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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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very good

1,405 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 120
Gots: 236 | FT: 18
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

djrn2, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

cw13, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Lurkerson
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Lurkerson, Dec 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Chevelle66, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

chucksim, Dec 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

hopsabrewin, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of HarryPotHead
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just not my cup of tea I guess. Props for being different, but I guess I just couldn't get over the in your face peanut butter taste. Smells great, but the coffee / PB hits the palate hard and is not subtle at all...if that is what they were going for....well, job well done. I guess I'd prefer this if it was a little more subtle and not so much in your face. Glad I found this on tap though cause I was looking at the 6er lately and was tempted to buy. Won't be revisiting this one.

HarryPotHead, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Pencible
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 08.06.13
Reviewed 11.29.13

A: This poured a translucent cola with almost no head.
S: It smelled like sweet milk chocolate with lots of peanut butter and not much else.
T: It tasted like sweet milk chocolate and peanut butter. It had a clean sweet aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with a little carbonation. Ok body.
D: This was exactly what you would expect. I would have preferred more delicate and complex, but this was a fun gimmick brew. Easy enough to drink, if you have a sweet tooth.

Pencible, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of LI_PO12
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

bottle in tulip

Appearance- Black, with a light tan head

Aroma- Chocolate, roasted malts, peanut butter coming through as well, all things mixing nicely

flavor- its a bit watery, but the chocolate and peanut butter notes are very nice, theres a bit of a roasted bitterness at the end. Not overly sweet like I thought it would be.

Mouthfeel- To thin, and watery, Carbonation is ok

Overall- Smell was very nice, but really fell short in the mouthfeel and flavor. Still worth a try for the peanut butter mix, but its just ok for a porter

LI_PO12, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mtpHokie, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Bilco, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

ChipMurray, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mj81, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

intothepit86, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours with a deep chocolatey brown body with a dense froth of off white foam. Seems very appropriate from the start.

The scent is strong chocolate, mixed with a roasted peanut butter that gives this a natural dessert like aroma. Not only is the aroma strong but the scent it decisive and sweet.

As goes the nose, so goes the tongue as this is big on chocolate, big on roasted peanuts and big on being delicious.

The only complaint is that the feel is very light, sprite and airy. My expectation would be a smoother, thicker feel, as this is quality dessert.

This is just flat delicious, nothing overly complex or snobby, just as advertised.

KYGunner, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

gr8zehaman, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TheNakedStiletto, Dec 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

TaylorK, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

huntr70, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

PA-Michigander, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Flying_Moose, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Ego
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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).

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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4.75/5  rDev +26%

petepiroc, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bilhelm, Dec 01, 2013
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.