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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,182 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 108
Gots: 151 | FT: 17
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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Ratings: 1,182 | Reviews: 181 | Display Reviews Only:
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Chvck1

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-05-2014 15:18:04 | More by Chvck1
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erikcx

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-05-2014 01:26:42 | More by erikcx
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mjshearer1

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-05-2014 00:09:19 | More by mjshearer1
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-04-2014 20:39:43 | More by little_star
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Psupunk


4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-04-2014 16:36:25 | More by Psupunk
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Flight317

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-04-2014 03:57:45 | More by Flight317
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-04-2014 01:57:03 | More by mbeerdino21
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-03-2014 05:23:28 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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daron7

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-03-2014 02:02:39 | More by daron7
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abuono

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-02-2014 18:19:57 | More by abuono
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TerrygeorgeFiske

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-02-2014 02:48:14 | More by TerrygeorgeFiske
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Erndogg


4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-02-2014 02:29:09 | More by Erndogg
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Mark_Cornwall

Vermont

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-02-2014 01:01:49 | More by Mark_Cornwall
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-01-2014 17:00:47 | More by mikeincharleston
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Csparks33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2014 13:32:47 | More by Csparks33
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

When I realized that I was nearing my review of Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, I decided that I would score a couple of bottles of this one for both a side-by-side (sort of, hours later) as well as making an eventual blend with their Dirty Little Freak to be called a Dirty, Sweet, Little Jesus Freak (Baby optional).

From the bottle: "Craft be Cherished. Rules be Damned."; "Respect_the_Fluid"; "A classic, full-bodied, robust porter with a smooth, dry finish and just enough hops to balance aromas and flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, and peanut butter so rich that just one sip and you will ... exclaim the name!"

I used my usual heavy-handed pour if for no other reason than to get a pseudo-cascade rolling in the glass. This produced not quite two fingers of dense, deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. I found the nose to be more muted than the Horny Goat. Here, the chocolate was more prevalent with the peanut butter underlying it, which struck me as being perhaps more palatable. Mouthfeel was medium, thinner that the Horny Goat, but more in line with what I expect in a Porter. The taste was unexpectedly rich and here I was reminded of my paternal grandmother's birthday cake icing, usually on Devil's Food Cake. She would buy frosting mix (do they even sell that any more?) and mix it up in a mixing bowl using a mixer, and once it achieved a certain creaminess, she would add in chunky peanut butter to thicken it and then slather it on the cake. As a kid, I really looked forward to birthdays at our house, but now, I would probably find it too sweet. Now, to clarify on this one - it was sweet, yes, but not as sweet as the Horny Goat. The finish was semi-dry, at most, but there was still a good bit of sweetness lingering in evidence well past the swallow. Just like with the Horny Goat, this would be a one-and-done for me, but given a choice, I would take this one before a Horny Goat simply because it just was not quite as sweet. More damning with faint praise, I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 03:02:48 | More by woodychandler
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Bundesbarber

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.8%

06-30-2014 23:22:19 | More by Bundesbarber
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glf60

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-30-2014 16:49:19 | More by glf60
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-30-2014 07:07:00 | More by mkirkland80
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cval12

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-30-2014 05:00:31 | More by cval12
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rpjordan

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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PjDaley13

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Bluerabbitbell

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

06-29-2014 15:50:57 | More by Bluerabbitbell
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williahd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-28-2014 23:37:36 | More by williahd
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-28-2014 21:25:08 | More by PTEdelman
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.