DuClaw Brewing Company Sweet Baby Jesus! – American Porter at 6.2% ABV

DuClaw Brewing Company Sweet Baby Jesus! American Porter at 6.2% ABV (2015 Craft Beer Advent Calendar Day #24, 355 ml, no bottle date or best before, reviewed 24-Dec-2015)

Appearance: opaque near-black with only hints of clear brown around the margins, one finger of loose light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: peanut, chocolate, roasty malts. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, off-dry slightly astringent
finish. (4/5)

Well, Sweet Baby Jesus! Nice solid finish to the advent calendar, and a particularly fun and apropos name to end on. Smells like it’s going to be overwhelmingly sweet, but in fact it’s pretty well-balanced, with emphatic chocolate and peanut flavour dominating, accompanied by only mild sweetness. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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