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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,289 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 113
Gots: 189 | 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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gillagorilla

Maryland

2.18/5  rDev -42%

12oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: It appears very dark, pretty much black but it is actually a deep reddish brown, which you can see from the light refraction at the bottom of the glass. It pours a standard thin vanilla latte head that has some good lacing.

S: It smells quite good, almost exactly as its description. It is primarily a peanut butter smell, and I actually get more of a PB&J sandwich smell, with a nice hot dark chocolate on the side. The smell is probably the best part, but even though it smells good, the smells are a bit dull and flat. By that I mean, the smell doesn't change or seem to be actively infusing and changing.

T: BURNT! (a little bit of an inside joke that is unrelated) You get this burnt toast taste with the taste of unsweetened cacao hot chocolate (DAGOBA brand), as well as the taste of badly roasted raw peanuts. The malt in it does not help with its off-balance addition of a bit of sweetness. There isn't a single thing that I like in this.

M: This is a very smooth beer that almost has no carbonation at all. I'm not sure how I feel about this for a porter, even though I am still slightly new to them. I wish there was a bit of a carbonation feel or even a bite.

O: I have previously had a sample of this at a bar when I said I had never had a DuClaw beer. I didn't like it then, and I don't like it now. It smells ok, but it doesn't taste anything like it smells. The reason people buy this is the combination of its interesting name and the idea of having a beer that tastes like chocolate and peanut butter (nutella for the most part). This is my first DuClaw and I live in MD. They have just never attracted me, with their graphic design or reputation. I'll stick to Flying Dog. This got a drain pour, since I was already stocked up on beer bread. I probably could have gone with an even lower score.

04-28-2013 00:58:01 | More by gillagorilla
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Indiana

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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Maryland

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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District of Columbia

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Pennsylvania

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Tennessee

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Delaware

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California

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Maryland

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.