Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle into Shorts pint
Dark brown with three finger tan head. Moderate amount of lacing sticking to the glass.
Smells more roasty than anything initially. A little nutty, malty and musty. Don't get much in the nose of peanut butter.
I do get some peanut butter in the taste but it is actually very subdued. It is much more porter (regular) like to me than one with artificial flavors. I am surprised by this because I was anticipating it to be an artificial peanut butter tasting bomb. The flavors, however are not all that fake but faint and pretty well integrated into the base porter.
It is ok in the feel. A little thin but works well with this beer. Does coat the palate with some sticky sweetness and has the right amount of carbonation.
This beer is done well for what it is. I like the fact that the peanut butter is not in your face yet it is there. As it warms up I am getting more of the peanut butter and enjoying it.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2013 23:49:43 | More by sleuthdog
4/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a bulbed pint glass straight out of a growler filled at the Arundel Mills location. Color is a translucent cola-black with just a bit of latte foam colored head. Smells of roasty malt, chocolate and peanut shells (not particularly sweet) and maybe a hint of cola/vanilla. Taste is big and bready, with dark chocolate type tannins--no real peanut butter to speak of beyond the nose. Surprisingly crisp finish. Silky, slightly viscous mouthfeel almost like a barleywine with a surprising amount of carbonation. Totally worth checking out, definitely a good gimmick beer to bring to a tailgate, but not a whole lot of replay value here.
Serving type: growler
09-02-2013 20:24:47 | More by IPhantom
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A dessert beer (or gimmick depending on POV) that I had to try b/c I have a sweet tooth. Looks like a great porter with a black body, one finger tan head, some lace and to bastardize I'll say it has an aroma similar to a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (or any PB cup, to be honest). From there I felt it went down south after that. Smooth, light to medium body that is slightly chewey and bready but quite frankly the peanut butter and chocolate tastes are muddy. It's more like a watered down (with alcohol) peanut butter cup milkshake. I didn't have trouble finishing my pint but I couldn't bother with this again. Also there's a hoppy bitterness and crispness that I wish was more subdued since this is supposed to be a sweet beer, or at least sweeter than your regular beer (even porter).
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2013 13:36:00 | More by clayrock81
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
A: Dark brown a little ruby color with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly.
S: Sweet Baby Jesus this smells just like a Reeses peanut butter cup. Heavenly smell. With some roasted malts/coffee smell in there
T: Follows the nose to a degree. A little bit watery coffee dominates more in the taste than the smell. Plenty of chocolate and the peanut butter takes a back seat.
M: Too thin for a porter in my opinion. Does not have a clean finish, but it goes down smooth.
O: Take this beer for what it's worth - a gimmick. It accomplishes what it sets out to do and I recommend at least trying it.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2013 01:17:07 | More by Givemebeer
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
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