Sweet Baby Jesus | DuClaw Brewing Company

Sweet Baby JesusSweet Baby Jesus
BA SCORE
65.8%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 2,568 ratings
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
Ranking:
#14,059
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
2,568
Liked:
1,691
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
15%
Alströms:
3
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
888
Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,568 |  Reviews: 419
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.76/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Mumps
2.79/5  rDev -26.6%
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 SpectrePLUS
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
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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Photo of stopbashingbreweries
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Any beer made with artificial flavoring is wrong. Fake peanut butter flavor is fake. No effort needed. Anyone can put any concoction of chemicals to taste like any flavor you want. As much effort as bud light lime. Please stop supporting faux craft beer.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Dark beer black but brown edges. Smell is like a Reese's and subtle hops. Taste is peanut butter strong first. Then chocolate and biter dryness. I liked it more than dirty little freak but still was not a huge fan. Smelled and looked better than anything else it had going

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Photo of Dougish
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A peanut butter stout is one of those things i guess where you think it would be a good idea before you try it and then after you tried it you wonder how it good ever be a good idea.

Its not a bad brewed beer, DuKlaw makes some good beers. Just a little ambitious i guess, or perhaps liquid peanut butter is just not a place to go for beers.

The stout body is fine at first but there is an awful reaction i guess from the combination of stout and peanut butter that makes this almost undrinkable while drinking it but the aftertaste is actually not bad. it is drinkable but only because i refused to sandbag a beer.

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2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appears as a standard stout with dark, ruby tinted body, except for a fairly light coffee cream head. The scent is mostly nutty, with some rich cocoa and toffee aromas coming off as well, not too convincing for a beer. The taste is very chocolatey, with a strange peanut flavour kicking in after the fact. The feel is not enjoyable, with artificial peanut sticking around on the palate. Overall not my style.

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2.87/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle in a nonic....at home
A - Dark brown, good thick head, some lacing
S - The aroma is definitely there, no searching...peanut butter
T - Sort of tastes like a bad off-brand peanut butter, secondary coffee and chocolate with a very mild non-lasting bitter
F - Average, moderate carbonation release
O - All my friends love this beer; had it twice so far, trying to give it a chance, but it just ain't doing it for me. I may give it a third try under dirrerent circumstances to see if I get a different impression. Thumbs down for now.

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2.87/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a deep mahogany, looks like an inviting porter. Smell is fantastic, peanuts jump out of the glass. This is going to taste delici... Oh God, what happened? The peanut butter dissipated immediately and gives way to flavors of very burnt toast. Like, I over toasted it for 10 minutes, charcoal black nastiness. Such a letdown.

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2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OldSwampy
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown, appropriate for a porter, with tan, short-lived head. Huge peanut smell, along with a smell of burnt sticks or wet ashes. Dark and strange. Taste begins more or less like a typical porter but gets weird; the dark malts are nice enough but the funky peanut taste emerges and knocks the whole thing out of balance. Some hops obviously bouncing around in there, but not integrated. Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly balanced, but a strange aftertaste lingers and distracts from the whole experience.

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Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.8% out of 100 with 2,568 ratings
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