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Double Naked Fish - DuClaw Brewing Company

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84
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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JerseyKirk on 03-02-2012)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Stout6, Nov 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

sendbeer, Oct 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

usaftenor, Oct 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

danwho, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Brown120
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Brown120, Sep 14, 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
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

TheHoppiest, Sep 09, 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
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

allhaildracula, Aug 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Heathbrook, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jsteel2, Aug 24, 2012
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
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

flyingmick, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

beermanbrian, Aug 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

leodarko, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Dweedlebug, Aug 05, 2012
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
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mccleandr1, Jul 31, 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
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

thebouch01, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dtx00, Jul 08, 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 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 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
Double Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.