Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

very good
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Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

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

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Makes for a great desert beer

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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This beer is a perpetual guilty pleasure for me. Its overt peanut butter character combined with its chocolaty body and delicious malt character make this the beer equivalent of bacon mac and cheese for me, comfort beer, but also something I don't want everyday.

As a Baltimore native living in New England, I also enjoy skating this beer with friends as a novelty.

Overall, this beer is a solid to excellent novelty porter that compares favorably with more mainstream American Porters. A decidedly sweet beer, this is not for everyday drinking but is certainly worth trying for any beer enthusiast or casual drinker in the area. This beer can generally be found only in the midatlantic.

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look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Super creamy head - not huge, but if you gaze long enough, you can convince yourself it's a layer of tan marshmallow fluff. The body is exceptionally dark for a porter, with zero light coming through.

Remember those peanut butter Halloween candies that were wrapped in orange or black wax paper? This beer has strong peanut butter on the nose, but in a "bad Halloween candy" sort of way - like sticking your head in a cheap plastic pumpkin full of them. Acrylic, chemical, peanut butter factory.

Forcing myself past the disappointing nose, that's a really well made beer - creamy, roasty, malty, balanced, but still with that over-riding peanut butter. Subtlety is not the goal here - like they intended a beer that screams, "And don't you forget it's peanut butter!"

Really very good - great mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Can't get past the heavy peanut butter to enjoy it. Reducing that some would help this beer a lot.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 2,537 ratings.
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