Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
2,616 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#14,806
Reviews:
426
Ratings:
2,616
pDev:
14.96%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
199
Gots:
916
Trade:
18
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,616 |  Reviews: 426
Photo of Dominitor
4.84/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DusterDelo
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall very good, nothing above and beyond for a porter but you won’t be disappointed if you like porters.

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Photo of Norm_99
4.74/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jgiordano88
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Teh_Awesome
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sharkgirl73
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SpaethJam
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City goblet.

A: Darkish brown but definitely brown (not as black as some porters), and nearly opaque. A finger’s worth of tan head with average retention and a good amount on visible carbonation runs up the sides of the glass.

S: Peanut butter, roasted malts. Chocolate, cocoa powder, and cacao. Some dry bitterness from hops and roast balances a creamy sweetness, perhaps from a lactose addition.

T: Peanut butter, chocolate, and roasted malts. Hint of coffee roasted malts and burnt black coffee. Dry baker's chocolate. Finishes more dry, with a balanced bitterness (hop and roast) with even more peanut butter. This isn't a sweet bomb by any stretch.

M: The body seems a little light for a porter, and that impression is worsened by the fact that I think it's somewhat over-carbonated. This detracts from what could have been a silky mouthfeel. The alcohol is well-hidden.

O: Decent. I think a thicker (or at more substantial) body and/or more lactose would have helped. There are better peanut butter/chocolate porters out there for sure. I opened a second bottle after drinking a growler from Willoughby, and this doesn’t even hold a candle to Willoughby’s. As it is, it just isn't complex, but remains serviceable.

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

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a pitch blck with a finger and a half of tan head.

S: Smells of peanut butter and dark malts.

T: Follows nose. A bit sweet.

F: Full body with moderate carbonation. It's thick for a porter.

O: I believe this was my first peanut butter flavored beer. It didn't suck.

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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glennchapin
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uhang
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mitch3114
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ledouge
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shep669
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mltobin
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 1morewonthurt
4.77/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JC333
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wjbent
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of incognito369
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look -- Dark Black where you can slightly see at the bottom of the glass
Smell -- This is where Sweet Baby Jesus stands out. Smells like peanut butter and chocolate milk shake based off the smell!
Taste -- The taste is not as good as the smell. You get a roasty taste, chocolate, coffee, and hints of peanut butter
Feel -- On the thin size
Overall -- Don't understand why this beer is rated so low BUT I'm a fan of peanut butter porters and stouts and it taste GREAT to me! The aroma is the highlight of the beer! If you never had a peanut butter flavored beer give it try don't be discouraged by overall rating!

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2,616 ratings