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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,213 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,213
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 108
Gots: 162 | FT: 16
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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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-05-2013 01:37:40 | More by rfgetz
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-04-2013 21:25:27 | More by MNPikey
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-04-2013 00:32:36 | More by IdrinkGas
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Dark brown, pours with a medium sized moderately sticky head.

s: As advertised, and pretty appealing. Peanut butter from candy not Jif is what I noticed first. Some chocolate cake batter as well. Not much in the way of beer aromas.

t: Doesn't quite live up to the smell but this is no trainwreck either. Porter notes up front give way to too sweet cake batter. A hint of sugary peanut butter comes out towards the finish.

m: A bit thin for a robust porter.

o: A novelty that I won't buy again. Worth trying once though.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 01:11:26 | More by DIM
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JeffBrenner

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Poured a jet black with a small head that quickly faded. Carbonation was minimal with very small bubbles as one would expect for a stout like this. Notes of toasted cocoa are up front. Very smooth. There is a nice sweetness. First you taste a cocoa, but that fades to the peanut butter. Almost like liquid Reece's. I say god damn! So many people have tried and failed, but this one tastes like a liquid Reece's peanut butter cup and that's amazing. Will add to my regular rotations for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 20:36:36 | More by JeffBrenner
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MystikCelt

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-30-2013 03:20:35 | More by MystikCelt
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Diane1216

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-30-2013 01:51:37 | More by Diane1216
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MWolverines66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-29-2013 14:31:16 | More by MWolverines66
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-29-2013 13:20:32 | More by Brewski
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Ethanol4one

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks great, with nice dark roast color and a giant head with aroma to match, it also delivers flavors consistent with the promise of its label, which also to its credit admits to the "artificial flavorings" that make it so, but the trouble is this-- would you want to drink a hopped Reese's candy bar?

The hops make it very odd, like spelling Pam with an "n" at the end. Maybe another choice of hops, maybe something more subdued, as you'd use in a Wit to accent banana - clove flavors... And no, I'm not trying to turn this into the fantasy football version of beer ratings, but I agree with most of the reviews, it makes a great novelty, but overwhelms the taste buds quickly, making it hard to take more than one.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:34:26 | More by Ethanol4one
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FleetwoodMatt

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2013 18:25:05 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: black, mild head with mild lacing
S: overpoweringly peanut butter, sweet and nice, tried hard to sense something else, and could maybe make out a little chocolate behind the up front scent, but I think I may have wanted to find something moreso than it actually being there
T: They say the impression of taste is influenced by smell, I'd have to say this might apply here. I get peanut butter, of course, but the taste is moreso bitter mocha/cocoa of the actual beer.
M: There isn't much, but the beer seems to have a strange carbonation or other bite near the end, but otherwise, it kind of just dies off with only a mild lingering of a dark-malted beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:34:41 | More by cjgiant
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-27-2013 16:15:09 | More by Swift989
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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-27-2013 06:31:34 | More by MastaShonuf
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

09-27-2013 02:33:51 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Dark dark ruby red with a 1 inch tan head. Faint bubble flowing up the side of the glass. With the beer cold it's hard to form the head and it doesn't stick around long.

S- Toasted nut and cocoa bean smell wrapped up in peanut butter. Very pungent almost like a dark roast coffee. The smell has almost an artificial smell. As many claims say it is the same as a Reese's PB cup, I can't say I agree completely. It more resembles the Dark Reese's PB cups. It smells as if it lacks the sugars necessary to be milk chocolate flavor. But definitely dark roasted and malty with this one.

T- Definately picking up the peanut butter. Has a flavor of a roasted peanut that may have gone just a bit too long over the fire. It just tastes like they over roasted it. The charred bean flavor is very prominent in the finish. Not too appealing The chocolate comes in second to back up the peanut butter then gives way to the charred finish.

M- Smooth and malty, Lots of creamy texture to it. Full body really fills the mouth as it warms up a bit.

O- This is an ok beer that simply lacks in the finish. Just pulling back the slightest bit on the roasted nut quality and working to reduce the artificialness of it will definitely put this one at the top of the list. If you are a dark chocolate lover this one is for you. But be warned that it can wear down the palate quickly.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 00:49:14 | More by stckhndlr
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dtreindl

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very unique flavor: nutty, milky (lactose) but slightly unnatural. However, if you're in the mood for something different, then this is a good bet. I want to call it a "nutty porter". I did not experience the large head others described. My draft had a small, quickly dissipating head.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 23:22:45 | More by dtreindl
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haazer

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown brew that is highly carbed. A two finger thick dark mocha colored head sits atop. The head settles down to a thin ring, not leaving any lace. However lace becomes apparent as you drink. Some light does get through this beer at the top and bottom.

S - Smells of toasty malt. Some peanut butter is in the nose for sure. A little of bitter dark chocolate also.

T - It's a bittersweet chocolate profile upfront, and what do you know there is a peanut butter taste following! It kind of tastes like reese's puff cereal. It's got a bit of wafer taste to it like Big Gruesome had also, but not as much. The biggest downside to this is I taste some sort of stale malt in here. Almost like they didn't roast enough or dropped pale malts in here.

M - Medium bodied brew with mid to high level carbonation.

O - Aside from the stale flavor, this thing is pretty good. Not so much to make me say the name. I think if they changed the malt bill on this it could be great. It has more of a peanut butter flavor that's for sure, but if I had to choose I'd take Big Gruesome over this. Still glad I picked up a six pack though.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 02:03:50 | More by haazer
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-25-2013 23:31:35 | More by BillRoth
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at dog and bull
Poured into a tulip ? Very dark brown with an awesome light brown, thick fluffy heading. Leaves great lacing until the last drop.

Heavy roasted grains and nuts. A helluva alot of chocolate. Slight lactic notes and damn more and more of a chocolatey-peanut finish.

Lactic and chocolate flavor right up front. I get a heavy roasted hazlenut kicks into gear for a nice smooth middle. Finishes with a slight mask of alcohol and chocalate powdery notes.

Full bodied, solid carbonation. Neither chewy or watery excellent balance.

Overall is very surprising. I've heard alot about this brew and finally got to have my fill. Good choice.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 23:27:16 | More by TheFightfan1
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Such a deep dark blackish brown with just a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a nice mocha lace ring. Very sticky lace ring.
S - Very solid peanut butter cup stronger in the bottle but in the glass more roasty chocolate porter notes with some smoke.
T - Well it's smooth I give it that. Sweet roasted coffee notes and some bittersweet chocolate. The peanut butter is there which is nice not overall strong but just a mild roasted peanut taste. Smell left me a bit underwhelmed though.
M - Very smooth and creamy with a medium bodied drink ability.

Overall considering I paid 5 bucks for the single I am kind of disappointed but am glad to try it. I applaud the effort mostly since it just be hard to really capture that "candy peanut butter" taste in a beer. Not worth picking up a second unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 03:21:16 | More by DrDemento456
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-23-2013 23:56:53 | More by circus_cat
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themind

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma of this beer is awesome! chocolate, roasted malts, peanut butter just a very appealing aroma. Pours pitch black into a nice DF goblet. The taste was very good but did not live up to the aroma and the mouthfeel was a little thin. With a little work this brew could be Legendary. If the aroma and taste matched with a little more thickness this beer would be stellar. In the end it is still very good.

Bottom Line: Excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 23:01:51 | More by themind
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-23-2013 19:51:50 | More by IrishColonial
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-23-2013 06:31:55 | More by deonreds
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,213 ratings.