | More by NoLeafClover44
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-04-2013 17:26:02 | More by George2744
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-03-2013 22:56:52 | More by BGsWo22
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-02-2013 01:34:42 | More by ms11781
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FosterJM

California

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1716th Review on BA
Bottle to 12oz Nonic
12oz

Thanks to TroyG2352 for this one

App- Out of the bottle this was a pretty standard brown color with a fairly light chestnut brown edges to it. The head was a nice foamy looking tan with a puck look as it slid down the glass. A nice amount of cling was there and then left.

Smell- It did smell like a PB cup. Smelled like peanut dust really with bakers chocolate. A bit light on the aroma. Had to take a few large pulls to find some balance in it with the malts. Id call it a touch bitter as well on the finish and as it warmed.

Taste- You could right off the bat, call this a porter. It took a couple sips to really get more of the flavors as they warmed and came out. The peanut was 1st and then the chocolates came next and then the malty light roasted notes came out as well. As more warm the nice balanced chocoalate was key to making this a better tasting beer.

Mouth- Its a bit of a lighter body. What I would naturally expect from a porter. A lighter medium carbonation level. Residual peanut and chocoalate but not a peanut butter flavor. More dust.

Drink- I get what they were trying to accomplish. Tasty little beer, but not being a PB fan, just wasnt for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 20:14:17 | More by FosterJM
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huskermike12

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-01-2013 19:19:03 | More by huskermike12
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sludgy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-01-2013 14:23:37 | More by sludgy
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

5/5  rDev +33%

02-01-2013 00:43:59 | More by TheDarkKnight
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mess41


4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

01-31-2013 21:37:40 | More by mess41
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-31-2013 02:40:32 | More by jagada
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
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