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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,533 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,533
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 134
Gots: 289 | FT: 20
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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Mgreco, Nov 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Delicious.

OsoBueno, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

Runninassassin, Nov 17, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

jessealmlie, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

jmn5082, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Homebrew, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Larsmiles7, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

This beer is a perpetual guilty pleasure for me. Its overt peanut butter character combined with its chocolaty body and delicious malt character make this the beer equivalent of bacon mac and cheese for me, comfort beer, but also something I don't want everyday.

As a Baltimore native living in New England, I also enjoy skating this beer with friends as a novelty.

Overall, this beer is a solid to excellent novelty porter that compares favorably with more mainstream American Porters. A decidedly sweet beer, this is not for everyday drinking but is certainly worth trying for any beer enthusiast or casual drinker in the area. This beer can generally be found only in the midatlantic.

dabarton, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ali1987, Nov 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -5.8%

harryhops, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

kylehay2004, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of mdcrouser
2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Super creamy head - not huge, but if you gaze long enough, you can convince yourself it's a layer of tan marshmallow fluff. The body is exceptionally dark for a porter, with zero light coming through.

Remember those peanut butter Halloween candies that were wrapped in orange or black wax paper? This beer has strong peanut butter on the nose, but in a "bad Halloween candy" sort of way - like sticking your head in a cheap plastic pumpkin full of them. Acrylic, chemical, peanut butter factory.

Forcing myself past the disappointing nose, that's a really well made beer - creamy, roasty, malty, balanced, but still with that over-riding peanut butter. Subtlety is not the goal here - like they intended a beer that screams, "And don't you forget it's peanut butter!"

Really very good - great mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Can't get past the heavy peanut butter to enjoy it. Reducing that some would help this beer a lot.

mdcrouser, Nov 15, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -32.3%

LarryMyers, Nov 15, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Date: 11/14/14
Location: Wegman's Allentown
Draught/Bottle: 12oz Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Black to dark brown. The beers edging is a little more bright allowing some color in- light brown to Ruby. Pours with little light off brown carbonation, below average retention. The head was gone within 30 seconds. But does maintain a slight carbonation right at the beers edge.
Aroma: Pungent peanut butter aroma, I don't even need to be near the glass to start picking up this smell. It might be the peanuts but I also get a slightly earthy, grass to dirt, aroma. Sweet sugar smells between lactose and white sugar combined with milk chocolate. Some roasted malts provide a slightly arabica coffee aroma.
Taste: The Porter flavors break through better in the flavor as I pick up more roast, bordering on the light side of ashy. It's at the back and really helps with the Peanut Butter/Milk chocolate sweetness. I do get some peanut shells in the flavor that is new as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium body that has some sugar coating action, but never cloying, on the tongue. Medium High carbonation that helps lift the sugar sweetness a touch.

Notes: Bottled 8/15/14

KornWallace, Nov 14, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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2.68/5  rDev -29.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%

CaptDavyJones, Nov 12, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -11.1%

ZDSmith87, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Had this on tap at DCA, my first offering from these guys. I was excited about the idea because I love a nice sweet Porter after dinner, but was a little disappointed. The color is fine, but the body is a little light for a porter, I expected this to just sit in my stomach. You could definitely taste the peanuts, but something was still missing. It's ok, give it a try...but someone will (and may already) make a better version.

MarkQ617, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Appearance: Very dark chestnut; big frothy beige head, long lasting, good lacing

Smell: peanut butter logs candy aroma dominates; can pick up other faint notes of roasted barley and coffee

Taste: tastes like a porter that someone dropped a peanut butter log candy in; maybe something else I've had at a state fair

Mouthfeel: creamy

Remarks: I'm glad I only got a single in a mix pack; I don't think I'd like having to drink 5 more of these.

IchLiebeBier, Nov 11, 2014
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.