Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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2,646 Ratings
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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:
#16,135
Reviews:
435
Ratings:
2,646
pDev:
14.96%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
201
Gots:
927
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,646 |  Reviews: 435
Photo of mjw2808
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grthka
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a IPA fan but one taste and smell of this blew my mind. Can definitely taste and smell the chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of Damilton5
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregWright
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ovaltine
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, on the edge of black, with a tan head that has gravitas. The nose is a little chocolate and char and a TON of peanut butter .

The peanut butter is prominent on the taste, with some chocolate and a surprising stone fruit component that is a bit of a miss. I wish the chocolate played a bigger role in this beer, because I think it would be world-class if it did.

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Photo of ibanez2k
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jmar25
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kristiclimbs
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with significant, cocoa colored head.
Smell is chocolate and some very prominent peanut butter.
Taste is light sweet malt mix of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter.
Has a faintly artificial flavor I can't quite put my finger on.

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Photo of Tdnarba
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking porter but there's no smell to it (might be different if drinking on draft). PB flavor didn't come through, but still tasted fine regardless

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

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

Photo of Zlyice
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer is very dark for the style. Even held up to the light it stays mainly black with some slight edges of cola/brown colored highlights. Thinner crown that is khaki in color doesn't stay too long, leaving just an outer ring in minutes.
The smell is peanut butter first and foremost. It is demanding you know it's there. Then the chocolate comes to remind you not to forget it's there. Reminiscent of Reese's puff cereal.
The taste is more chocolate than the peanut butter with the peanut still being present. This does still remind me of Reese's puff cereal.
The mouthfeel is thinner than I expected and what I would like. Have to remember this is a porter tho. I would still like some more body and bounce to this and I feel like it would help the flavor out as well.
Overall, it's not anything mind blowing but a solid brew and a treat nonetheless.

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Photo of bendukes86
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ewok_BBQ
4.84/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jamison85
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AggieAlves
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer if you like a lot of favor! It comes out black as night and leaves a beautiful tan head that stays for a long time. You are instantly hit by the strong, sweet smell of coffee. Your first sip, you are instantly hooked by the full bodied flavor of coffee, Chocolate and peanut butter. It's seriously the best Porter I ever had. I had this on draft at Corner Tavern in Naugatuck, CT.

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Photo of Uconnbrewskies
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMC43
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pirateclem
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I’m not much of a porter guy, I prefer stouts but as porters go this is a damn good one. Nice nose with the peanut butter and sweetness comes through. Peanut butter and lite chocolate in the front end of the palate as well. Yummy.

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Photo of IronLover
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with ruby red highlights. Poured with a moderate, creamy, mocha beige foam with medium retention. Rich, dark sweet malt, chocolate and peanut butter aromas with brown bread notes. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy smooth feel through the middle with light warmth near the finish. Peanut butter flavoring up front with grainy, sweet dark malts and lightly roasted coffee. Medium, earthy, spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Peanut butter flavoring, chocolate, dark malts and roasted coffee return on the back end to the finish. Finished with grainy dark malt flavors followed by roasty malt and coffee bitterness that slowly tapers. I like peanut butter, but in my beer? Nevertheless, this was better than I expected. The peanut butter character added complexity to the aroma and sweetness. The coffee flavor and hop bitterness nicely balanced the pb and the maltiness. Easy to drink and flavorful.

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Photo of Manthon
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2,646 ratings