1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

1,743 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 153
Gots: 420 | FT: 22
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,743 | Reviews: 275 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MichaelBigbone
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of acslatersbtb
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Profchaos20
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of pep
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Did not expect too much here, so I was neither disappointed nor surprised. Deep dark pour into a chilled pint glass. Good head, lots of tiny bubbles, and decent lacing. Nose is perhaps the best thing going on here -- more chocolate, toffee, caramel, vanilla, coffee notes than peanut butter. On the palate, the same flavors dominate, although peanut butter does appear. Reminds me a little of the taste you have in your mouth at the end of a baseball game after eating a bag of roasted peanuts (which is also slightly bummer). But the biggest problem with this beer is the absence of character in the mouthfeel -- it's just a little too thin. Nevertheless, glad I tried it.

Photo of BRClemons
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of MITCHELLMPLS
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of bostonryan
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of dllman25
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Drew88
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Suds
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer a couple of times on tap at Coopers Seafood House in Scranton, PA, and am now doing this review from a growler. The beer is dark, nearly black, with a thin tan head. The aroma is outstanding. Nutty, with lots of chocolate...literally, it is like smelling a chocolate bar with almond and walnuts. Some underlying malt and a little coffee notes contribute to the smell. The taste is slightly sweet, with plenty of balancing bitterness. The nut and chocolate tones continue through the taste. Long and bitter finish. Full in body and somewhat creamy in mouthfeel. Great beer.

Photo of MrDarcy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Dreamer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GregY
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 11/5/13 -- first real experience with a Porter beer --- tried to keep an open mind. Good body and taste - heavy chocolate smell and felt good in the mouth. Got better and contained much better with stonger flavor over time. Really liked the apperance.

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jhartley
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an over-sized wine glass/goblet. Bottled on 10/10/13

A- Deep dark brown body, deep red brown body when held up to the light. Thin tan 1/2 finger head that dissipated quickly. No lacing.

S- No doubt about it; roasted peanuts/peanut butter, roasted malts, some chocolate

T/M- Peanut butter right away, then roasted malts. A lingering peanut butter aftertaste which is pleasant, a little thing mouth-feel. But a very easy drinker that finishes dry and leaves that peanut butter taste behind.

O- A very delicious brew that maybe I am a little partial to since I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. This is a little better though as there is enough bitterness to off-set the sweetness. A decent, and unique, representation of an American Porter with a great aroma and flavor, just wish maybe there was a little bit more to it. Not a let down by any means, it delivers on what it says it is.

Photo of dinojrbtom
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of qchic
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JT99125
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.