Sweet Baby Jesus!
DuClaw Brewing Company

Sweet Baby Jesus!Sweet Baby Jesus!
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #448
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #17,128
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 14.81%
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
2,718
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DuClaw Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Sweet Baby Jesus!Sweet Baby Jesus!
Notes: 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!
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Reviews: 454 | Ratings: 2,718
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Victory nonic

A- pours a dark, almost transparent shade of brown with a one finger tan head. The head doesn't seem very solid, lots of bubbles. Beer could be a little darker overall too

S- getting a lot of the roast from the peanuts, with hints of chocolate. Pretty much how I expected it

T- the chocolate is the predominant flavor, but I definitely get a lot of sweetness from the peanuts in the finish. Maybe not as much of a Reeses cup as people expect, but tasty

M- good solid body, nice bit of thickness...not chewy

O- I really like this. I prefer Duclaw's darker beers over their lighter ones, and this is no exception. Awesome dessert beer

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Photo of moonrocket29
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours thin bodied; translucent amber-brown color. No head, just a very slight amount of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong, sweet peanut butter smell. Candy-like decliciousness- pure peanut butter cup smell.

T: Thin texture, tastes mostly of peanut butter. Smooth with a bitter aftertaste. No real big hints of any chocolate. Not a bad bad beer at all; definitely unique.

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Photo of stakem
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle now referred to as "Sweet Baby Jesus!" Coming in at a renewed 6.5% abv as well. Poured into a matching DuClaw pint glass, the brew appears a dark brown color that displays polished clarity around the edges when held to the light. It has some ruby coloration through the body and more of a mahogany look to it in the light. 2 fingers worth of tan head sit atop and fade to a thin film leaving some webby lace work sticking to the glass.

The aroma is exactly as advertised. Fresh roasted nuts with a hint of chocolate and roasty grain. They really drive home the nutty aspect that is very reminiscent of Reese's peanut butter cups. There is a slight fruity alcohol ester hidden underneath but the main component of the aromatics is the peanut aspect.

The taste is not as solidified with peanut butter as the aroma leads you to believe which is kinda disappointing but a good thing at the same time. Instead of being a peanut butter bomb, it is roasty with grain and a minor hint of dark fruity alcohol. Salty peanuts are a pretty big player in the flavor profile with enough fruity hop quality present to also impart a bit of an herbal aspect that keeps things in check.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The aroma really drives home the expected peanut butter and chocolate quality in a very pleasing way. However, the flavor comes up a bit short and in a perplexing way. It has hints of peanut butter and chocolate but the fruity alcohol and hops clash a bit with it. Not bad and worth a try but not the sweet baby jesus reaction I was expecting.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown body with some amber highlights around the bottom. Big frothy mocha colored head.

S- Smells really close to a Reese's cup. Chocolate, peanut butter and some faint roasted malt.

T- Roasted malt, chocolate malt, peanut butter. A toasted malt note as well.

M- Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Very drinkable.

O- I like it. Different and would try again.

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Sweet Baby Jesus! from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 2718 ratings