Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that everyone is enjoying time with family and friends. I’m always looking for an appropriately themed beer for the holidays. This Christmas, there’s been one beer I’ve been waiting for. From DuClaw Brewing Company comes Sweet Baby Jesus!, a chocolate peanut butter porter.
DuClaw Brewing Company: Sweet Baby Jesus!
Style: American Porter
Sweet Baby Jesus! is essentially a Reese’s cup in a glass. The beer pours pitch black and maintains a frothy tan head. The aroma is peanut butter and chocolate, and you can virtually smell the sweetness. The taste is more of the same: peanut butter and chocolate, but with a strong roasted component. This rich and creamy beer finishes quite dry, actually, and the hops and alcohol are apparent after a taste.
This beer would make a fine pairing to any of those holiday cookies, pies, and chocolate candies.
DuClaw also makes an imperial version of this beer called For Pete’s Sake! which comes in at 9% and contains a few more hops.