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Double Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 4
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:
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(Beer added by: JerseyKirk on 03-02-2012)
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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
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

bigfnjoe, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

CasanovaCummins, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of beermanbrian
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

beermanbrian, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of pwsoldier
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

pwsoldier, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

duceswild, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

CharlieMurphy, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of JerseyKirk
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

JerseyKirk, Mar 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Hanzo, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

thebouch01, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Dweedlebug
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Dweedlebug, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Agold
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Agold, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

RoryOMoore, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

ckollias, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of alpinebryant
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

alpinebryant, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

bum732, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dtx00, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of TheHoppiest
4/5  rDev +7.8%

TheHoppiest, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

domnalbrecc, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Stout6
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Stout6, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jsteel2, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Kegatron, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Pencible
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Pencible, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

DavoleBomb, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Chaney, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

vette2006c5r, Nov 09, 2013
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Double Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.