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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,739 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,739
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 152
Gots: 415 | FT: 22
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: 1,739 | Reviews: 273 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dhesington
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kals
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Appearance: Poured a dark brown, opaque color, with a two-finger light tan fluffy head that quickly dissipated to a thin film with some nice lacing
Smell: I thought I opened a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup! Nice chocolate notes, with some earthy peanut aromas.
Taste: The taste didn't really come to the level of the aroma, the roasty malt flavors overpowered the light chocolate notes, and the peanut flavors seemed pretty subdued when compared to the smell.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was thinner than I expected, but not dissapointing.
Overall: This beer was OK, I guess I was expecting more flavor after experiencing the smell. Good brew, but nothing out of this world.

Photo of kaos
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigTrubble
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lilladymegan
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dodge408
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

To me it's a good porter. Flavors of roasted nuts and earthy notes backed by a light tone of cocoa fused with just the right amount of hops. The beer it selfs is not as thick as I thought it'd be. It didn't give me a full feeling and went down quite easy. Again another DuClaw beer I like...Now I'm hungry for a peanut butter cup lol

Photo of godawgs
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AFDerek
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Sweet Baby Jesus by DuClaw brewery is an ok beer. The smell is awesome, but the taste doesn't match. Some have called it a dessert beer. I think they must not eat dessert much. I wouldn't call it a dessert beer. A good porter though. Worth trying if that is what you are looking for.

Photo of Hearneator
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amedlin18
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ECalebrews449
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wedge
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black with some ruby highlights and crowned with a creamy, bubbly off-white head. Smells remarkably like a peanut butter cup...creamy dry peanut butter, cocoa, and a touch of berries. Flavor is a little more Porter-like, but the peanuts are still definitely there. Chocolaty sweetness, roasted nuts, black malt, and some earthy hop bitterness. Medium body with some creaminess, finishing dry. I could drink a few of these.

Photo of JebBeerFish
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - cola brown, 1/8 " head.

Smell - light chocolate, minimal dry roasted peanuts.

Taste - much the same as the nose. mild chocolate and faint dry roasted peanuts.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter is one of my favorite flavor combinations, and I would like to find a beer that is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in a beer as a dessert beer. This is an enjoyable beer, but the chocolate and the peanut flavor needs to be increased by a factor of 3. The peanut flavor is not really peanut butter so much as dry roasted peanuts. Mouth feel-wise, I would like the beer to be thicker and more creamy in texture. I would like to try this on draft to see if the chocolate and peanut flavors are more pronounced.

Photo of Antc2382
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A lot of one's opinion of this beer hinges on if one is a sweet tooth. I definitely am. Therefore, this beer really appeals to me. For a dessert beer, I have not had much better. The smell of this beer is near perfection. Taste of the chocolate and peanut butter is not far behind. Only gripe is the porter is a tad bit watery, would be better with a thicker, smoother stout feel. Also, you really could only take down one or two of this in a session. However, when it comes to dessert drinks, this is top notch.

Photo of Wick3d_Good
2.47/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Little to no head- sweet synthetic chocolate scent. The peanut butter part is subtle. I'd recommend drinking this from the bottle to avoid smell. Still a good porter. Would advise to try

Photo of DanGeo
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJB145
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joe_
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good, especially for a strange combination of flavors. Not in the best tier of american porters, but a beer that everyone should try at least once.

Photo of Nctide
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,739 ratings.