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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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very good

1,587 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,587
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 136
Gots: 316 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012)
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12oz bottle into a pint glass

Black body with a pancakes on the griddle type head.

strong smell of chocolate and peanut butter.

Taste as smells, with a good dash of sweey roasted malt.

Mouth is slightly on the thin side, overall, a good porter /stout.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a very light bodied head. The head dissipates very quickly and leaves just a dark brown beer.

Smell: Characteristics of Peanut butter and subtle chocolate with some sweet vanilla. Notes are difficult to pick up off of the smell alone however.

Taste: It does what it's title describes, however, nothing more. Bland on the tail end after subtle notes of peanut butter with very little chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Customary to a porter, however I wish it was thicker since it is a peanut butter beer. That being said, It's true to it's name and has a thin body as expected.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer, but can't say I'd go out of my way for it. That being said, maybe it's just fallen off a little bit since it was bottled in December.

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2.68/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

- Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.

A: Rich hersey chocolate pour produces a saddle brown tinted head of one inch magnitude. Average retention rate yields a slight circular pattern of lace on the vessel.

S: Strong aroma of peanut butter freshly opened, toasted peanuts with some dark, rich chocolate with some dry cocoa on the trial. The peanut butter is really dominant here and stands out, really odd, but nice if you enjoy peanut butter, smells very natural, even if the label states artifical.

T: The flavor takes a nose dive and the artifical flavoring becomes apparent. Stale chocolate, cocoa while the peanut butter aspect is dry, faint and not as fresh, more so stale. There is some tinny and metallic nature to the drink as well, some creamer and donought batter as odd as that may seem. Weak, watery coffee, tart plums with some hazelnut contributes with a watery peanut-coffee flavor odd fade.

M: creamy, dry, lightly bitter of medium bodied with a reserved carbonation factor.Stale chocolate and lack of depth body wise per style hurts this.

O: Overall while the idea is intriguing, the aroma not bad, the execution here flavor wise fails miserablely and didn't translate for me. Seemed a bit stale, thin, with some tinny off flavors and the peanut butter though enticing on the nose, was stale and hardly recoginizable in the flavor. Really not an enjoyable drink and one that i struggled to finish. You can probably get a sample of this at a growler station, even a single purchase will make you doubt judgement later. Im pretty close in scoring to the ba average for a great deal of time, but this one i just cant agree with. A gimmick beer with an interesting concept that was poorly executed and a whole heartly avoid unless you just have to see if the schrodingers cat is really alive in the box.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A peanut butter stout is one of those things i guess where you think it would be a good idea before you try it and then after you tried it you wonder how it good ever be a good idea.

Its not a bad brewed beer, DuKlaw makes some good beers. Just a little ambitious i guess, or perhaps liquid peanut butter is just not a place to go for beers.

The stout body is fine at first but there is an awful reaction i guess from the combination of stout and peanut butter that makes this almost undrinkable while drinking it but the aftertaste is actually not bad. it is drinkable but only because i refused to sandbag a beer.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,587 ratings.