Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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2,683 Ratings
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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:
#21,301
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
2,683
pDev:
15%
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
953
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 2,683 |  Reviews: 446
Photo of JoelF
4.71/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of norinco
4.81/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quikshark
4.66/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I wouldn't drink it with a meal. It's more of a beer you sip after.

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Photo of Amors
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I paired this beer with s’mores I made with Reese’s and peanut butter fudge, it was so good. I started the beer at the end of a chili cheese dog, don’t recommend that.

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Photo of 10Crumra
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into snifter. Really charming silky dark black pour with a thin beige-brown ring in the snifter.

So far on the nose i'm just getting a little roast malts and nuttiness, very faint semi-sweetness that could be construed as peanut butter.

Roast malts dominate the palate with an almost coffee-like essence, but in the background is a really nice genuine peanut butter flavor that's semi-sweet but mostly nutty. Semi-sweet melted chocolate forms on the back palate. It reminds me of a Reese's Fast Break with the sourness of beer. Chocolate, whipped peanut butter, coffee, and piney hop bitterness fade out.

Feel is roasty, with a nice level of carbonation that keeps it on track. Medium body. Roasty finish.

Overall not quite as good as I'd hoped, but still glad I bought the 6 pack. It's decent, worth a shot. Still not as good as our local Empyrean Long Route!

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Photo of Dourrieu
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdezelick
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of squrt29
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer tastes great with a predominant peanut butter taste but a nice mix of chocolate.

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Photo of Jrosso
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjw2808
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grthka
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a IPA fan but one taste and smell of this blew my mind. Can definitely taste and smell the chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of Damilton5
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregWright
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ovaltine
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, on the edge of black, with a tan head that has gravitas. The nose is a little chocolate and char and a TON of peanut butter .

The peanut butter is prominent on the taste, with some chocolate and a surprising stone fruit component that is a bit of a miss. I wish the chocolate played a bigger role in this beer, because I think it would be world-class if it did.

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Photo of ibanez2k
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jmar25
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kristiclimbs
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with significant, cocoa colored head.
Smell is chocolate and some very prominent peanut butter.
Taste is light sweet malt mix of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter.
Has a faintly artificial flavor I can't quite put my finger on.

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Photo of Tdnarba
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking porter but there's no smell to it (might be different if drinking on draft). PB flavor didn't come through, but still tasted fine regardless

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

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 2,683 ratings