Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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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:
#16,632
Reviews:
437
Ratings:
2,652
pDev:
14.96%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Ratings: 2,652 |  Reviews: 437
Photo of Beer_Line
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rammed96
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jds16
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark reddish brown (approaching jet black) in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some moderate crimson red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a pillowy finger tall layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and light to moderate aromas of peanut butter over the top of light aromas of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of roasted malts which is quickly overtaken by moderate flavors of chocolate malts and cocoa. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of peanut butter. There is a light amount of sweetness with almost a hint of vanilla and no noticeable hops or bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A pretty decent dessert beer that reminds me of a peanut butter cup. A little fuller bodied than some of the other porters but not quite as full as a stout. Pretty easy to drink as it is not too sweet.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

All I can say is VERY pleasantly surprised. Had on tap. Nice looking beer with a frothy 1 finger head. Smell is peanut butter cups. Taste is very nice-salty sweet peanut butter with a touch of chocolate in the finish. Not the most balanced beer but it works really well. Mouthfeel is fantastic. Super creamy and very smooth. A great desert beer that I will surely have again. Recommended.

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Photo of dditto2
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate color with a foamy peanut buttery looking head. Lol. Smells like peanut butter, so good, a little chocolatey malt comes through. Tastes malty chocolate peanut butter but not too much, a little sweet fades to noticeable dry hoppy bitterness. Feels creamy but not too heavy, light to moderate carbonation. I really like peanut butter. This is the first peanut butter beer I've tried. This is worth the buy for sure. Kicking myself for not buying a growler.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

BOD 2/6/15. Pours nearly pitch black. World class head volume, outstanding lacing and retention.

Rich powerful nose of peanuts and dark chocolate over a subtle malt sweetness coupled with roast and hints of coffee.

Light medium body, barely, with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a reasonable amount in the finish.

Unfortunately, the flavor profile doesn't equal the world class aroma. It is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a fresh peanut, or peanut butter, aspect that slowly yields to the bitter dark chocolate and roast underneath. As the middle approaches, a mild bitterness settles in over a balancing caramel sweetness complete with milk chocolate notes. As the finish approaches, coffee is evident, and slightly astringent, along with a more noticeable nutty aspect that seems a bit stale - or artificial. The finish includes a bitter dark chocolate fadeout.

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_Geek_13
4.86/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Exceptional porter. Can really taste the chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of TheBeard89
3.04/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jlang2012
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ns2361
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrebeavers
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jyacco15
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nickgargs
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gaddabble
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mumps
2.79/5  rDev -26.8%
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 -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryan4120
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2,652 ratings