Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,557 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay
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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
Ratings:
2,557
Reviews:
414
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
878
For Trade:
19
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Photo of faatcase
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LT630
2.31/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of smbslt
3.07/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L - Dark brown with a thick tan head
S - Chocolate
T - Chocolate with a baker's chocolate bitter after taste
F - Viscous and clinging. Surprised not to find cocoa bean grounds.
O - Very one dimensional. Smell and taste did not change as it warmed. Waited for the peanut butter to appear. Maybe it is part of the second coming? Would have been an very good chocolate porter.

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Photo of kraut6363
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cindicameron
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Riff
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a jet black with about a finger of off-white head that reduces to some nice lacing. Smells of chocolate, malt, and a little bit like peanut butter. Taste is hop bitterness up front, a little chocolate, some solid malt flavor, with the peanut butter coming in faintly at the end and lingering after the finish. Medium body, light carbonation. As a porter it's fairly solid, nothing special, just a little bit of the promised chocolate peanut butter. Not bad, but nothing I'd seek out specially.

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Photo of Wolverine3232
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CowboyFromHell666
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kkazemi
2.87/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phineasco
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark brown with 1 inch khaki head.
Smell: Peanut butter, cashews, nuts, and chocolate.
Taste: Dark chocolate, peanut butter, raspberries, dried fruit, and bready malt.
Mouthfeel: A little boozy.
Overall: A decent peanut butter Porter.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got a twelve pack of this to try. They recently started allowing you to buy just 12 packs at PA wholesalers, and I figured it's a porter, with peanut butter, how bad could it be? Needless, I sawed through the 12 but put one in the back of my fridge to see if age would help this one out. I just had a RED IPA that I reviewed WOW. I wondered if age had anything to do with it? With IPAs, to my taste? Torpedo from Sierra Nevada is damn good from the shelf, but have one after six months..or a year...mmmmmmmmm.

So, this near black beverage had no head and to call what's left "lace" on the top is almost a joke. Smells of hazlenut, coffee and closing the eyes maybe peanut butter? The creamy mouth has no bitter to speak of with maybe a watery impact on the swallow. Okay,this is tastier than when I first tried it. I think my biggest gripe was the syrupy sweetness overtook all other tastes in this beer. Well, this is as advertised. Peanut butter flavored porter. However it has none of the creamy of the porter and the sweet syrup exerts itself . There is bitter now around the edges plus a bit of wine and maybe toast?

Okay. Did the aging help? It might have. Would I get this again? I was expecting more based on the title, but anybody that's ever bought a been because of the name or graphics more that the beer itself, you know what I mean.

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Photo of Dieseltech1982
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dang good porter. Good hoppy malty taste. Caught the peanut butter, but no chocolate. Would have probably came off beeter as a milder stout, but still a good brew.

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Photo of Nace4
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blrumsey4
4.59/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good, only undermined by belching beavers peanut butter stout.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice porter with dark color. More Chocolate taste than peanut butter. Nice Malty flavor goes really smooth with a great finish to it. so kudos to DuClaw

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Photo of vande
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a porter style glass. Got a large aroma of peanut butter more than chocolate. Tasted of a bittersweet peanut butter chocolate. I guess I expected a sweeter kind of porter with this but it's drinkable.

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Photo of CaptainHate
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a quick slim finger’s white head that quickly dissipated. No lacing was there at all. The smell started off with more of a chocolate to peanut butter blend but as it warmed, the peanut butter came out stronger. The taste was pretty much the same as the chocolate faded as it warmed. There’s a slight quick salty to sweet peanut butter aftertaste with no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent session quality on it. Overall, pretty good peanut butter chocolate porter I’d have it again.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zapiszak
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not my style of beer by a long shot, especially in the summer. Given as a gift, and with an admitted love of peanut butter, a dove in with mixed expectations....not bad, not great...nice subtle peanut butter flavor...will now try on bread with some jelly...details to follow....

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Photo of nwhittin
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
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