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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,338 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,338
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 115
Gots: 212 | FT: 19
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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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%

this was all the talk last time I was down in MD... so I finally decided to break open a bottle and rate it

eyes...
pitch black with a solid finger of cocoa head afloat, nice and sticky foam graces the sides of the glass, simple but good looking spot o'brew

nose...
smack in the jaw peanut butter, delicious liquid reeses peanut butter cups (even though I have been partial to reeses pieces since ET), slight malted chocolate notes lurk underneath the PB kick, super inviting

taste etc...
medium feel with a bit more carbonation than some porters, the peanut butter was not immediate but becomes stronger with each sip, I almost feel like I took a spoonful of PB and smeared it on my tongue, my mouth has that dry smack of fresh PB... really weird sensation in a brew (or maybe the smell is just tricking my brain?), the chocolate and hops sort of merge to give you a sweet bitterness (very slight but you can taste it).

verdict?
very tasty, one of the best smelling beers I have checked out in some time, the peanut butter flavor is so spot on it is scary, this is worth seeking out for the experience of the PB alone

Ego, Dec 02, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -21.3%

Thanks to Houser for the bottle.

Appearance: Close to black. Some dark brown at the edges when held to direct light. Head is tan with ok retention. Dense and creamy. Leaves a small creamy collar with some smooth clumps on the cap. Spots of lacing.

Smell: Peanut butter right up front, but it lacks some of the roasted peanut edges I would expect. Sweet waxy chocolate coupled with some solid cocoa and dark chocolate. Slightly bitter with a solid roasted malt. A bit sweet with some hints of mildly earthy hops. Tootsie rolls come to mind. Nutty in good measure. Solid depth of creamy peanut butter. Warming really ups the peanut aspect and pushes down some of the more candy-chocolate notes. A bit of lactose-like sweetness.

Taste: Roasted malts. A nice balance of malt sweetness pushes a hint of caramel. Burnt coffee and some bready aspects. Nice toasted peanut coasts through the back and gains a bit more traction as it warms. Some sugary chocolate sweetness. Really makes me think of Tootsie Rolls. Some slight hints of darker cocoa and milk chocolate. Rather uneventful malt backbone. A touch of something vaguely earthy. The peanuts are really the best thing going. Lightly roasted and definitely evocative of decent peanut butter.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation runs high for the style and dissipates the flavor abruptly. Medium body. Clean finish.

Overall: Will Ferrel did it better.

The carbonation really kills this thing. The peanut butter aspect is solid, but everything else falls short of the mark. It's a mediocre porter at best and that's the tragedy.

Goblinmunkey7, Nov 25, 2013
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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.