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Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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79
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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 thecheapies
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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

Photo of Dreamer
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Boggdogg
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured dark black color with a small brown head that faded quickly. Leaves tiny traces of lacing around parts of the glass.
Smell is the best part of this beer. I actually can smell the chocolate with a hint of berry and some coffee.
Tastes like cheap dark chocolate and some sort of bad coffee. I get no sweetness of raspberry at all. It has a very light body for a stout and leaves my mouth with a nasty bitter aftertaste and very DRY.
Overall I was not impressed but I'd still rather have a Duclaw than a "bud".

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, a bit of coffee and raspberry. Taste is coffee, smoke, mild raspberry, not much chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall smokier than I thought, and less sweet, a quality beer.

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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