Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
2,640 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:
#15,728
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
2,640
pDev:
14.96%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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201
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922
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,640 |  Reviews: 434
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of darkfruits
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

OK, we're talking Reese's Peanut Butter Cup here. A little over the top for me, but some people may like it. This will be a once-in-a-very-long-while (maybe talking centuries) selection for me.

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Photo of djchrismac
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutkiller
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ericsager
1/5  rDev -73.8%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoetheMatt
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cheezus
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jperapipes
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwerner23
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CroatianTrain15
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
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 +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewBV
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justincourts
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of PGD120
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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 -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayes86
4/5  rDev +5%
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 +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwod8832
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -45.9%
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 +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2,640 ratings