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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,779 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,779
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 159
Gots: 460 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012

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Ratings: 1,779 | Reviews: 285
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Recommended to me, so I bought one as part of a mix 6. Pours black as night, but where it really gets interesting is the smell. Massive peanut butter smell. Love it. But hen the taste is mostly chocolate, and the peanut butter takes a back seat. Delicious dessert porter. Still, one at a time is enough. Reese's peanut butter cup as a beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For those of us who have always dreamed of drinking a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, the 13 proof adult version is here!

Seriously though, this is a fantastic dessert-style porter that isn't too sweet, yet tastes totally and completely as advertised.

If I'm nit-picking, I'd like it a little less carbonated. That 6-pack I have show be NO problem to finish off.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this for Christmas along with a bunch of other singles in a mix-pack. I never heard of Duclaw before and was intrigued by this. Did it really taste like Peanut Butter and not anything artificial? While this wasn't as roasted or smoky as a Porter from overseas, I was impressed by this and how easy it was to quaff, since this never felt the least bit artificial. While not a Stout, this would have served just fine as a dessert beer all by itself!

The pour to this was decent, as this came out a dark brown with a somewhat moderate, bubbly head. A fair amount of lacing could be seen on the bottom half of my pint glass as I worked my way through this and the carbonation wasn't that strong, but certainly present from start to finish. Tons of peanut butter in the aroma, but not the kind that would be found in a jar. It was more like the roasted kind that would be found in a dessert pastry, since there was a lot of hazelnut underneath it to lend a more earthy nature to the taste. Ever want Frangelico in your beer? Your wish has been granted as this reminded me of that cordial. A bit of caramel stickiness and a cloying, chewy malt profile really lent a nice amount of body to this without being overly cloying. The nut flavors lingered nicely in the aftertaste to the point where I wanted to chew, even though I knew that this was a beer!

The alcohol was just right in this as I couldn't taste it but it made itself known by the time I polished this off. No doubt that this was unlike any beer that I ever had before and this would be certainly worth a go for any beer aficionado, if only for that reason. it almost reminded me of a Nut Brown Ale but there's enough malt and body here to elevate this to the level of a Porter. This was fun and really enjoyable, even without any desserts to pair it with!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/1/13. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with just a little light getting through; small khaki head that fades quickly and leaves nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas are wonderful. Lots of hazelnut. Lots of chocolate. Lots of peanut butter. Lots of expresso. Some cocoa malts. Tastes really good. Lots of vanilla and coffee. The chocolate and peanut butter are noticeable. Once again, lots of hazelnut. Slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with smooth active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. This makes a great dessert beer.

If Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar was a porter, you'd get DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus. This is a very unique take on the style. Well done. Recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a dark brown/black with a 1/2 inch tan head. Looks nice.

S - Malty, Smoky and Sweet. No hops at all.

T - Follows the smell. Very sweet, and smoky. Don't really get the peanut butter, because it tastes like a smoked porter. Hints of vanilla and chocolate. Like the smell, I don't get any hops at all, and for 50+ IBU's I was hoping some would come through.

M - A bit dry up front, but then leaves a sticky mouthfeel. Reminds me of a watered down syrup.

O - A bit disappointed. It's not bad, but not what I was expecting. Not sure why it tastes so smoky to me. It's pretty sweet, but would be good paired with BBQ, I'd imagine.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,779 ratings.