Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Bier-Bienne - dark brown beer with a moderate foam left; huge aroma of peanut butter and notes of cacao powder; a good malt body, some sweetness and an earthy bitterness on top; a decent dryness and a very long finish of peanut butter and chocolate - unique and manages to be very enjoyable despite it’s total lack of balance
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate and peanut butter. Flavor was smooth and roasty with peanut butter, chocolate, earth and had a hint of coffee. medium body, fine carbonation, semi dry finish,
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with tan head. peanut aroma and some ash chocolate. taste is thin body semi sweet and lots of peanutbutter.
Steasy66 (1012) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Authentic peanut butter aroma. Flavor is lacking, thin, some roast, lacking the peanut butter
BeerdedDave (629) - - NOV 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep, dark brown to almost black color; peanut butter and chocolate aroma - smells like a Reeses peanut butter cup; great, smooth, chocolaty flavor with lots of peanut butter notes; I’ll drink this for dessert any day
achtungpv (223) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I feel like there's a good chocolate porter hiding under the overpowering peanut butter taste and aroma. Hints of chocolate, roasted coffee, and mild bitterness poke through but the peanut butter is a bit much.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nephilium (1445) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This starts with a great big peanut butter aroma, and pours black with dark brown highlights when held up to the light. There’s just a thin dusting of off--white foam for a head though. The predominant flavor is the peanut butter, with hints of coffee and chocolate pairing nicely with that in the finish. If you like peanut butter porters, this is a good one.
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that has very good retention. The aroma is big and bold with peanut butter and toffee. The taste is similar tot he nose, lots of peanuts, peanut butter, and toffee all set nicely in a base that features bitter hazelnuts. The palate was just tad thinner than i would have preferred and the carbonation was lively. Finished long and dry. Overall: Top shelf stuff.
Chad9976 (1294) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flavored stouts and porters have been around for years, which chocolate and coffee usually being the most popular flavors. But why hasn’t anyone tried making one with peanut butter flavoring? After all, the natural chocolate flavors from a dark beer would seem to be a perfect complement for peanut butter. If it has been done before I’m not aware of any other than DuClaw’s “Sweet Baby Jesus!” It delivers exactly as promised, and is exactly what I want a dessert beer to be.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 6/10/14 and was given to me by friends (thanks, Alex and Marissa!).
Appearance: Dark shade of mahogany/brown, mostly opaque. Pours to an average-sized, tan, foamy head which never dissipates and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
Smell: Almost exactly the aroma of chocolate and peanut butter candy. Very enticing.
Taste: This beer is a robust porter at the core, and it definitely shows immediately with strong notes of dark malt, roasted barley, a hint of coffee and perhaps burnt toast. There’s a dry bitterness through the middle, but transitions to a sweetness on a hairpin turn with strong milk chocolate flavors. The finish is the best part as an authentic peanut butter flavor emerges to make for a delicious candy-like palette. The label indicates the beer is brewed with “artificial flavors,” which probably means that peanut butter character is simply a flavoring concentrate, but it’s still impressive since it tastes like the real deal and nothing faux (like so many fruit-flavored beers, I might add). Perhaps it’s a bit unbalanced since the peanut butter component distracts from the robust porter base, but that’s a flaw I can tolerate.
Drinkability: While I would describe the overall palette of DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus! as potent, I would not describe it as sickly sweet or cloying (unlike some of those gigantic imperial stouts). At only 6.5% ABV, this is much more approachable and easy-drinking than you’d think. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner and calmer than I’d prefer, though it is remarkably smooth. So much so that it’s difficult to not gulp it all down quickly. It leaves a slightly dry, bitter aftertaste, but it fades clean eventually. A perfect liquid dessert in a bottle.
raymow (902) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - Awesome! 1 of the best beers I’ve ever had. Great Chocolate & peanut-butter flavor. Can’t get enough of this!