For Pete's Sake! | DuClaw Brewing Company

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For Pete's Sake!For Pete's Sake!
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3.94/5
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For Pete's Sake!For Pete's Sake!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Imperial version of Sweet Baby Jesus! that raises the bar again with its silky, full body, big roasted malt flavor and aroma dominated by rich notes of peanut butter and chocolate, subtle fruit and coffee notes, and a strong, warming 9% ABV. For Pete’s Sake!: It’s a whole new level of Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter!

Added by WCKDVBZ on 09-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,640
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
272
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
64
Trade:
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of jrc1093
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on 11/19/18

Pours a thicker brownish-black with slightly more than a finger of mocha head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves sparse, stringier lacing and a collar of thin foam.

Aroma is firmly nutty, specifically with light wafts of peanut and not a ton else; a bit of malt backbone here, but still fairly one-dimensional and bordering on artificial in the peanut notes.

Taste remains consistently nutty and vaguely artificial, but with a sturdy backbone of chocolate malt that adds a sort of creamy earthy quality to balance the sweetness.

Mouthfeel has a bit of body to it, with carbonation on the lighter side mostly substituted for an oily feel coming across the palate; smooth, easy, little booze, and somewhat sweet.

A marginally higher-ABV Sweet Baby Jesus, and a virtually indistinguishable counterpart at that. The weight to this one is what has it standing out by comparison, but on its own, this is a decently-done beer with an artificial quality still holding it back (too much so for my liking).

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Photo of Fillllll
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved it

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Dark black hue with a very thin tan head which is unusual for an imperial stout.
A: Smell mostly chocolate with a hint of peanut butter.
T: Chocolate forward with a lingering sticky peanut butter flavor.
O: As an imperial stout I think Duclaw did an excellent job being very flavorful, rich, and dessert like.

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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only traces of dark red are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan colored head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peanut butter are present in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of chocolate and peanut butter, the latter of which lingers into the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink considering its strength and does a very good job at combining the chocolate and peanut butter ingredients. In some aspects, it seems like it could use a little more malts as the peanut butter becomes very prominent as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JACruz
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Richer than Sweet Baby Jesus

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had this a few times, and although I judge it is a solid beer, and better than one other peanut butter porter/stout I had, this is simply not a beer I enjoy (I tend not to like peanut butter flavored food).

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Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peanut butter, roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste is of peanut butter, alcohol, roasted malts, very light chocolate. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is pretty good, but I felt the booziness overshadow the other flavors, especially the chocolate.

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Photo of Chad473
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Would have been better with a tad less abv

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Photo of gcamparone
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a dark brown nearly black body with a big 3 finger brown head that reduces to leave good lacing.

Aromas are a little faint with sweet malt and light chocolate and a tad nutty. On the tongue is chocolate syrup and light peanut butter with a bit of booziness. Medium carbonation.

I liked sweet baby Jesus better - I feel like it’s the perfect balance, and this may have pushed it past that.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I might need to try another for a truly formed opinion but at present it was a little too boozy and not as substantial as I had hoped. Of course I did have a Ten Fidy beforehand which could have seriously downplayed Pete.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nothing like I was expecting for an imperial. Roasted peanut butter for sure. Chocolate forward taste. Good balance on carbonation. Not too sweet at all.... The alcohol is a bit over whelming I think. But over all a very good different porter.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For Pete's Sake, indeed! This is my new favorite porter...

Full disclosure - I am a DuClaw fan. Most of their stuff I love, the majority I really, really like, and there's one of two that were underwhelming. But this offering I really, really love. Black liquid in the glass with a thin tan foam, decent staying power. The smell is everything it's advertised to be: Chocolate, peanut butter, strong taste of roasted malts, and just a hint of booziness. Mouthfeel was forward-carbonated, but it did tamp down as it warmed. This released the creamy texture that such a brew should exude and it did it well. A strong chocolate-forward taste, I really couldn't pull out the peanut butter, but the booziness at 9% ABV did not get in the way (though you definitely feel it after a while.) An outstanding beer, my new favorite porter...

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Photo of EvoRich
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 10/17/17, so 3 months old.

black with hints of brown body. small but persistent tan head leaving decent lacing.

aroma is pleasing, faintly of peanut butter, strong & malty

good peanut butter taste, faint hints of chocolate & coffee.

mouth is a little lighter than i would have liked, finish faintly sweet & peanut.

overall, a decent enough porter from duclaw

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of this at a beer store in concord , OH. It poured an opaque dark with very thin/non existent head that is not leaving any lace. The scent was peanut butter brittle. The taste was peanut brittle. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an interesting beer.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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For Pete's Sake! from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 272 ratings