Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,538 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:
2,538
Reviews:
407
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
869
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,538 |  Reviews: 407
Photo of lastmango
2.48/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured black with a one finger tan head. Moderate lacing. Initial aroma was chocolate quickly followed by an artificial peanut butter candy-like odor. The porter is ok but the PB flavor just overwhelms this beer. Medium body and carbonation. I bought this to try, not really expecting to like it. And, this is my last.

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Photo of JDaV
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on draft at Mellow Mushroom in a glass pint, beer came to me dark, nearly opaque brown with a bubbly head that receded quickly. Fairly pleased with the look.
The smell was pretty pleasing, intensely chocolatey, while I didn't get much peanut butter from it at all. Similarly on the taste, I was somewhat disappointed at the lack of peanut butter. But the taste lost some points for me, mostly because it didn't taste natural. The chocolate flavor tastes more like chocolate syrup and the beer reminded me more of a sugary yoohoo than a porter.
Points were lost for me on the feel as well. For a porter, it seemed rather thin and once again, I would relate this more to a yoohoo than a porter. Overall it was a little disappointing.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Flavor is chocolate with a roasted malts and peanuts. Finished smooth and balanced but is a little sweet and feels like it's missing something. Overall solid.

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Photo of lakersgt1
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ascherr
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shippy
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle. Very dark brown, almost black, with a bit of caramel color around the edges and a big frothy beige head. Aromas of peanut butter and malty chocolate. Smells almost exactly like the chocolate peanut butter flavor of Optimum Nutrition's casein protein powder. Feel is moderately full-bodied with a bit more carbonation than I would like. Taste starts a little more slowly and subtly than the smell, but brings the same flavors: peanut butter, chocolate, and malt, along with some milkiness. The finish is pretty dry with a hint of bitterness. Overall, the smell is maybe too strong, but not a bad beer. Not something I would drink all the time though.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fingernail of beige to tan resting on top. Dark brown in color. Moderate lacing. Aroma of peanut butter outweighs the chocolate. The taste is more geared towards peanut butter and dark malt than chocolate. The mouth is smooth and silky.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewC
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karyyk
4.85/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrokenEdge
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Man, I don't know what to make of this thing...looks like a typical porter, dark brown with a thin (almost non existent) creamy head. Smells like peanut butter and chocolate, imagine that. Nothing else really coming through. The taste is again very chocolate-y and very peanut butter-y, those two flavors are so overwhelming that there's almost no real beer taste to it. I thought it was very sweet but also somehow very bitter in the aftertaste; I think it needs more roasted and smoky flavors to it, and for the chocolate and peanut butter to back down some. It's definitely accurate to its name and good if you like really sweet beers, but it wasn't for me.

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

Photo of Grupatre
4.67/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of J5iel
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nittietipple
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of akopczyk
4.67/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarthJustDaTip
1.12/5  rDev -70.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Taste like a hamster cage smells.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 2,538 ratings.
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