Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,925 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15%
Wants: 173
Gots: 547 | FT: 21
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: 1,925 | Reviews: 328
Photo of MacSon1982
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn good. Terrapin has nothing on this.

Photo of PhillyKoko
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I usually don't like stouts but the flavor of this one is amazing!

Photo of smithsderk
2.44/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Much like a coffee stout but too much like a Starbucks beverage

Photo of Marraybay
1.95/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Cracked this open thinking it would be a fun, dessert-like experience, but was sorely disappointed. The main thrust of whatever chocolate or peanut butter that existed was in the initial aroma upon opening, but then quickly dissipated, as did the meager 1/4" foam head. (No lacing with this one whatever.) Taste: NOT, repeat, NOT at all sweet. Very dry, with a big boozy and lingering bitter finish: (Did I mention the finish lingers?) There's perhaps something very faint in the smell or taste that I kept trying to pin/attribute to chocolate or peanut butter, but couldn't make that real. The one thing I did like was the creamy/bubbly in-mouth texture, but again, the bitterness/booze in this one just oft-putting for me. It may have become slightly more tolerable as it warmed, as after the initial sips, I thought it might be drain-bound, but did finish. Glad I didn't purchase a 6.

Photo of willpat88
4.95/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

any beer known as sweet baby jesus must be purchased.
the fact that it tastes like liquid reese's is also a big bonus.

Photo of DaveBar
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got as a gift from someone. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours almost no head at all. Very dark brown.

S- Lots of peanut butter here. Some chocolate

T- Chocolate and peanuts. Not overwhelming and very well balanced. Lovely blend all around.

M- Creamy good

O- Very enjoyable. Wish I had more. Will buy on sight if I find it again. Super nice break from the everyday

Food Pairing

This wonderful brew went well with..... Peanut butter and jam sandwiches!! LOL peanut overload!

Enjoy

Photo of thehooksman
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark black that looks more like a stout than a porter. A finger and a half of light brown frothy head that unfortunately disappeared fairly quickly.

Aroma: Chocolate cake, peanut butter cookies, roasted malt

Flavor: Just like the nose, the label says it all. Chocolate, nutty, some vanilla. Very Sweet and rich. A great dessert beer for sure.

Feel: Full body, incredibly smooth

I love being surprised by a beer that I thought wasn't going to be that good. I can't wait to get more of these.

Photo of SFNC
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this one with trepidation, but was pleasantly surprised. It's a nice porter, thicker than most with a good, natural chocolate flavor. The peanut butter is there, but in hints rather than in your face. Well done.

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Smells like peanut butter!! oh, and chocolate. very tempting.
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a small beige head.
Taste- Tastes ;like beer with peanut butter and chocolate. Pretty good.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a thick texture.
Overall- A pretty good stout.

Photo of mysecretscdxx
4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really great porter for anyone who LOVES chocolate and peanut butter. The sweet, smooth chocolate flavor is to die for, then the rich distinct flavor of peanut butter kicks in on the aftertaste and finishes the chocolate off nicely. I only rate it below perfect because I personally, do not like the taste of peanut butter and chocolate. Delusional, I know..

Photo of beerrat
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not for me too much peanut butter taste.

Photo of mjstern70
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The only detractor is that it feels a little thin. This is a great PBP--the second best I've had.

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Not sure the low score. Thought it poured a nice black color with moderate tan head. Amazing nose. Medium bodied. Great flavor might have been just a tad bit salty buy one of the better chocolate peanut butter beers I've had

Photo of SmashAdams
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong chocolate sweetness. Peanut butter in the smell and quite noticeable in the taste. Very tasty but wouldn't drink more than one at a time. nb

Photo of rlee1390
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very interesting, not sure it is balanced. Coffee and chocolate, but man the peanuts just throw things off.

Photo of preago
1.37/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Cloying as hell. Tastes like they squirted a few pumps of Reese's flavoring into each bottle before capping it. DuClaw usually has solid offerings, I don't know what this was supposed to be.

Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown wiht a light tan head. The head lasts a while but leaves no lacing. The aroma to me is pure peanut butter with just a hint of sweetness. The taste has a little more depth, with the peanut butter balanced out by the chocolate and porter. Not too heavy. A decent dessert beer.

Photo of CapCollector16
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a Reese's. Great porter.

Photo of dbl_delta
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

OK, we're talking Reese's Peanut Butter Cup here. A little over the top for me, but some people may like it. A once-in-a-very-long-while selection.

Photo of Rutkiller
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Thick and chewy. Definitely has notes of chocolate and peanut butter. A bit sweet. Can only stomach one of these at a time.

Photo of ericsager
1/5  rDev -73.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes worst than bad dogfood

Photo of CroatianTrain15
4.66/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you love chocolate or peanut butter, you'll love this beer

Photo of PGD120
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass

appearance: dark translucent reddish brown. 1 finger tan head that dissipates quickly

aroma: smells a lot like a lot a reese's. lots of artifical smelling peanuts and chocolate. some sweet roasty malt too. peanut butter is the primary aroma but almost artifical

taste: taste pretty much matches the nose. mostly artifical peanut butter with a little chocolate and some roasty malt. its very sweet. almost no alcohol burn

mouthfeel: more light bodied than most porters, sort of a sticky texture though

overall: very sweet and a bit artifical tasting. more of a dessert beer

Photo of Hayes86
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rating is based on being a peanut butter porter. It has a great smell. Nice finish. Thin like a porter but pretty dark nice lace. Not a bad porter and for being my first peanut butter porter, it was a decent experience. If it were bba and 3% higher abv itd be phenominal...just a thought

Photo of sulldaddy
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a rich dark brown color with minimal tan head that fades quickly to a wispy edge layer.
Aroma is heavy with peanut butter alittle grainy malt and some bread, almost like those nutter butter cookies. Roasted notes and a bit of chocolate can be found too.
Definitely not a typical nose on this beer.
First sip reveals average body with very fine tingly carbonation. Slightly sticky texture and the finish thins out quite a bit, and also dries my palate.
Flavor is what you expect from the nose. Some sweet choclate, roasted malt, roasted peanuts and husky notes like the shell of a peanut. Just a little bit of general sweetness and then the flavor is peanut and roasted malt for a lingering finish.
No hint of hops or booze on this easy drinking beer.
Certainly something that is interesting and fairly enjoyable, but I dont think I would make a regular habit of drinking this one.

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.