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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
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1,679 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,679
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 147
Gots: 368 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyOflht
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was hoping for more of a peanut butter taste. I can taste Malt and a hint of chocolate to the nose. Still a wonderful porter that I'd drink again.

Photo of hopsputin
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: a very dark black color that seems to suck the light out from around it. 1 finger fizzy tan head that seems to fade pretty quickly

s: i know its supposed to smell like chocolate and peanut butter. it smells like chocolate, but the peanut butter part doesn't quite smell like peanut butter 100% maybe just like crushed peanuts. also some toffee and brown sugar

t: welp. this taxes as close to a peanut butter cup as i'd expect a beer too. milk chocolate and peanuts. there is a pretty large malt sweetness in here as well, and it finishes with a faint bitterness from roasted malts

m: surprisingly light, that is also pretty highly carbonated - even though it does not have good head retention

m: its chocolate peanut butter. 'nuff said

Photo of Warmaster
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emmadgriffin
4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGeordie
4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A couple of (alleged) 16 Oz pints at the Brew restaurant at Bellgrade.
If I could only drink one kind of beer it would be a porter.. Having said that I like my porters plain and simple: session beers - that's what porters used to be.
This stuff is different though.... the tasting notes on the clipboard gave a few hints: Reeses pieces, peanut butter... is this a beer or a candy bar ? Thing is, I hate peanut butter - can't stand the stuff. But, this is allegedly a porter, so....
Well, the first pint glass came with 3/4 " of head over what looked like a porter.
The tasting notes were close. There is an major note of bitter chocolate followed by a hint of roasted peanut kind of like a chocolate satay (?!) and it does feel like I'm drinking a porter despite the other stuff. The first one disappeared in short order to be followed by a second (just for confirmation, you understand)
If I hadn't been driving there would've been more. two pints of 6.5% is my limit.
But I will be back for more.....

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keydet
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of jdw275
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noonan425
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drifter1
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Genx
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of harjoeb2010
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Good to start off the night.

Photo of sholbert
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of danlib21
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjs246
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like a peanut butter cup but leaves peanuts out of a flavor. A really tasty and interesting beer.

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

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

App - Inky, dark brown with off white head and minimal effervescent.
Smell – Roasted malts, dark chocolate, peanut butter, hint of graham cracker.

Taste - Chocolate/cocoa forward, peanut butter, nice hoppy astringency that balances the sweet.

Mouthfeel – Light-medium body (somewhere between 1% and 2% milk), alcohol well disguised.

Overall: A novel beer, ideal for sipping but not sure I could drink more than one in a sitting. A little cloying

Photo of Soldier000
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigtim412
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Chovy’s, Meadville, PA, $6.75/alleged 16 oz
Aroma of bitter chocolate
Head removed by bartender – what’s left is light brown, creamy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and layer
Lacing excellent – nearly covers interior with tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with bitter chocolate and coffee; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetytl
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.75, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5

Photo of miffsudd
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeefartz
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,679 ratings.