Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,546 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:
2,546
Reviews:
412
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
873
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from Pioneer NYC UWS.
Dark opaque brown with hazelnut head and nice lacing, a blast of peanut and bittersweet chocolate on the nose, the taste is milder than the nose with lots of peanut up front transitioning into bitter chocolate followed by a pleasant roasted/nutty after taste reminiscent of hazelnut flavored coffee, the beer is medium bodied and well carbonated. A yummy nutty treat from DuClaw.

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liquid
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doomcifer
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bfitzge2
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 71ADub
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle purchased 5/21/16 into 12 oz. mug

A - dark brown/black porter, with a nice thick creamy tan head, some minor lacing clings to the side of the glass

S - mostly peanut butter - how'd they do that? - just a hint of roasted goodness and a lil chocolate for good measure

T - starts out like a jar of Skippy, then bitterness assertively takes over, then they battle for domination of your mouth, with a roasty bitterness to finish off the swallow. Bitterness seems to mellow, more in balance with the malt as it warms up for 15 minutes.

F - medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, not terribly creamy feeling

O - Not a terribly complex brew, certainly not a creamy/velvety silk mouthfeel as advertised. I wish it didn't have quite so many IBUs, so I could taste the chocolate roasted flavors more. Note - let it sit for 15 minutes, and the flavor gets more balanced.

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Photo of jeffmck09
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottiethebody
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phishagonia
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks thin and feels thin, but aside from that Du Claw have pulled off what they set out too-make a peanut butter chocolate beer. Smells a lot more of peanut butter than it tastes, but this is still a pretty tasty beer, like their freak beer, i just wish it would be a bit thicker, the description of the beer even states it has a "creamy, luxurious mouthfeel" which, to be honest, is complete bollocks .overall its decent though.

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Photo of swierczt
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doobie77
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vfgccp
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Royals21
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Darryl's Wood Fired Grill in Greensboro

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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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