Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
03-25-2014 01:05:45 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
3.45/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
03-12-2014 14:07:35 | More by thecheapies
3.5/5 rDev 0%
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
03-10-2014 01:31:26 | More by MadCat
4.33/5 rDev +23.7%
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.
02-22-2014 23:26:45 | More by johnnnniee
Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.