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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,407 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,407
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 119
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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Photo of JayQue
3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A bit disappointed in this one. The last peanut butter and chocolate collaboration I had was some halloween candy Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. This beer is not in the same league as Reese's. Pours a dark brown color with some light showing through at the bottom of the pint glass. A hard pour produces a medium size tan head. Leaves some spotty lacing.

Aroma looked promising as well, at first a milk chocolate smell with kind of a milk stout lactose thing going on. As the beer warmed up, a faint hint of peanut appears.

Then comes the taste!!! Some smooth milk chocolate up front and then a nasty, chemical fake peanut butter taste. Very off-putting. No roasted malts or any other porter attributes...a quick hit of chocolate and then YUCK!!!

Mouthfeel is rich enough but that aftertaste dominates everything. Not a drain pour, but I certainly will never serve up another one. This is a beer to avoid.

JayQue, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of stckhndlr
3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

stckhndlr, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of mabermud
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is very thin and somewhat watery. The smell is very weak. The mouthfeel is lacking. The taste is disappointing. When I read chocolate peanut butter porter, I am expecting chocolate and peanut butter. The chocolate and peanut butter taste is lacking. I would not drink this again. Maybe I had an old bottle. I bet it tastes great on tap.

mabermud, May 05, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A-very dark brown with a thin light tan head

S-very chocolatey with a very evident hint of peanut butter. smells good, but almost artificial

T-comes in with an oddly tart and bitter flavor of cocoa malts. it tastes artificial and not exactly well done. matching after-taste with a weird hint of mint.

M-medium carbonation with a watery finish

O-i got so excited when i saw a peanut butter beer, but this was such a let down. the peanut butter was lost in the flavor, which doesn't matter because it was just a terrible porter either way. the flavors are all artificial and there's a lot of off flavor to it.

AdamBear, Jan 21, 2013
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3.12/5  rDev -17.2%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,407 ratings.