Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,546 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:
2,546
Reviews:
412
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
873
For Trade:
19
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Photo of blackcompg
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - pours about a finger of mocha head that dwindles to a solid cap & sturdy collar, body is a deep translucent crimson mahogany, think cherry cola, very minimal lacing after each quaff

Smell - wow, huge nose of peanut butter, lightly mingling with scents of dark molasses, and hint of roast

Taste - much like the nose there is a strong peanut butter that explodes across the palate and into the sinuses, immediately met by deeply dry roasted peanuts, unsweetened dark chocolate, barely sweetened molasses and black licorice, finishes with lingering unsalted peanuts, roasted peanut husk, slight astringent plum skins, and more bittering aspects of dark molasses/black licorice.

Mouthfeel - nearly medium mouthfeel from boldness of flavors, carb is light and silky smooth allowing flavors to remain and assert, bitter and dry felt at the back of the tongue, with deposits of dry peanuts and unsweetened molasses left in the mouth corners

Overall - truly an interesting and flavorful take on a porter. The peanut flavors work surprisingly well here, and get along nicely with the classic porter flavors - however, this is definitely peanut butter forward. Don't be put off by the description, this truly is a must try.. unless you don't like peanut butter, then you may not appreciate or enjoy the brewers intentions.

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Photo of westyrun
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grue_soda
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle,into a snifter.

1 1/2 finger tan/khaki head, with beautiful lacing on the glass.Black body,with very little light coming through the glass

The nose is peanut butter and chocolate with some roasted malts,and a small hint of hops.The palate follows the nose with a very nice blend of peanut butter and chocolate.Nice heavy body,dry smooth finish,with just enough hops.

I'll be honest,I have tried this beer prior to the one, I drank for this rating.Overall a very good beer that I have drank multiple times in the past,and will continue to drink in the future...CHEERS!!!

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slushpup2
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grackos
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frykid
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raysat
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is true, black and slow. Light brown head, very thick and full. Great looking beer. The smell is fantastic, lots of peanut butter and some chocolate. Taste follows that, a Reese's in a bottle. Winter is coming, prepare accordingly.

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Photo of joemochas
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peyton5410
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a jet black color with a moderate tan head that soon dissapates but leaves a thin lace.
Smells like a Reese's Peanut butter cup, along with roasted malt and light coffee.
I was expecting the taste to be sweet, as reflected by the aroma, which it was, yet, there is a light hops bittering presence in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium, smooth and pretty easy to drink.
A decent flavored Porter that is not too overwhelming.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebooyakid
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keeganfrank
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guppy314
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours as an opaque black with a frothy tan head. Aromas of peanuts and sweet roast malts. Taste is heavily of peanut butter and chocolate. Also hops bitterness, caramel, and bread. Overall, creamy, interesting and complex, but also heavy and over-sweet.

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Photo of c_tails
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours very dark with small tan cream colored head

smell - peanut butter, the smell is my least favorite part of the beer. it smells cloying, a bit of fake peanut butter smell

feel - smooth, creamy

taste - i find the flavors to combine quite nicely. the chocolate is there, the peanut butter is the most dominant flavor. maybe its just the surprise of having that peanut butter flavor in your beer but its a striking taste. there is a nice hop finish at the end that keeps the beer from being too sweet, its the right amount of dryness.

these flavored type porters are not my favorite. they feel gimmicky to me. but the gimmick has worked as this is now the second time i've had one of these, and its absolutely an enjoyable beer to drink. i wouldn't hesitate to buy another bottle or two of this if i was in the mood for something darker that's flavored.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 2,546 ratings.
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