Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,557 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:
2,557
Reviews:
414
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
877
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Beejay
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: A dark black in color, with a nice tan head.

S: Rich chocolate and peanut butter dominate the aroma. The peanut butter almost has an odd aroma to it, like it was freeze dried and powdered.. there is a touch of alcohol in the finish.

T: Definitely chocolate and peanut butter, with a good amount of dark roasted grain in there as well. The peanut butter is a little fake tasting and there is a certain amount of bitterness in the finish that I think seems a bit of place in this one.

M: Medium light in body, very fairly active carbonation. There is a bit of a dry or astringent finish.. I'm not sure quite which.

O: Interesting, but I think there are others out there that make this gimmick a little better.

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Photo of DougT
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey, robust dark malt aroma with a decent amount of roast countered by sweeter dessert-like chocolate malt and chunky peanut butter. peanut skin, ground nuts and creamy peanut butter actually stand out in the nose. Lightly roasted coffee bean with subtle lactic milk presence along with dark chocolate, caramel, toffee and bread. Interesting take on the style with peanut bitter elements really coming through.

Lighter bod than expected with tight carbonation. Probably a little over carved with dry. deeply roasted dark malt bitterness. Somewhat acrid and lacking in much needed sweetness. The creamy peanut butter and silky chocolate notes form nose are missing. Subtle hint of dry, roasted peanuts along with burnt dark toast bittersweet cocoa. Faint caramel sweetness with toffee, bread and biscuit. Looks and smells great but the flavor profile is overly roasted to the point of tasting almost burnt. One dimensional with not as much peanut or chocolate as I had hoped for.

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Photo of JamesBAR145
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ErinGoBraugh
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjd722
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black with a solid tan foam, dissipates pretty quickly but leaves a nice lacing throughout. The aroma is like a huge bowl of Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs cereal, essentially identical. For those not familiar, basically roasted peanuts and chocolate. The flavor is primarily coffee and cocoa with smoky peanut butter. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium body and light carbonation, the roasted malts come through here. Seems that this is either hit or miss for most people, it's a local brew that I would have again!

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Photo of Lightman
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joberlander
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best peanut butter porter I've had yet . Huge peanut butter and chocolate aroma that comes through in the taste. Great beer.

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Photo of PhillipHKairis78
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GangOf1
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeremy3311
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTK111
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darkest brown color possible, almost black. Tan head with light carbonation. The smell is strong, with cocoa dominating and nutty notes coming in a close second. Think Hershey's cocoa powder and a jar of Jif and you are almost there -- almost ... because the peanut butter seems ... almost like peanut butter ... but not exactly. The smell is intense enough that you can drink it straight from the bottle and get the point. Flavors are chocolate syrup, cocoa (dominating) and peanut butter. Just enough hops to balance it all. Finishes slightly hoppy. I didn't have the issues with aftertaste that others noted. Carbonation stays fizzy even after it warms; combined with the hops on the back of the tongue it leaves an unusual finish for a fairly sweet beer. Feel is slick, slightly sticky, with carbonation that stays to the end. Label says it is a chocolate peanut butter porter and it is all of that. After the first couple of bottles, I bothered to read the label and was a little disappointed to see that it's a "porter with natural flavors." I wish they wouldn't invoke the name of the Divine in a beer that uses flavoring. Hmm. I want to rate the beer a little higher. If you like chocolatey porters, it's worth trying.

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Photo of theforce19
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crbnfbr
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
2.08/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dataylor21
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sabitu
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,557 ratings.
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