Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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2,608 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:
#14,430
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
2,608
pDev:
14.96%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
907
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 2,608 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of Josbor11
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with golden edges. The finger of head dissipated rather quickly.

There is some chocolate in the nose. Cocoa is upfront in the flavor profile with a faint trace of peanut butter. I thought that this offering would be quite sweet but rather it was nicely dry.

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Photo of Cottontown201
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from the magick singles cooler at Al's of Hamden/Pizza Boy in Harrisburg, Pa.

Much as I love the name of this beer, I am a brown ale/porter sceptic so I bought a single to try it out. Pours dark brown with a perky half inch head and nice lacing, looks great.

Aroma is all about the peanuts, from the first to the last sip.
Taste incorporates chocolate, nicely balancing the peanut and malt flavors. I give SBJ the nod over my local Liquid Bliss taste wise .

Mouthfeel is pleasant, consistent carbonation. Not thin.

I loved it, going to buy more.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesGrove
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jams1220
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McBraniel
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Majorly brown body, thin head.

Aroma: One of the more intense peanut noses i've seen on a beer like this. Maybe some waffle cone. Light chocolate.

Flavor: More harsh roast character than the nose would believe, great peanut, notes, very light chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied true porter body, touch of some drying quality to the roast.

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Photo of brewohio1
1.18/5  rDev -69%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Im sorry but porters are my favorite style. But I found this beer undrinkable. The peanut butter smell and taste are overwhelming and just nasty. Not even worth the price .

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Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle smells like a peanut butter blizzard and taste like a DG blizzard too tons of tan head black in color not too sweet not too bitter just right would drink again good job fellas

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Photo of Cacibajagua
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bkm6394
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Black
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $2.00 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a faintest hint of tawny ruby at the far, far edges. Scant, stray beige bubbles struggle to maintain a head beyond a minute or so.

Smell: Well, frankly, it smells of a peanut butter cup that beckons you to let it in your mouth and embrace you in its endless grasp of sweet chocolate laden peanut butteriness.

Taste: A roasty, sweet, chocolaty start with a bitter richness akin to a dark chocolate creeping in which is quickly overtaken by the peanuts peanuts peanuts. A light fruitiness, a bit hard to discern beyond the, as previously mentioned, peanuts peanuts peanuts. Perhaps an imagined slight salty element. Finishes as it starts: sweetish, chocolaty and full of peanut butter.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Lightly creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: Granted, I'm not a fan of peanut butter anything, really. I had thought the locally-produced Liquid Bliss by Terrapin was fair enough, but, to my surprise, this was actually pretty good (at least for a twelve ounce bottle and a two-buck purchase) and one of the better beers at pulling off the whole peanut butter angle.

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Photo of ProudBeerSnob
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jws7968
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JArt
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown body; aroma of nutty peanut butter and chocolate is dead on, so good. Flavor is a little less intense but both are present. Body a little light for a porter but overall, i very much enjoyed this one.

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

Photo of Gabeersaint
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2,608 ratings
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