Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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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:
#21,280
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
2,683
pDev:
15%
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
953
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 2,683 |  Reviews: 446
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. Surprisingly, I am getting some of the alcohol for only 6.5%, & look there is even a bottled on date. Duclaw has them self a tasty dessert type of beer here folks. This beer has potential to be a little better with a few tweaks here & there. 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

Photo of ab39z
1.74/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Stew5
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a nice tan head peanut butter taste up front a nice chocolate coffee on the tail end a very good beer

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Photo of spartacat300
2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lazhal
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runwild99
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeekBard
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Dark
Smell: Chocolate, vague peanut butter,
Taste: mild chocolate flavor, dry finish, peanut butter flavor takes away from the chocolate notes
Feel: A little on the thin side
Overall: It's not bad. Had some cookies with it, not what I would call one of my desert brews.

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SnackDaddy
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Belgian chalice glass
L - Nice black color
S - chocolate, malt, not peanut specific but general nutty aroma, roasted coffee of course, maybe some dark (pumpernickel?) bread
T - roasted malt, coffee, semi-sweet chocolate (not dark or milk), smooth peanut butter. Like 'whipped' peanut butter, not spoon-out-of-a-jar. Someone mentioned like the Fast Break candy bar: spot on. Especially the whipped peanut butter taste. Overall not overly done, but generally pleasing
F - Smooth. Maybe too 'smooth'. Wish it felt a little thicker, but still still nice.
O - Nice beer to drink before or after dinner. I can't imagine drinking this WITH food (other than popcorn at a bar).

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Photo of chiefz1
1.06/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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

Photo of kimlhurst
1.12/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Black color, tan lingering collar, Burnt chocolate aroma. Burnt chocolate & peanut butter taste. Leaves a burnt cigarette butt aftertaste.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Meriah
2.86/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,683 ratings