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Double Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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 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 oline73
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

oline73, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

oriolesfan4, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

yourefragile, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of corby112
2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

corby112, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of orangesol
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of stakem
2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
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 $.

stakem, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

wrightst, Jun 27, 2014
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 ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ejimhof, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

rab53, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

sendbeer, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

xnicknj, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

AngusOg, Jun 15, 2013
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 Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Hanzo, May 10, 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 ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jpd7374, Nov 18, 2012
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 philbe311
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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...

philbe311, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

RoryOMoore, Apr 07, 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
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 61 ratings.