Sweet Baby Jesus!
DuClaw Brewing Company

Sweet Baby Jesus!Sweet Baby Jesus!
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DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #329
Ranked #20,278
3.81 | pDev: 14.96%
Saturday at 05:14 PM
Dec 23, 2012
Very Good
Sweet Baby Jesus!Sweet Baby Jesus!
Notes: 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!
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4.01 by clm9 from North Carolina on Saturday at 05:14 PM
4 by wac9 from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2022
3.75 by PapaGoose03 from Michigan on Apr 26, 2022
4.38 by Rhetion from Florida on Apr 03, 2022
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a dark brown black with a medium tan head and thick fingers of lacing.

S: Roasted malt, hints of sweet chocolate, a sweet peanut butter, smells sweet and inviting.

T: Roasted malt, a sweet to bittersweet chocolate, sweet nutty peanut butter.

F: Smooth, very low carbonation.

O: This is a very enjoyable peanut butter beer.

Apr 03, 2022
4.17 by jschurter from Georgia on Apr 02, 2022
3.92 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Mar 18, 2022
5 by doctorgary from New York on Feb 19, 2022
4.16 by BeerByBelle from Florida on Feb 19, 2022
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 18, 2022
4.08 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Feb 09, 2022
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Feb 06, 2022
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4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Wasatch from Colorado

12 oz. Can
CANNED ON: 12/01/21

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice dark brown/black color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus tan head, which leaves a pretty nice medium size island, with some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee/coffee notes, pretty nice peanut butter, nice roastyness, pretty nice vanilla, licorice. The taste is very nice, malty, hoppy, chocolate/toffee/coffee, sweetness (vanilla), with some pretty nice peanut butter, pretty nice roastyness, licorice. Medium body, ABV is hidden very well, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Nice to see it around.

Feb 06, 2022
3.93 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Feb 02, 2022
4.1 by morebeergood from Massachusetts on Jan 07, 2022
3.94 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Dec 21, 2021
3.98 by steve8robin from Massachusetts on Dec 18, 2021
4.15 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Nov 30, 2021
4 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Nov 28, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DistrictElite from District of Columbia

God damn! It’s straight forward, folks. Read the label. That’s what you’re buying.


A very dark brown, straight forward, chocolate peanut butter roasty porter.

Flavor of milk chocolate up front that fades to peanut butter. Again, read the label.

Overall this is a damn good drinking experience. Get a fire going, enjoy fall (or winter), relax and drink it up slowly.

Nov 20, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left minimal lacing on the glass. It smelled of rich milk chocolate, toffee and creamy peanut butter. Sweet peanut butter, rich chocolate and a hint of vanilla taste.

Nov 18, 2021
3.91 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 13, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jettjon from Florida

From a 12 oz. bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. Dark chestnut brown color with a small head of brown foam that fades quickly leaving a thin ring. Nose of toasted malt and vanilla. No real “peanut butter” evident but there is a kind of a dry nutty smell which perhaps some might characterize as peanuts. In the mouth, flavor is similar to nose with a nice toasted malt character along with some sweetness punctuated with a hint of vanilla and, as the beer warms, a nuttiness that could be described as “peanut butter.” Dry mild hops finish. Mouthfeel is mid-bodied and quenching. Overall, regardless of “peanut butter” character, this is solid porter with lots of rich toasted sweet malt. Would definitely try again.

Nov 06, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

L - Pitch black i the glass with two fingers of almond-colored head

S - Dark chocolate and rich peanut butter. Smells decadent and robust.

T - Taste isn't as intense as the nose. I get more of a peanut shell or dust flavor than actual peanut butter. It's reminiscent of the Belching Beaver PB Milk Stout

F - Full enough, but does feel thin at times.

O - Taste didn't match the nose, but this is a solid PB porter that would be good with dessert.

Oct 21, 2021
4.5 by PGHSOUP from Ohio on Oct 20, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Kiiz

L: Dark with amber highlight, off white head that doesn’t last long. Mild lacing.
A: Hints of creamy peanut butter, mini tootsie rolls, and alcohol.
T: Watered down chocolate with a peanut butter aftertaste.
F: Extremely light feel with mild carbonation. The fact that it’s slightly creamy is the only redeeming factor for me.
O: This beer seemed to have a lot going for it coming in, but the taste and feel leave a lot to be desired. As a peanut butter lover, I might’ve set the bar too high coming in. I’ll keep looking for a good peanut butter chocolate beer especially with Halloween coming up.

Oct 05, 2021
3.71 by h4ger from Connecticut on Sep 28, 2021
3.48 by SolarPower36 from Florida on Sep 03, 2021
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1.62/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
by XMiller

Heard that it's being purchased as a gag or because of the name. On my personal scale of 1-10 I give it a 1.

Jun 22, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours very dark brown with a finger of rocky tan head.
Aroma pretty straight forward chocolate peanut butter roasty.
Flavor of milk chocolate up front that fades to peanut butter. I like that the peanut flavor is not overpowering. Finishes fairly dry and a little bitter.
Overall this is a good drinking experience. Something I would pick up a bottle of every once in a while if I’m in the mood.

Jun 18, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JerseyJohn02 from New Jersey

Nose is very strong with the peanut butter and chocolate, but the palette is much milder and enough porter-ness to make it very pleasant.

May 30, 2021
3.83 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Shiredave from New York

Deep and dark, opaque with a tall, tan head that leaves flecks of lace around the glass.
Aromas of cocoa dusted peanuts in the ashes of a campfire. Strange, artificial chocolate aromas - over sweet like melted milk chocolate raisinettes., then more boiled peanuts. Weird but interesting.
Flavors of peanuts play throughout the dark malt base. Hops offer some bitter balance to the malt and sugary sweetness but just barely. with little barley character. The more I drink, the less I like. Not beer friendly flavors for me and not at all well folded into what should be a rich and roasty malt base.
The body is thin for a robust porter, very weak on the malt and roasted grain presence required of the style - peanut butter or not.
Finish is dry and quick to fade. As it warms it finishes harsh and a bit sour.
Not a full bodied "robust" robust porter but different and slightly interesting in the cocoa and peanut flavors, just not interesting enough for me to drink again. However I would recommend it to anyone who thinks it sounds good.

Apr 17, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Radome from Florida

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a red wine glass.

L - Appears black and opaque in the glass. It does show as a clear mahogany at the edges when held up to the light. Not much head, other than some thin swirls of light tan bubbles.

S - Delicious aromas of peanut butter and chocolate. Behind them is some roasted, slightly burnt grain.

T - Rich peanut taste over bitter chocolate. In the finish I get some earthy hops and roasted grains.

F - Medium body with low to medium prickly carbonation and a light mouth coating feel. Medium to high bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - This is a tasty flavored porter that delivers exactly what it claims--peanut butter and chocolate.

Apr 17, 2021
3.95 by Danzifer from Ohio on Mar 28, 2021
4.14 by Argail from Louisiana on Mar 26, 2021
3.19 by golf4collet from West Virginia on Mar 02, 2021
4 by Sinister from New York on Feb 21, 2021
Sweet Baby Jesus! from DuClaw Brewing Company
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