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Double Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

Double Naked FishDouble Naked Fish

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%


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

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JerseyKirk on 03-02-2012)
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double naked fish pours a black color with a small and stale head. There is strong chocolate raspberry bar aroma. The taste has a strong candy bar taste, lots of raspberries, and then finishes with chocolate. A tad watery, but good body. Overall its a decent sweet candy like beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 04:11:07 | More by vette2006c5r
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match1112

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: pitch black body. two inches of mocha colored head settles to a ring leaving some nice lacing behind.

s: chocolate, coffee and raspberries.

t: bitter and sweet. dark chocolate with old cold bitter coffee and some raspberry syrup.

m: thinner that it should be, good carbonation.

o: i have a huge sweet tooth and enjoy huge chocolate stouts all the time. this one however is just too one sided on the sweetness. it really needs something to help balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 01:50:58 | More by match1112
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a bit thinner than expected. Dark brown with some lighter highlights when held to direct light. Head is small, loose, bubbly, and drops to a wispy cap and loose collar in short order. A bit more carbonation than anticipated.

Smell: Loads of chocolate. Cocoa dusted chocolate bars. Straight up nib bitterness. Some sweet and tart raspberry plays in the back. Milk and dark chocolate. Chocolate malts. Did I mention chocolate? Some burnt edges. Deeply roasted. A bit of cardboard underneath. Vaguely metallic.

Taste: Roasted malts, old coffee, and more cocoa than the beer knows what to do with. Bitter cocoa nibs, baker's chocolate, so much dark chocolate. Feels like taking a huge bite of 85-90% dark chocolate and following it with half a tart raspberry. Some mild fruit undertones round out the back. Where's my raspberry? Roasted chocolate malts...some sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin overall. Carbonation runs a tad high. Slightly dirty finish, but not abrasive.

Overall: A beer full of lies!

Not a bad beer, but not the dessertish beer the bottle seemed to promise me. I was expected a slightly boozy chocolate covered raspberry, but was treated to a roasted cocoa and dark chocolate beer. Still, it's drinkable and not a total bust.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:26:59 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers worth of late to develop light brown colored head that is densly packed and has a bit of rocky top to it... Solid retention... The color is a flat dull black... There is a good bit of moderate paced carbonation which can be seen in the top half of the glass... Leaves a slight sticky film on the glass along with a tiny bit of lacing...

S - The aroma is one of a delectable booze soaked chocolate covered raspberry... Perhaps some very faint lightly roasted malts... Not much else, but in this case you don't need anything else... Rather unique and very inviting...

T - The nose was a good indicator of what materializes on the palate... Slightly artificial raspberry... A mix of milk and dark chocolates... A hint of roasted malts... A bit boozy... There is the addition of a very light hop presence as well...

M - Medium bodied... A bit gritty and chalky throughout... The carbonation is a bit dull... The finish is an odd mix of dryness and slight saliva producing goodness...

D - DuClaw is a brewery that I've come to respect greatly in recent year and its in large part to there creativity and solid execution... Double Naked Fish is no exception to that... Great name... Stellar aroma... While this isn't a world class offering, DuClaw is able to take an abstract and aggressive flavor profile and translate it into solid offering that I rather enjoyed...

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 02:29:51 | More by philbe311
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dc55110

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle served at my current cellar temperature of 50* into a 10oz snifter. No date or batch code present on the bottle. The glass manufacturing year is '11.

A: Pours just like a cola with a fast dissipating mocha head. Dark, but not black. Light and objects are clearly visible at the edges. A small, but persistent ring of lacing clings to the glass.

S: Roasted coffee and bitter chocolate abound. The raspberry is only discernible as a slightly fruity and metallic smell in the background.

T: Slightly ashy chocolate with a metallic finish. No real raspberry can be detected. A lot of bitter chocolate on the finish, somewhat unpleasant.

M: Very thin, almost watery. Carbonation is just shy of non-existent. It leaves an odd slickness behind.

O: No very impressive, I'm unsure of the age of the bottle. I'd try it again if it was put in front of me, but would not grab one if I saw it.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 04:59:28 | More by dc55110
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep dark brown with a one finger light mocha head that faded into a tick ring with spotty lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate with hints of raspberry.

Taste followed the nose with dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts followed by a sweet perfuming raspberry. As the beer came to room temperature the raspberry sweetness was not as sharrp and the beer was more balanced.

Mouth Feel was medium body leaning light body with moderate carbonation. Creamy, slightly smooth, the raspberries were a little too sweet until the beer warmed letting the roasted malts and chocolate bring some balance.

Overall not my favorite stout with fruit, a thicker body would help to make this a better beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 01:14:12 | More by dtivp
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bum732

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Chocolates filled with raspberries, touch of roast, sweet smelling, some coffee

L: Dark black, light tan creamy head that dissipates.

T: Raspberry up front before chocolate overwhelming. Low bitterness with a pleasant coffee like roastiness in the finish. Fairly sweet throughout, but not cloying. Raspberry chocolate really shines. Finishes semi-sweet, with some residual light coffee roast.

