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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,137 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,137
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 109
Gots: 131 | 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: 1,137 | Reviews: 178 | Display Reviews Only:
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Aubs723

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 00:33:12 | More by Aubs723
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mswinfield

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-21-2014 23:31:08 | More by mswinfield
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-21-2014 22:04:04 | More by KirkFrancis
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-21-2014 20:03:54 | More by soulcougher
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Matt73

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-21-2014 03:13:56 | More by Matt73
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mousebeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-19-2014 06:28:43 | More by mousebeer
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-19-2014 06:18:01 | More by KevinGordon
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-19-2014 06:10:16 | More by Erik-P
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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-19-2014 00:47:34 | More by JCicero08
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-17-2014 20:57:22 | More by JayKay412
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camwip

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-16-2014 19:16:22 | More by camwip
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottles brought back to me by my girlfriend from a trip to Maryland. She does love me!

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a half inch head and not much lacing.

Smells very rich, purely peanut butter. Surprisingly smells like real, fresh peanut butter. There's some chocolate buried beneath the peanut butter assault, as well as some roasted peanuts.

The taste is a slight let down from the aroma. In the aroma, the peanut butter seems genuine, in the taste, it seems a bit artificial. Mind you, it still tastes good, but I'd prefer a more "authentic" peanut butter experience. There's some Hershey's syrup and cocoa powder flavors as well. Pretty tasty, but gets a bit cloying near the end. Very sweet.

Medium bodied, was expecting it to be a bit thicker, due to how thick peanut butter is. Just a little bit too thin for me. Low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall not too bad, but it seems like they use artificial flavor instead of real peanut butter. I understand the cost implications, but this would've been a lot better using real peanut butter.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 13:25:29 | More by GreesyFizeek
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VaTechPhilly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-15-2014 18:15:54 | More by VaTechPhilly
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-14-2014 02:37:53 | More by ChicagoNick
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redmaw

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-14-2014 00:50:27 | More by redmaw
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piccnd3

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-12-2014 23:59:28 | More by piccnd3
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-12-2014 14:51:32 | More by kingjohnh
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-12-2014 14:49:58 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-11-2014 21:45:22 | More by Vogt52
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-11-2014 20:27:21 | More by Danny1217
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-11-2014 15:49:07 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-10-2014 10:44:44 | More by PittBeerGirl
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EvoRich

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not the first time I've had this. This is one of the beers that got my excited about craft beer.

Look: Black, but with very dark tint of red when held to the light. Very light tan colored head. Starts to slowly dissipate.

Smell: Man oh man, the smell might be the best part. Like snuffing your nose into a jar of Jif. The chocolate is there, but the peanut butter is dominate. Almost salty, like a sweet and salty granola bar!

Taste: Identical, in every way, to the smell.

Feel: Very creamy and smooth.

Overall: What's strange is, I was never a really big chocolate/peanut butter fan until I drank not only this, but Big Gruesome. Then anytime I had a brownie or any chocolate dessert, I added a dollop of peanut butter. I want to say I prefer Big Gruesome over this, which I have also reviewed, but I'd really have to try them back to back.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 23:27:27 | More by EvoRich
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-09-2014 14:10:31 | More by paulys55
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

peanut butter is a gnarly ingredient in beer. i mean, brilliant, but when do you add it? i can't see it working in a mash, maybe in a bright tank, but wouldn't it all congeal all weird in the cold and not impart much flavor? if it was added hot, wouldn't it melt and make a greasy beer with no ability to hold a head? lots of questions, and this beer doesn't answer a single one, but i like it for trying. i think my problem with this one is the base beer, not a real robust or full enough bodied porter for the flavors its trying to support. nutty not the nose, more peanuts than peanut butter per se, which I'm fine with, and a cocoa finish. bitter malt and maybe a little over hopped in the taste, but i like the integration of the peanut flavor. more chocolate would help this i think, as would m,pre body on the base beer, but the level of roast is nice and works with the nut complex, and the carbonation is there. seems like it was fermented a little too arm or something, i get a slight staleness to the yeast, but other than that, i enjoyed this quite a lot. could use a few tweaks, but a very cool use of a tricky and perplexing ingredient.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 19:32:41 | More by StonedTrippin
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,137 ratings.