Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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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:
#14,846
Reviews:
426
Ratings:
2,616
pDev:
14.96%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark reddish brown (approaching jet black) in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some moderate crimson red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a pillowy finger tall layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and light to moderate aromas of peanut butter over the top of light aromas of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of roasted malts which is quickly overtaken by moderate flavors of chocolate malts and cocoa. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of peanut butter. There is a light amount of sweetness with almost a hint of vanilla and no noticeable hops or bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A pretty decent dessert beer that reminds me of a peanut butter cup. A little fuller bodied than some of the other porters but not quite as full as a stout. Pretty easy to drink as it is not too sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DuClaw "Sweet Baby Jesus"
on tap at Union Jack's, Philadelphia, PA

Appearance: Brown body beneath a fluffy off-white head that steadily dwindles to just a thin cap (possible dirty glass). Fairly nice lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Nutty, chocolate/cocoa, caramel. Pleasant and welcoming.

Flavor: Peanut butter and chocolate are present, along with nutty and caramelish notes as well, but also a dull roastiness. It seems blocky rather than rounded. The bitterness is limited, and there's just an edge of earthy/leafy hops in the background,as it should be, and yet it's interestingly sweetish but not "sweet".

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a median carbonation. Smooth and just lightly creamy.

Overall: Not the best peanut butter beer I've ever had, but OK. It starts out nice but then quickly becomes a bit too much, even if you're looking at it as a dessert beer. Still, I'd have to recommend you try it just to see.

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottles, revised with the 2nd one in June 2015.
Loads of peanuts in the nose. Plenty of peanuts in the flavor too but enough dark roasted grain to have a clear presence. Trace of char on the aftertaste.

Slight astringency in the medium-full body.

O: not quite as balanced and refined as the Terrapin Liquid Bliss I had soon after.

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3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised I had not had this before, so thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a light fizzy tan head that fades fairly quickly, darker brown color with plenty of dirty light sneaking though.

Nose brings lots if peanut butter, a dried old earthy grainy Peanut butter, starts to get an earthy peanut shell, quite nutty, grainy doughy.

Taste brings more Peanutbutter, nutty, earthy peanuts, caramel, mild bitterness, little grainy malt, doughy, little earthy hop on the back end. Finish is mild earthy spicy hop bitterness, little grainy malt, plenty more peanut butter lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall ok, plenty of peanut butter, not much left for porter though, but enjoyable and fun.

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3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 9/9/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, Earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste likewise starts out with very strong flavors of peanut butter and chocolate that are quickly followed by a hearty roasted malt character. There are some back ground flavors of coffee and some smokiness. The hops presence is extremely mild as you would expect in a “dessert beer” such as this and there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good dessert-like representation of style, this is a nice beer to drink for a while if you’re looking for peanut butter/chocolate flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Bainbriedge Street Barrel House, Philly, PA

Dark brown-black pour with a monstrously creamy off-white head about three fingers thick; nice retention and blankets of lacing. (Note: this was a keg kicker.) Aroma was pretty much straight up Reese's pie. Not much else to say other than "yum." The taste reflected the nose, peanut butter, sweet chocolate, toasted bread, a bit of roast in the finish. The body was the weak point here. It was pretty smooth, but also pretty thin, and that caused the otherwise great taste to weaken after a few sips. It was still a good beer overall, and possibly the best I've had from DuClaw. This would probably be a great nitro beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beige head from the dark brown colored brew. Light does pass along the edge. The head leaves a lattice of lace.

Sweet, peanut butter cup aroma. Very light coffee in the background.

This is a sweet beer with lots of peanut flavors. The chocolate notes are semisweet. There is some hop bitterness but it is soft enough to be in the background. The body is above average. This is accentuated by the lower carbonation. The aftertaste brings some alcohol warmth to the cocoa flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2,616 ratings