M: Medium bodied, not too thick. Medium low carbonation.

A nice, light desert beer. Not too sweet or overwhelming. All the fruit and chocolate flavors played off each other nicely.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 04:01:00 | More by bum732
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at perch pub

Pours an opaque blackness with a slick layer of tanned head resting on top. Nice retention with patchy lacing on the glass.

Definitely comes across as advertised in the nose - cocoa powder, semisweet chocolate and raspberries. Hints of truffle and caramel with roasted dark malts. Light alcohol warmth.

Thick and sweet up front with plenty of chocolate and raspberries. Dark fruit sweetness with molasses and cocoa - similar to a chocolate covered raspberry. Roasted dark malts with caramel sweetness and continuing raspberry fruit. Finishes a bit warm and rich.

Fuller medium body, well carbonated, sticky and full on the tongue. This was pretty tasty but the raspberries became a little cloying after a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 21:56:22 | More by xnicknj
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is slightly below average and a small ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: This actually smells a good bit like raspberry truffles. Deep semisweet chocolate with a solid raspberry fruitiness. Grainy malts and a supple roastiness underneath. Not super complex, but it hits the mark on what they were going for. Quite pleasant.

4.0 T: Tastes just like the nose. Raspberry truffles. Layers of dark and milk chocolate with plenty of raspberry. Somewhat dry otherwise with graininess and a light roast.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth. My only complaint is that this would be a better experience if the body was upped.

4.0 D: Good to drink a fruited dark beer that works since most of them suck. Solid all around. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 02:52:47 | More by DavoleBomb
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with some light coming through at the edges. There is just under a finger of light tan head that leaves a nice layer on top of the pour.

Smell: I'm definitely getting some bitter sweet chocolate and mild roasted malts. The raspberry is there, but it's in the background. Not a very powerful smell.

Taste: Not a very sweet beer, but that's probably a good thing with the chocolate and raspberries. I'm getting some chocolate and roast along with a touch of raspberries. The roast lingers on the tongue through the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with aggressive tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I would say this one was close but no cigar. Enjoyable enough, but nothing there to put it over the top. I'd probably pass in the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 02:02:17 | More by oline73
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft offering served in a nonic. The beer appears black in color with a thin off-white cap. Some brown clarity is seen around the edges when held to the light.

The smell is roasty with coffee and bitter unsweetened chocolate. A bit of yeasty earth elements are present and I really dont pick up much on the raspberry thats mentioned in the description.

The taste is like perfume. Where the raspberry was nowhere to be found in the aromatics, it is readily evident in the flavor with an artificial raspberry coffee taste. Some roasty burnt grain bitterness mixes with mild chocolate to try and bring this back into beer territory. A very yeasty aftertaste couples with some herbal elements that lasts inside the mouth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It was not that easy drinking and not really what i was expecting. I shared my glass with a fellow who had a bottle in the past and unprompted he thought it tasted different from the bottled version. I wouldnt mind trying this again from a bottle but after not enjoying this im not gonna be the one to pony up the $.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2012 17:58:17 | More by stakem
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a two finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Deeply roasted, almost acrid dark malt aroma with hints of burnt toast, dark chocolate, oatmeal, stale coffee and cigarette.  Not picking up any fruit.  Smells pretty harsh and one dimensional.

Medium body with very tight carbonation.  Lots of deeply roasted, burnt  dark malt dominating the flavor with raspberry sweetness in the finish.  Hints of burnt toast, coffee, dark chocolate and oatmeal making it a bit acrid and overly roasted before the raspberry sweetness comes in.  Very intense and in dire need of some more sweetness to balance things out.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:02:11 | More by corby112
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Pencible

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque black with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like cocoa powder and raspberry puree, with some black coffee and pumpernickel.
T: It tasted like dark chocolate, with sweet raspberry and some coffee and cream. It had a clean and mellow bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with some carbonation. Weak body.
D: This was a decent stout with notable raspberry character. The scent and taste were nice, but the body was weak. The finish was super smooth, and the alcohol was well hidden, so it was very easy to drink. Nothing terribly special, but an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 19:10:47 | More by Pencible
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I split a bomber of this with my wife tonight.

Served in a Duck Rabbit snifter.

A: Poured out an extremely dark, reddish-brown color, with a slight wispy head that tucked itself into the liquid in no time. It certainly didn't have a very thick or gooey appearance... kinda watery actually.

S: This aromatic highlights were muted, yet still detectable: I got sort of a raspberry-mint character, along with a Dagoba-esque, dark chocolate nose.

T: I appreciated the quality of cocoa used here. This wasn't just simply Nestle's Quick with raspberry syrup. This had the decadence of a berry filled truffle sold at a fine chocolate establishment. The bitterness really tugged on the palate on the finish as well.

M: This was sort of a mixed bag. While I appreciated the gourmet-ness of the ingredients, with the pure cocoa killing the potentially uber sweet elements down to size, I was quite disappointed with the thin texture here. I found it a tad watery and not chewy enough to my mind. I had the same problem with the standard "Naked Fish."

