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Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 2,588 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of Constkim1215
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

If you're not into PB then don't get it. I wasn't too excited to try because it is a Choco PB porter, but what they hey.. pleasantly surprised.

The PB is strong in aroma. That is about the only thing overwhelming. Not in a bad overpowered way. I've had worse. The PB is faint in aftertaste. I think the olfactory sense definitely contributes to the PB taste. It is a strong note and I think that's the turn off for most of your not into PB peeps.

Not too heavy a porter overall. Definitely not a typical coffee porter,so don't expect it.

Interesting try if you want to venture, not must seek and find for me, but enjoyable and I'm NOT a 'PB is my fav' person. For what it is labeled, one of the better and more enjoyable.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoda22
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dudd
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OldDirty
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very good. Glad they got rid of the chem additive and went w the natural shiznit. Would like it to have had a bit heavier feel but still very nice for a porter.

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Photo of J10Jordan
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xDelinquent
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Near black pour with a light brown head which disipated quickly. Fair lacimg.
S - P.B. smell from the pour with chocolate on the nose. Slight coffee smell, too.
T - A good porter taste with a P. B. aftertaste. Smooth.
F - Thick on the tongue with a semi-dry finish.
O - A nice beer that is pretty easy to drink. Pretty solid all around.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this off a trade. Seen some of their stuff at the local store but never intrigued me enough to nab some. Had low expectations going into this but it surprised me in a good way. Upfront you get that sweet chocolate milk flavor with some peanutty aroma. Taste is more chocolate milk with some kind of peanut butter concentrate like flavor. It's not what you expect but it tastes pretty good. Mouthfeel is decent for a 6pcter and carbonation is medium to low. Would get this again for sure.

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Photo of fisherbray
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darth_Beerer
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrisisNY
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed the thick head on this brew. Minimal light coming through, which I love in a porter. The legs seemed to lack, but nothing to dismiss the beer in itself. I enjoyed the in your face initial chocolate and peanut butter taste which is exactly what was expected. The flavor lingered briefly and there was a very small amount of carbonation. Overall a decent beer that I would purchase again and recommend to others. I would warn that the peanut butter flavor is slightly generic.

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Photo of White_Whiskey
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, off white head that lasted an average amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: A good aroma of peanut butter, chocolate, malt, and a bit of coffee.

T: Tasted of a hint of hops (not too much), a fair amount of chocolate, a good shot of peanut butter, some roasted malt, light coffee notes, and a light sugary quality. The peanut butter is definitely the star here, but not in an overpowering way. The flavor isn't quite as powerful as it should be, but it's still pretty tasty.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is another beer that won't please everyone, but I enjoyed it. Well worth a look.

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Photo of blackcompg
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grue_soda
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slushpup2
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,588 ratings
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