Regardless of whether you believe in a man who turned water into wine, if you’re into craft beer, this Sweet Baby Jesus beer will likely spike your curiosity.
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate brings to mind a peanut butter cup – sweet, salty, chocolaty, nutty. So, a chocolate peanut butter porter sounds like a brew having complexity.
You will likely want to leave this beer warm up slightly after you remove it from the fridge. According to an article by Josh Noel for the Chicago Tribune, beer from a tap or directly removed from the refrigerator is about 38 degrees, meaning you will need to allow it to stand at room temperature for a while if you want to taste all its nuances.
Craftbeer.com recommends serving robust porters at a temperature of 50-55 F. Visit the beer styles page at Craftbeer.com for great tips for drinking a range of craft beers.
Keep reading this beer review to find out if this craft beer is majestic.
DISCLAIMER: This product was purchased by the blogger. Neetzy.com received NO compensation from DuClaw Brewing for this beer review. This beer review does not represent medical or professional advice, it is an opinion only. Photographs may not depict the exact color of the product.
MANUFACTURER’S DESCRIPTION OF SWEET BABY JESUS BEER
- “…aromas and flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, and peanut butter…” – from description on bottle
- full-bodied, with a smooth, dry finish
- contains natural and artificial flavors
- won the 2014 Bronze Medal, Great American Beer Festival (Chocolate Beer Category)
- available in 12 fl oz. bottles (and on tap at their facility in Baltimore)
- 6.2% alcohol content
- full-bodied (not watery)
- not too much carbonation (not as bubbly as soda)
- head isn’t creamy (more like foam formed on a soda)
- mostly of milk chocolate (like a Tootsie Roll)
- slight peanut butter scent at end of a strong inhale
- smells sweet
- begins slightly sweet then becomes moderately bitter with noticeable milk chocolate notes
- unfortunately, no peanut butter notes (insert sound of teardrops falling into beer glass)
- chocolate notes fade as beer warms to room temperature
- no obvious yeasty flavor
- moderate bitterness that remains mostly on center of tongue
- slight yeastiness in aftertaste (though no yeasty flavor while drinking)
YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS SWEET BABY JESUS BEER IF:
- you were hoping for more chocolate notes than peanut butter
- you like dark, full-bodied beer
- you don’t mind mild to moderate yeast notes
- you are okay with noticeable sediment
NEETZY’S THOUGHTS ON SWEET BABY JESUS BEER
This beer was full-bodied (not watery), had a really nice moderate bitterness, just a little sweetness at the offset, and an enjoyable milk chocolate flavor. It smelled so yummy of milk chocolate notes and a touch of sweetness. Overall, this chocolate peanut butter porter was delicious.
However, if you are like me and get overly excited about peanut butter flavors, you will likely experience some disappointment – or pure sadness – as there were no PB notes to be found. Although I allowed this beer to warm up for about 10 minutes, I couldn’t taste any peanut butter notes. And once the beer reached room temperature, the taste of milk chocolate was completely lost.
The sediment in this craft beer didn’t bother me, though it contained quite a bit of noticeable small flakes. I noticed the flakes even with pouring just half a glass of the beer (though I did have the bottle laying on its side for a few minutes while taking photos, just before I cracked it open). So just a word of warning, don’t pour the last bit of beer into your glass.
Again, if you are into craft beer, you must try this one – not only because of its fantastic name (that made me laugh out loud), but because it’s delicious. The only sad thing is that the peanut butter component is missing.
And Lastly, I just have to wonder if Jesus could turn water into beer?
WHERE TO BUY THIS DUCLAW BREWING CRAFT BEER
This product is available in 12 fl. oz. bottles at select retailers, and on tap at select DuClaw Brewing restaurants in Maryland, USA. To find a retail location that sells this beer, visit the Where To Buy page on the DuClaw Brewing website.
ABOUT DU CLAW BREWING COMPANY
- founded by Dave Benfield in 1996
- located on Yellow Brick Road in Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
- apart from brewing, the brand also has several restaurants in Maryland
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS CRAFT BEER?
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