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Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is a complex, robust porter. It is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by strong notes 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 notes of chocolate, espresso and peanut butter so tasty, you’ll have no choice but to exclaim the name!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Black color with tan head. peanut aroma and some ash chocolate. taste is thin body semi sweet and lots of peanutbutter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (1012) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Authentic peanut butter aroma. Flavor is lacking, thin, some roast, lacking the peanut butter

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - NOV 21, 2014
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
achtungpv (223) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1445) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chad9976 (1294) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
raymow (902) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2014
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!

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