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Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%


Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Higravity on 03-12-2006)
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Nutleybeer

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Fells Point location served this in two varieties, regular and nitro-tap. I tried both in their massive sampler.

The nitro was incredibly smooth with a great head. In terms of the deeper flavor of the beer, I found the normal tap style to be better.

Dark in color. A pleasant scent, fresh and somewhat fruity. The first sip was interesting, reminscent of a slice of Black Forest cake. The raspberries flavor can pass for cherries. Hints of chocolate are there as well.

Not for everyone. I don't know if I would classify this as a "fruit beer" either, just a stout with a fruity essence. Not sure if I could drink this all night long, but a A+ for effort and trying something unuque and original.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2008 20:55:57 | More by Nutleybeer
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IndyDad

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-17-2014 02:13:55 | More by IndyDad
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-29-2014 20:43:22 | More by stephenjmoore
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-26-2014 22:06:27 | More by DLSheidy
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-25-2014 13:30:26 | More by erialbill
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear, and very dark brown, but not as near-black as many stouts (more like a porter). Head was khaki colored, but less than a finger thick; retention was good, but lacing minimal.

S: Toasted grain. Sweet fruit. Cocoa. And with a deep whiff, I smell that raspberry the label lists.

T: Malt is all toasty and no sweet. I get some faintly tart fruit flavor next, then black coffee. Bitter cocoa is there too. I wouldn't say the raspberry flavor is strong, but it's in there. In the finish there's a little acrid bitterness, but not in a negative way.

M: Pretty thin for a stout, but smooth and creamy. Carbonation is good. Booze is completely hidden.

O: Less "stout" than most stouts, but if you set those expectations aside, you won't be disappointed. It may not be outstanding, but it's a good beer in pretty much every aspect.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 01:05:45 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-22-2014 15:46:21 | More by bacher468
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-13-2014 22:54:06 | More by ZEB89
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TomG2751

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-12-2014 23:45:34 | More by TomG2751
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Naked Fish.

Low-lying foam. All I really got was a ring. The body of the beer is very dark. A dirty black-brown. Has hues around the edges. Shows murk.

Old ground coffee, some cocoa powder, medium roast, dusty dryness, hints of caramel malt. Kind of muted.

Eh, we're showing some good roast character, but the "raspberry" is a perfumey fruit character that tastes very artificial. The coffee is barely there now, and I taste more cocoa flavors. I like that it's dry. Somewhat bitter, but not from the roast. Nothing is really overblown, no obscene flaws. The mouthfeel could be a little more solidified. Body is blah-blah medium and the carbonation wasn't enough to give the beer much texture. Still, Naked Fish is durable enough. Interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 14:07:35 | More by thecheapies
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MadCat

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours black, short light tan head, little lacing

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, hints of roasted malts

Taste: Coffee up front, then some chocolate. Some roasted malts and earthy hops. Finishes a little sweet, but not getting any raspberry flavor

Mouthfeel: True to the labeling it is a nice medium body. Low carbonation

Overall: Decent if it was advertised as a coffee chocolate stout, but a major disappointment due to the lack of raspberry flavor

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 01:31:26 | More by MadCat
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Pennsylvania

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chrishensley

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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Bruce, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of caramel chocolate, coffee, and a hint of berries. The flavor is a wow out of this world. Creamy chocolate covered raspberries with a hint of caramel and earth. This is like drinking a valentines day fruited chocolate. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky mouthfeel. This beer wowed me! Great fruited stout that I enjoyed the hell out of.

Serving type: bottle

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Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.