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Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Higravity on 03-12-2006

First brewed in 2002, Naked Fish, like most traditional Stouts, is medium-bodied and nearly black in color with a light tan head. But where Naked Fish turns the stout style upside down is in its flavor profile. Gourmet Chocolate Raspberry Coffee is added to the grain bill to produce a taste experience you’ll never forget. Naked Fish hooks you with flavors and aromas of roast coffee, raspberry and dark chocolate, before releasing you to a dry, chocolatey finish. These enticing flavors, combined with a moderate 4.6% abv, are guaranteed to make you get naked. Fish. Or whatever.
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Photo of Ryan4120
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.43/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby color; by stout standards, it's pretty light. The head is a finger high and khaki in shade. While the head doesn't have the creamiest texture, its retention is okay. A ring of lacing is left on the glass. (3.25)

Smell: I pick up some hints of dark chocolate mainly. DuClaw's peppery house character also comes through. Raspberry and vanilla cream start to appear once this sufficient warms up. Having said that, where's the coffee? But that's not where this beer disappoints - the disappointment hits when I realize all of the notes (raspberry notwithstanding) are muddled and indistinct. (2.75)

Taste: The flavor is even worse. It opens up with an ashy roast flavor redolent of black coffee, before transitioning into a slight raspberry finish. I'm not picking up much chocolate. Its taste is weirdly clashing, and rather poor if I'm honest. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: This has a somewhat sharp texture on the tongue, thanks to sharp carbonation. While it's very light and dry, it genuinely feels rather harsh. And considering the weak flavor, that's not a good thing. (2.25)

Overall: DuClaw shouldn't have made this one 'sessionable'. It's low on flavor, too fizzy, and worst of all, the advertised notes are mild yet out of balance. Don't buy this - it's very drinkable, but not enjoyable. Basically, this is another disappointment from DuClaw. (2.25)

2.43/5: Put your damn clothes on

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3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.33/5  rDev -4%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.56/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of Samp01
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is very mild with dark roasted malt and fruity notes. Taste is sweet dark malt, mild coffee and chocolate with a bit of artificial raspberry flavor. Palate is medium body with good carbonation, slightly dry astringent. The finish is same as taste with some lingering roasted malt coffee and mild raspberry flavor mild bitterness. Was expecting a bit more substance from this brew, improves as it warms up a bit. Overall an ok brew nothing stand out.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.