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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Ratings: 2,557 |  Reviews: 414
Photo of Gaddabble
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mumps
2.79/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A friend of mine picked up a DuClaw variety 12 pack on a whim coming to hang at the house the other night. I just poured one of these:

The color was about what I expected from a porter, dark brown almost black with a light amount of amber. Brown head with little retention and small lacing.

Smell was interesting. Like chocolate coffee and beer. Not unpleasant to my nose.

Taste. That was a little underwhelming to be honest. Tastes almost like a Reece's Cup dipped in beer. Not bad, but not anything to get excited about.

Mouthfeel was a little thin as well. Didn't have the body I've come to expect from a porter. Medium carbonation, which balanced well with the unfortunately thin brew.

Over all, I'll be able to finish it, but I doubt I'll reach for another one.

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Photo of BradShook
3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryan4120
4.37/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TobiasAngel
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sebas
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This may be my first Du Claw (but maybe not). A mess of them appeared at my favorite store recently but I may have tried one or two before. This ain't bad.

It's pretty in the glass - lacey, dark and a nice little head. The aroma is interesting. Fresh, peanut butter and chocolate. The taste is simple for something with so many flavors. The peanut butter comes out the winner with chocolate second. Any decent ale tastes are buried.

Overall, it's not a bad brew, but I would prefer something like this to be a lot bigger in the malt department and a bit more hoppy. It's a nice treat that isn't too boozy.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice peanut butter aroma and taste. More than my favorite from willoughby. Not as much chocolate, though. Really great dessert beer. Could not multiple in a row but will definitely be drinking again.

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Photo of Rtaffet
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of FilumDee
4.7/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great peanut butter flavor that tastes natural, complements the deep dark notes of porter well.

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Photo of MECove
4.67/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking from the bottle, the head and lacing are quick and unimpressive. The % is 6.2, which is always a plus because you get more bang for your buck. The feel is light and for me, perfectly subtle carbonation. The best aspect of this beer is the flavor, and that's the most important feature! The peanut butter doesn't hit you too strongly in the beginning, followed by a more bitter toffee and a delicious, lingering sweet after taste.

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Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is nutty and very peanut buttery, with sweet cocoa malt. Almost seems lactose sweet, with a touch of roast. Pb dominates initially, but then cocoa.

Flavor reveals much more malt and yeast character, with a fairly estery, fruity malt opening that fades to toasted nuttiness, tying in with peanut butter mid palate, and finishing roasty. Cocoa creeps in in the aftertaste. That initial robust porter fruitiness doesn't belong in your standard peanut butter porter, but I kinda like the complexity it adds. It's growing on me. I'd call it a pbnj porter.

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Photo of Jerid
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drwatson32
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MsDeb
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hacksaw99
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TLA
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NCStateAE
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacSon1982
4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn good. Terrapin has nothing on this.

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyKoko
4.62/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I usually don't like stouts but the flavor of this one is amazing!

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