O: Overall, this one got the job done and proved once again that DuClaw doesn't make one dimensional brews. However, this is definitely not one I would drink very often.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 02:05:48 | More by Chaney
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ckollias

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours dark black hue with a thick, tan, 2-finger head that quickly dissipates, leaving a semi trail down the glass and ending a solid persistent lace.

S: Strong raspberry and malt aroma blended nicely together.

T: Dark rich ale with a generous raspberry sweetness and a decent malt backbone. Slight hints of coffee and roasted malts.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a really good beer. I like the raspberry/malt mix. I enjoyed this brew with my wife and she actually finished her glass before me.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 00:59:03 | More by ckollias
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Victory tulip

A- pours black with a two finger tan head. Looks nice

S- aroma is heavily of chocolate, with some burnt coffee in there as well

T- tastes like a chocolate covered raspberry. Not overly sweet. Perfect

M- very thick body. Chewy. Gorgeous

O- very creamy, and rather easy to drink. Much better than the standard Naked Fish

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 00:57:13 | More by bigfnjoe
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CharlieMurphy

New York

4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Opaque... BROWN. Actually there are some faint but bright, merlot notes. Dirty 1" hot cocoa head.

S: I've gotta really stir this to get what faint aroma there is off of this beer. However it's very enticing: sweet raspberry jam, cafe cream, irish mist, coconut, then extremely light vanilla.

T: Raspberry takes the lead. Brown malts, toasted coconut follow next. 12-grain oat bread and sugared bran flakes round it off. Raspberry leaves a wake through all these other flavors start to finish

M: Perfect for this combo of flavors. Only enhances them, by taking them on a surf through your palate. Carbonation is south of the median, yet prickles softly, yet in the way of a more assertive (carbonation/hops) style (ie. esb). Not deleterious effects.

O: The categorization is definitely accurate, not a stout. The coconut notes throughout this really keep me intrigued and work well for it. It's pretty good, definitely worth the try, especially for something I was expecting to suck.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 03:07:00 | More by CharlieMurphy
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duceswild

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split with a fellow BA.

Picked this beer up at a local shop and finally got to taste it tonight. The bottle classifies this beer as an Imperial Chocolate Raspberry Stout.

Color is is a dark reddish black. Can definitely smell both the Chocolate and Raspberries. The alcohol was not that noticeable to me and well balanced with the other flavors. During the pour this beer creates a medium sized head that dissipates rather quickly.

I really enjoyed this beer much more then DuClaw's Naked Fish
and am looking forward to picking up another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 02:55:25 | More by duceswild
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a large tan head from my Growlin at the Moon Growler. Dark from all angles; only at the very edges can I see a slight raspberry chocolate tinge of light coming through.

S: Dark cocoa, raspberry and roasted malt aromas.

T: This starts with a mostly raspberry flavor and chocolate backnotes. Coffee malt flavors really kick in about mid palate as it warmed up. All in all , this beer is very smooth and well attained. There is not the residual sweetness of unattenuated sugars or any off flavors. I have a feeling this is a standby beer for many people in Maryland who can get growlers of this at this time of year. Very well done with no booze flavors present at all.

M: Medium body and very light carbonation.

O: Definitely worth a try and a standby beer for sure if it was locally available. While I wouldnt drink a raspberry beer as a standby, the face that this is a stout somehow elevates it to being "OK" to be a man drinking a beer with raspberries in it. The guys across the table from you probably will have not idea your beer has raspberries in it.

Serving type: growler

03-05-2012 23:47:11 | More by alpinebryant
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours brown in the glass, with a touch of ruby shining through the edges, and topped with a ½ finger of mocha colored head. This maintains some foamy ringing, leaving back a light smattering of lace and light brown oils. Fresh raspberry dominates the nose for the most part but still saves room for underlying notes of coffee, cocoa, and a smidge of green citrus.

The taste is chocolate, green citrus and burnt grains along the back. That ever present raspberry flavor hangs on the edges of the profile and pulls into the backend as well. The roast in particular is really standing out to me and gives the finish dry and toasty feel while some leftover raspberry flavor leaves a little stickiness back in the corners of the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied with a sharpness to the carbonation up front, which then works itself into more of a firm and chewy creaminess along the back. The added alcohol is well hid here beyond the extra fullness to the flavors and feel.

This beer is the way that Naked Fish should have been all along, as I’ve always found the regular version to be a bit too light bodied and overdone with the raspberry flavor. This version is more of a sipper (I’m glad I split the bottle) with a lot more complexity going on with it. I’d like to see them bring this one back each February.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 19:36:53 | More by Kegatron
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**150th Review**

A: Ruby red edges amongst a pitch black body.

S: Chocolate, cream, raspberries and bitter coffee.

T: Chocolate, cream, raspberries, bitter coffee and some sweetness. Awesome!

M: Full bodied and thick. Alcohol is noticeable.

O: Great sipper. Only could have one because it's so rich and complex. Plus it's heavy on the booze.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 01:23:02 | More by JerseyKirk
Double Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.