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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,342 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,342
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 115
Gots: 213 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

When I realized that I was nearing my review of Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, I decided that I would score a couple of bottles of this one for both a side-by-side (sort of, hours later) as well as making an eventual blend with their Dirty Little Freak to be called a Dirty, Sweet, Little Jesus Freak (Baby optional).

From the bottle: "Craft be Cherished. Rules be Damned."; "Respect_the_Fluid"; "A classic, full-bodied, robust porter with a smooth, dry finish and just enough hops to balance aromas and flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, and peanut butter so rich that just one sip and you will ... exclaim the name!"

I used my usual heavy-handed pour if for no other reason than to get a pseudo-cascade rolling in the glass. This produced not quite two fingers of dense, deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. I found the nose to be more muted than the Horny Goat. Here, the chocolate was more prevalent with the peanut butter underlying it, which struck me as being perhaps more palatable. Mouthfeel was medium, thinner that the Horny Goat, but more in line with what I expect in a Porter. The taste was unexpectedly rich and here I was reminded of my paternal grandmother's birthday cake icing, usually on Devil's Food Cake. She would buy frosting mix (do they even sell that any more?) and mix it up in a mixing bowl using a mixer, and once it achieved a certain creaminess, she would add in chunky peanut butter to thicken it and then slather it on the cake. As a kid, I really looked forward to birthdays at our house, but now, I would probably find it too sweet. Now, to clarify on this one - it was sweet, yes, but not as sweet as the Horny Goat. The finish was semi-dry, at most, but there was still a good bit of sweetness lingering in evidence well past the swallow. Just like with the Horny Goat, this would be a one-and-done for me, but given a choice, I would take this one before a Horny Goat simply because it just was not quite as sweet. More damning with faint praise, I suppose.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,342 ratings.