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Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | 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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4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.