Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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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:
#21,276
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
2,683
pDev:
15%
 
 
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204
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953
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18
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Ratings: 2,683 |  Reviews: 446
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of banglin
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured a very small, cream colored head that dissipated quickly. Very dark in color but held to light appears red.

S: Strong peanut butter smell with some chocolate notes underneath. The mixture of the two remind me of coffee.

T: An excellent balance of chocolate and peanut butter flavors, but no other dominant flavors.

M: Not as thick and creamy as you might expect a chocolate stout. The carbonation is just right despite the low head.

O: While the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is not universally unique, it is unique for beer. I think the balance in the two flavors is excellent, but this unique beer is not one I will drink often.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of danwho
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of PStriedl
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of egrace84
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass.

A- dark brown, fairly translucent for a porter. Ruby/brown highlights. Big Khaki head, three fingers worth, but not much lacing from it.

S- Big smack of peanuts, so chocolate, and dark, roasty porter malts.

T- Peanuts, and mediocre dark malts are the main show. Some chocolate is there as well, and light hop bitterness shows up on the end as well.

M- Medium but active carbonation, drier than I was expecting or would probably like.

O- It's good, but I think it could be better with a little additional sweetness and body.

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Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mcphish22
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Rojada1988
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of russwbeck
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours out brown in color with a finger or so of cream colored head. The head sticks around for a while, but doesn't lace all that much. The beer pours out pretty clear, but hardly any light gets through the liquid in the glass. 3.5

S: The aroma is all peanut butter right up front, but once you can get beyond that the nostril is greeted by very sweet chocolate, not unlike a milk stout, and vanilla. Very sweet to curb the dryness of the peanuts. 3.5

T: The peanuts don't assault the palate on the taste like I anticipated. They're more a saving grace for what otherwise would be an absurdly sweet porter. Peanut butter starts us off, dry and salty, with the chocolate and vanilla coming second and carrying you to the end. The balance is quite nice, however. Blending the chocolate and peanut butter (a match made in heaven) in a way that I quite enjoy. 4

MF: A bit thinner than I prefer, with a lower than average carbonation. The finish is very dry, but I like it. I found the beer to be very drinkable despite its sweetness. 3.5

O: This was good, but not my favorite peanut butter beer out there. I actually want more peanut butter in this one. Great beer, won't have an issue putting down a 6er. 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of jaasen64
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into East End tulip, thanks Greg (uvm2003) for the hookup. Bottle date stamped on side of bottle, looks like it's maybe from early September (~3 months old).

A- Pours a dark brown that appears almost a jet black in the glass. Not much head at all and settles to a very flat top with just hints of lacing here and there. Carbonation on the low side but definitely present.

S- Peanut butter, bark, and unsweetened dark chocolate, and roasted coffee beans. Decent aroma strength, not as sweet smelling as I thought it would be, not a bad aroma but not as good as I was hoping for.

T- Very lightly sweetened bitter dark chocolate, a touch of peanut butter, slightly acrid coffee, subtle hop presence that adds a little bit more bitterness then anything. Again not nearly as sweet tasting as I was expecting, a little bit too bitter, like to see the peanut butter and chocolate come out a little bit more.

M- Medium bodied, carbonation definitely on the low side, finishes fairly dry.

O- I was a little bit disappointed in this brew, it definitely wasn't bad but it wasn't quite as good as I was expecting. Perhaps it might taste a little bit better fresher with the hops being a little bit more prevalent, coffee being stronger, and overall flavors being bolder. Overall a decent beer but probably not something that I'd be seeking out again even if it was fairly easily attainable in my area.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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