Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,537 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:
2,537
Reviews:
406
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
869
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,537 |  Reviews: 406
Photo of Rutkiller
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Thick and chewy. Definitely has notes of chocolate and peanut butter. A bit sweet. Can only stomach one of these at a time.

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Photo of JodyPowers
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ericsager
1/5  rDev -73.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes worst than bad dogfood

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoetheMatt
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cheezus
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jperapipes
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwerner23
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CroatianTrain15
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you love chocolate or peanut butter, you'll love this beer

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Photo of woggydoggy
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewBV
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justincourts
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of PGD120
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass

appearance: dark translucent reddish brown. 1 finger tan head that dissipates quickly

aroma: smells a lot like a lot a reese's. lots of artifical smelling peanuts and chocolate. some sweet roasty malt too. peanut butter is the primary aroma but almost artifical

taste: taste pretty much matches the nose. mostly artifical peanut butter with a little chocolate and some roasty malt. its very sweet. almost no alcohol burn

mouthfeel: more light bodied than most porters, sort of a sticky texture though

overall: very sweet and a bit artifical tasting. more of a dessert beer

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Photo of jacks0n
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayes86
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rating is based on being a peanut butter porter. It has a great smell. Nice finish. Thin like a porter but pretty dark nice lace. Not a bad porter and for being my first peanut butter porter, it was a decent experience. If it were bba and 3% higher abv itd be phenominal...just a thought

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Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwod8832
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a rich dark brown color with minimal tan head that fades quickly to a wispy edge layer.
Aroma is heavy with peanut butter alittle grainy malt and some bread, almost like those nutter butter cookies. Roasted notes and a bit of chocolate can be found too.
Definitely not a typical nose on this beer.
First sip reveals average body with very fine tingly carbonation. Slightly sticky texture and the finish thins out quite a bit, and also dries my palate.
Flavor is what you expect from the nose. Some sweet choclate, roasted malt, roasted peanuts and husky notes like the shell of a peanut. Just a little bit of general sweetness and then the flavor is peanut and roasted malt for a lingering finish.
No hint of hops or booze on this easy drinking beer.
Certainly something that is interesting and fairly enjoyable, but I dont think I would make a regular habit of drinking this one.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
2.06/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If super sweet beers and peanut butter are your thing then go for it. Otherwise stay away. I would hesitate to call this "beer". It is about as much a beer as limerita, flavored malt beverage at best.

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Photo of PaulsBrew
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Artificial flavors? Seriously? Doesn’t that take the “craft” out of “craft beer”? Is this cheating? Pretty much impossible to get past these flavor additions, and the base of the beer is pretty generic as well. While the concept is great, using artificial flavors in beer never works—unless of course your consumers are used to consuming artificial flavors. Really surprised DuClaw went down this road. Barely passable.

STYLE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
ABV: 6.5%
AVAILABILITY: Seasonal

LOOK: Dark brown, nearly opaque, solid head

SMELL: Odd, sweet cordials, artificial, roasty, faux peanut butter, vague chocolate, brownies

TASTE: Smooth, slick, medium bodied, artificial peanut butter, generic chocolate fudge syrup, roasty, modest hopping, kiss of alcohol, a little thin; grainy, dry, toasty finish

Our Score: 70
BA Overall: 88

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Photo of Buzogine
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stupudmunkee
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpectrePLUS
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

OK, but not that great. Peanut butter smell was overwhelming and was distracting. Taste was not remarkable and the aftertaste was just kind of sugary and nasty.

Bought a single as part a a build-your-own 6-pack; wouldn't buy it again...

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 2,537 ratings.
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