Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,557 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay
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Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,557 |  Reviews: 414
Photo of joemochas
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peyton5410
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebooyakid
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keeganfrank
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guppy314
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -1.1%
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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Photo of kojevergas
1.89/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Initial brief impressions from a bottle:

Aroma suggests a cloying sticky artificial beer with artificial peanut butter flavouring. Off-puttingly sweet, lacking any genuine flavours whatsoever.

Taste follows, yielding a cloyingly sweet saccharine brew loaded with artificial peanut butter flavour. Sickly sweet, sticky, and syrupy. I can almost hear my dentist gasping in horror with every sip. There's no coffee bitterness or roasted barley to balance out the overload of malty sweetness, leaving this horribly imbalanced and difficult to drink as a result.

A beer for the ten year old in all of us, Sweet Baby Jesus! is a lackluster brew that threatens to send many a diabetic to the E.R. Poorly executed stuff I can't imagine anyone wanting a second pour of; I'll finish this bottle only with effort and don't look forward to revisiting this in finer grain.

D- (1.89) / AVOID

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

Not sure why there are negative reviews. This is one of the most enjoyable brews I've ever had and cannot wait until they can ship to Florida. Oh well heading to VA in November.....

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Photo of Jjmj51
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinAbs
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattyrubes
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cola colored brew topped by a thick tan head.

Strong peanut butter aroma, but very pleasing. A touch of chocolate and cola on the nose.

Flavor follows: this is a roasty but otherwise light stout, with a clear and strong peanut butter flavor that strongly asserts itself without overwhelming. Very nice touch.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nihilistic
4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlashby
2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SoccerSeuss
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark Chocolate color with a thin head
Smell: As a pleasant chocolate peanut butter aroma that reminded me of a reese cup
Taste: Dark chocolate and subtle roasted coffee on the front with a hint of peanut butter aftertaste
Feel: Smooth, medium to low carbonation

Overall: A Very good and enjoyable beer. I would definitely recommend.

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Photo of George1005
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,557 ratings.
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