Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,601 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,601
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 139
Gots: 327 | FT: 21
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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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, red-brown mahogany hue, and clear. The head is medium-brown, but thin; it dissipates quickly, leaving hardly any lacing.

S: Dark roasted malt comes first, then... Peanut butter - and lots of it! There's faint milk chocolate as well, but peanut butter dominates. The aroma of Reece's Pieces comes to mind.

T: The malt is moderately sweet, with a little acrid flavor typical of darker beers. I definitely get the peanut butter flavor, but it's much subdued compared to the aroma (which is a good thing - this is supposed to be a beer, after all); there's also some bitter cocoa and even coffee notes as well. Hops are there to give the finish a mildly bitter flavor, which fades to bitter chocolate and burnt grain in the end.

M: A little thin and moist, but nicely carbonated. Very easy to drink.

O: OK, I admit I got this one for the unusual name and the fact that it contains peanut butter. It smells better than it tastes, but it still tastes good. I like that it's nicely balanced, not too much of any flavor, and still a beer first. Too unusual to be a session beer, but tasty and easy to drink nonetheless.

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Didn't plan on reviewing this until I opened the bottle and got that smell. Here we go. The pour is a dark brown, very thin, whatever small head there was went fast. Seems very carbonated and bubbly. The smell is huge in peanut butter, with chocolate in there, as well. It's smells great. Like a candy bar or dessert. Peanut butter upfront on the taste, not a lot of chocolate, though. A faint hint of bitter chocolate, and a little roastiness. It's very thin and carbonated, just how I expected it to be. There is a bitter aftertaste which isn't my favorite. Overall, a nice beer and a good change if you are looking for something new.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tmbgnicu
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ordered on tap at the Anthracite Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, PA. For the record, I had a pretzel sandwich with this brew and the pairing was actually quite good.

Poured, it is a normal porter. Good, dark color and nice head. The smell is intoxicating and is truly the best part of this beer. It smells like chocolate and peanut butter with hints of cream and oat. The taste is all over the map for me. I am not necessarily saying it's a bad thing, but from a taste perspective, I feel there is too much too fast in this beer. You have the chocolate, the peanut butter and other flavors fighting for your attention, and they were at times too much. I think this would be a great dessert beer and I won't say I'd never order it again... but it's not at the top of my list.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of hops202
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Stone Snifter

Looks like a solid porter upon initial pour. Smell is something similar to boutique chocolate and candy shops. Smells incredible - especially if you have a sweet tooth. Sweet milk/cream, peanut butter, chocolate, almonds, Reese's peanut butter cup to be exact. Taste carries over much of the peanut butter chocolate and sweetened milk/cream. Not as great as the nose, but certainly still delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Black, with dark brown tint. 14 head with decent lacing.

Smell - Peanut butter, Chocolate, Roasted malts. Simple but smells good.

Taste - Much like the aroma, starts out with a smooth, peanut butter and chocolate bite. The pb is more of a natural flavor, not the fake sugared flavor of something like a jiffy pb. The carbonation gives it a little milk stout like feel to it. Chocolate ties it together along with some malts.

Mouthfeel - PB coats the tongue. Palate gets malts and chcoclate along with the remaining pb. Aftertaste is pb, mild chocolate and malty.

Overall - Simple, one-two punch of pb and chocolate. Smooth, tasty, yet not overboard sweet. A nice flavorful drink that features one of my favorite things in the world, peanut butter!

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.