Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus
BA SCORE
65.8%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 2,567 ratings
Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed in 2011, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by rich flavors of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter, and balanced by a subtle hop character and moderate 6.5% abv. Sweet Baby Jesus finishes smooth, dry, and roasty with lingering notes of chocolate and peanut butter so savory, you will exclaim its name!

Added by MasterSki on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,047
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
2,567
Liked:
1,690
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
15%
Alströms:
3
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
888
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 2,567 |  Reviews: 419
Photo of incognito369
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look -- Dark Black where you can slightly see at the bottom of the glass
Smell -- This is where Sweet Baby Jesus stands out. Smells like peanut butter and chocolate milk shake based off the smell!
Taste -- The taste is not as good as the smell. You get a roasty taste, chocolate, coffee, and hints of peanut butter
Feel -- On the thin size
Overall -- Don't understand why this beer is rated so low BUT I'm a fan of peanut butter porters and stouts and it taste GREAT to me! The aroma is the highlight of the beer! If you never had a peanut butter flavored beer give it try don't be discouraged by overall rating!

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Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was lighter than I expected, but it was good.
Look: Very dark with a touch of red ruby. Khaki head
Smell: Roasty notes, chocolate and peanut butter
Taste: Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, natural peanut butter, but a touch on the bitter side
Feel: thinner than expected, but well carbonated.
This was a good beer. It wasn't what I expected, but it definitely hit the spot.

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Photo of Eammon1920
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cola black light carbonation leading to a just slightly thin feel. Otherwise it's just like it's advertised. Aroma came off as roasted peanuts with some malt and bitter cocoa/coffee. This is a decent porter with some add ons. This will not appeals to everyone but it made for a interesting tasty dessert beer(but one is enough)

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Photo of digitalflood
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doonzman
4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJWalker
2.43/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MVanTryke
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not a big peanut butter fan, but I love a tasty, distinctive, bold porter. I took a chance on this unique one on a recent trip to WV. I ordered another, and another. Burp! Spare some jelly and sliced bread?

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Photo of alexanderplatz
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Mouthfeel way thinner than I want in a stout. Flavor complexity lacking, and some unpleasant sour hints. The only stout I've ever had that seemed a little watery in terms of taste.

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Photo of Mickaylavolker
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of faatcase
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LT630
2.31/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of smbslt
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L - Dark brown with a thick tan head
S - Chocolate
T - Chocolate with a baker's chocolate bitter after taste
F - Viscous and clinging. Surprised not to find cocoa bean grounds.
O - Very one dimensional. Smell and taste did not change as it warmed. Waited for the peanut butter to appear. Maybe it is part of the second coming? Would have been an very good chocolate porter.

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Photo of kraut6363
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cindicameron
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Riff
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a jet black with about a finger of off-white head that reduces to some nice lacing. Smells of chocolate, malt, and a little bit like peanut butter. Taste is hop bitterness up front, a little chocolate, some solid malt flavor, with the peanut butter coming in faintly at the end and lingering after the finish. Medium body, light carbonation. As a porter it's fairly solid, nothing special, just a little bit of the promised chocolate peanut butter. Not bad, but nothing I'd seek out specially.

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Photo of Wolverine3232
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CowboyFromHell666
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kkazemi
2.87/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phineasco
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark brown with 1 inch khaki head.
Smell: Peanut butter, cashews, nuts, and chocolate.
Taste: Dark chocolate, peanut butter, raspberries, dried fruit, and bready malt.
Mouthfeel: A little boozy.
Overall: A decent peanut butter Porter.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got a twelve pack of this to try. They recently started allowing you to buy just 12 packs at PA wholesalers, and I figured it's a porter, with peanut butter, how bad could it be? Needless, I sawed through the 12 but put one in the back of my fridge to see if age would help this one out. I just had a RED IPA that I reviewed WOW. I wondered if age had anything to do with it? With IPAs, to my taste? Torpedo from Sierra Nevada is damn good from the shelf, but have one after six months..or a year...mmmmmmmmm.

So, this near black beverage had no head and to call what's left "lace" on the top is almost a joke. Smells of hazlenut, coffee and closing the eyes maybe peanut butter? The creamy mouth has no bitter to speak of with maybe a watery impact on the swallow. Okay,this is tastier than when I first tried it. I think my biggest gripe was the syrupy sweetness overtook all other tastes in this beer. Well, this is as advertised. Peanut butter flavored porter. However it has none of the creamy of the porter and the sweet syrup exerts itself . There is bitter now around the edges plus a bit of wine and maybe toast?

Okay. Did the aging help? It might have. Would I get this again? I was expecting more based on the title, but anybody that's ever bought a been because of the name or graphics more that the beer itself, you know what I mean.

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Photo of Dieseltech1982
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dang good porter. Good hoppy malty taste. Caught the peanut butter, but no chocolate. Would have probably came off beeter as a milder stout, but still a good brew.

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Photo of Nace4
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.8% out of 100 with 2,567 ratings
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