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Sweet Baby Jesus! | DuClaw Brewing Company

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Sweet Baby Jesus!Sweet Baby Jesus!
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3.8/5
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Sweet Baby Jesus!Sweet 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!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,512
Reviews:
448
Ratings:
2,696
pDev:
15%
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
960
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 2,696 |  Reviews: 448
Photo of officerbill
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1/19 bottle.
Almost black color with a thin tan head, moderate carbonation.

Has a pleasant chocolatey & malty smell.

Tastes like a store brand Reese's peanut butter cup. Has a forward chocolate/cocoa taste with a mild peanut butter behind it. Both of those flavors have an artificial taste and there isn't any lingering dryness to clean your palate.

A thin feel in your mouth and the peanut butter sticks to your tongue.

It's okay for what it is, but I'm not going to buy another bottle or recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of geektastically
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tracyde
2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hephaestos
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Mack
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vjhillsr
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TriggerBill
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DISKORD
1.77/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of jrc1093
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on 11/9/18

Pours a glossy, nearly opaque brown capped with a light beige head which is short-lived and lightly frothy; minimal lacing left around the glass.

Aroma is overwhelmingly nutty, with a somewhat artificial peanut bouquet largely overshadowing notes of granola and chocolate malt.

Taste is overwhelmingly nutty and slightly artificial, but the peanuty profile is earthy and pleasant enough; faint, crisp chocolate malt and graham cracker on the back end, although still mostly overwhelmed by the semi-sweetness from the peanut.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mostly oily and slick, light carbonation that almost goes unnoticed save for a slight, crisp effervescence on the back end.

A drinkable, interesting brew, but a bit too sweet and artificial for my tastes, although it does mimic a peanut butter-type profile well enough.

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Photo of Unclevince
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Big chocolate & peanut butter in the taste. The coffee note is very slight & hidden from the other bigger flavors in this beer. I agree with the mouthfeel is sort of thin but hey it's a porter not a stout, so let's keep that in mind. Furthermore, anybody that is a fan of Jesus is alright by me. It's a little boozy though for low abv porter but it's still darn good. When I go to Maryland I love to seek out Duclaw beers because they are truly the best brewery in Maryland. Cheers! B

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Photo of beertunes
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to MikeXW for this one from his ninja box from Rookies BIF #2. 12oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a solid black color, much like a stout, with just under a half-inch of tan head that had low retention and lacing.

A huge blast of peanuts hit the nose right up front. Nicely layered chocolate is just underneath. There was a solid beer scent as well. Very similar on the tongue, like a liquid peanut butter cup from a good chocolatier. Again, I suspect the base beer is pretty good on its own.

The body was pretty typical for the style, just a touch lighter than medium, and was very smooth across the palate. The finish was, while not dry by any means, much drier than I anticipated. Drinkability was awesome, I wanted another right away. Overall, a great beer. Loved it. A must-try if you see it.

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Photo of DrWho
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I drank it straight from the bottle, yes I’m a novice but why dirty another glass? Another person said the smell is one of the best parts about this beer, it gives a great cocoa and peanut butter note, I couldn’t agree more. At first sip I didn’t know what to think, after you drink it for awhile it seems to improve. It has very light carbonation and little to no alcohol burn. I absolutely love peanut butter but I am a little disappointed at this beers taste. I am going to be trying it’s sibling Sweet Baby Java soon hopefully it’s a bit better. Final verdict not bad but not in my top tier list.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"A classic, full-bodied, robust porter with a smooth, dry finish and just enough hops to balance aromas and flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, and peanut butter so rich that just one sip and you will ... exclaim the name!"

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. No bottling date found.
Deep brown colored body, with mahogany and ruby red highlights when back lit. Half a finger of light tan head settles back to thin cap and ring. Leaves behind a spotted pattern of lacing.
Aroma is quite strong with the peanut butter, along with chocolate and roasted malt.
Taste is moderately sweet, with flavors of roasted malts, milk chocolate, and peanut butter. Exit flavor brings forth some coffee notes.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Okay carbonation.
The thinner body detracts some from the taste experience. The flavors are well balanced, and the peanut butter is well featured. Another interesting beer to try but one per session is enough. This is a dessert beer and not a good food pairing beer.

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Photo of Clemson_OB
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I only ever drink this out of the bottle (I know, I know), so hard to say much about look. The smell is one of the best parts about this beer, it gives a great cocoa and peanut butter note. My girlfriend hates it, but I find it great after a meal. As for taste, it's one of the better "dessert" beers I've had. As others have mentioned, it's almost too smooth, I'd like a little more fill mouth feel. Overall, this has become one of my favorite after meals beer. I can only drink it in the evenings after dinner, but that's where it belongs. Very solid beer!

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waymore
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dlijoi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heelz4life
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PositivePest
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rockhead
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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Sweet Baby Jesus! from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,696 ratings