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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 113
Gots: 185 | 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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Ratings: 1,269 | Reviews: 187 | Display Reviews Only:
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-03-2014 00:30:18 | More by kmos27
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zdeck37

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-21-2014 20:14:30 | More by zdeck37
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JandJMD

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-14-2013 20:53:55 | More by JandJMD
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dleone3

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-10-2014 11:16:36 | More by dleone3
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gueuzegossage

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-05-2014 02:39:37 | More by gueuzegossage
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JALN13


3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-13-2014 01:06:48 | More by JALN13
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wr3ck00n

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-30-2014 23:28:20 | More by wr3ck00n
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cleve00

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

09-11-2013 16:46:39 | More by cleve00
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mattjcrawford

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-18-2014 23:31:05 | More by mattjcrawford
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JayQue

Virginia

3.01/5  rDev -19.9%

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.

11-14-2013 02:24:19 | More by JayQue
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.01/5  rDev -19.9%

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.

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

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -18.9%

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.

05-04-2014 23:55:23 | More by mabermud
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -18.6%

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.

01-21-2013 01:41:16 | More by AdamBear
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -17%

08-19-2014 01:02:35 | More by GameOfBeers
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -16.2%

Duclaw at BWI airport, on draft. Pours dark brown with ruby edges, not much head to speak of. Smells like a peanut butter and jelly, with a slight hint of roast in the background and some molasses. A little watery and on the sweet side. Needs some bitter to balance out the sweet. Peanut butter is there, but just not working in this. Similar to CCB Snack Attack buy nowhere close in quality. Nearly cloying and just not very pleasant.

05-12-2013 13:55:34 | More by BMMillsy
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RJBeverage

Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -15.2%

The name caught my attention in the store, but the idea of a peanut butter chocolate sold me.

Poured into a glass, it is dark brown, cola like colour with a tan head that dissipates but doesn't go entirely away. As much as I wanted to smell the peanut nose most reviewers speak of all I smell was a roasted chocolate odor. The taste is a burnt toast and chocolate, thick feel, not sweet at all like some chocolate beers. Overall I'd say it's an above average chocolate porter or stout. I would definitely buy this again.

Purchased in Gettysburg, I haven't yet seen Du Claw beers in the Pittsburgh area.

07-01-2013 19:17:25 | More by RJBeverage
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GregY

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%

Bottled 11/5/13 -- first real experience with a Porter beer --- tried to keep an open mind. Good body and taste - heavy chocolate smell and felt good in the mouth. Got better and contained much better with stonger flavor over time. Really liked the apperance.

12-26-2013 02:08:31 | More by GregY
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hopflyer

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%

Bottled 1/2/14

Very dark brown, not quite opaque black. Fairly vigorous pour and almost no head. Just a ring.

Spot on in the nose with unbelievable peanut butter and chocolate. Comparison to resees cups no doubt about it.

Taste follows right up with the peanut butter and milk chocolate. The nose is stronger than the taste. It has all the sweetness as the candy bar but doesn't carry the little saltiness. Not much else in this beer. Kind of a one trick pony. The initial taste fades pretty quickly further in to the glass. A hint of bitter aftertaste now.

The feel is where I really had some disappointment. Really thin and low carbonation. Almost watery. Just doesn't fit the aroma as I'm about to take another sip.

It is what they say it is. A peanut butter beer. But only the first half of the bottle. It really fades off fast and and the mouthfeel falls short of what I think should accompany such a beer. It is certainly something different though.

03-22-2014 00:54:03 | More by hopflyer
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-21-2014 22:04:04 | More by KirkFrancis
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-02-2014 01:40:07 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-23-2013 23:20:09 | More by hyoung41
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-08-2014 15:10:13 | More by HuntDaddy540
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CraigMack61

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-29-2014 02:26:22 | More by CraigMack61
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-25-2014 15:42:13 | More by Jimbo321
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-27-2014 02:38:32 | More by KCBeerNerd
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
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