Double Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JerseyKirk on 03-02-2012)
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Reviews by dtivp:
Photo of dtivp
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dc55110
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of dtx00
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of philbe311
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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...

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of JerseyKirk
4.33/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
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

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of flyingmick
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ckollias
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of sideshowe
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Metz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of usaftenor
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Double Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
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