Naked Fish | DuClaw Brewing Company

Naked FishNaked Fish
BA SCORE
3.46/5
267 Ratings
Naked FishNaked Fish
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed in 2002, Naked Fish, like most traditional Stouts, is medium-bodied and nearly black in color with a light tan head. But where Naked Fish turns the stout style upside down is in its flavor profile. Gourmet Chocolate Raspberry Coffee is added to the grain bill to produce a taste experience you’ll never forget. Naked Fish hooks you with flavors and aromas of roast coffee, raspberry and dark chocolate, before releasing you to a dry, chocolatey finish. These enticing flavors, combined with a moderate 4.6% abv, are guaranteed to make you get naked. Fish. Or whatever.

Added by NeroFiddled on 02-02-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,887
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
267
pDev:
15.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of wac9
1.06/5  rDev -69.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this is undrinkable i know eertybody said it was good taste like im drink a raspberry tart just nasty

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Photo of Burtonfree77
1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of Lee_Hancock
2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of saison90
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of yourefragile
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of Beershack
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of sanitarium16
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of gpblackgt
2.24/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Urk1127
2.33/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I bought this excited to try it but was disappointed. Almost no head. Medium carbonation. Smell is roasty black coffee and yeast. No raspberry at all to me. Taste is black coffee then bitterness to dryness. It was ok but not what it was as advertised.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.43/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby color; by stout standards, it's pretty light. The head is a finger high and khaki in shade. While the head doesn't have the creamiest texture, its retention is okay. A ring of lacing is left on the glass. (3.25)

Smell: I pick up some hints of dark chocolate mainly. DuClaw's peppery house character also comes through. Raspberry and vanilla cream start to appear once this sufficient warms up. Having said that, where's the coffee? But that's not where this beer disappoints - the disappointment hits when I realize all of the notes (raspberry notwithstanding) are muddled and indistinct. (2.75)

Taste: The flavor is even worse. It opens up with an ashy roast flavor redolent of black coffee, before transitioning into a slight raspberry finish. I'm not picking up much chocolate. Its taste is weirdly clashing, and rather poor if I'm honest. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: This has a somewhat sharp texture on the tongue, thanks to sharp carbonation. While it's very light and dry, it genuinely feels rather harsh. And considering the weak flavor, that's not a good thing. (2.25)

Overall: DuClaw shouldn't have made this one 'sessionable'. It's low on flavor, too fizzy, and worst of all, the advertised notes are mild yet out of balance. Don't buy this - it's very drinkable, but not enjoyable. Basically, this is another disappointment from DuClaw. (2.25)

2.43/5: Put your damn clothes on

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Photo of Collinc7238
2.45/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.46/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Blackish brown with a very loud, fizzy head that rapidly dies off and does not return.

The aroma is a little acrid. There are hints of roasted dark malts and artificial raspberry, but that acrid metallic smell is most dominant.

The taste is very light on the advertised flavors. Roasted malt is most prominent, but it's not extremely deep. There's a light hint of raspberry in the background, but again it doesn't seem very natural. Chocolate takes a back seat.

All in all, this beer is soda, straight up. It's fizzy, light, not very roasty, not extremely flavorful. A dud.

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Photo of Bone53
2.46/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Easily my least favorite Duclaw offering yet. The look was promising, but it just went down hill from there. It has a cloyingly sweet artificial raspberry smell. The taste had that same character but with dirty malt notes lingering in the background. The mouthfeel was watery. Iv never drain poured a beer, but came close with this one. It's just plain bad and makes Great Lakes' Alberta Clipper seem world class.

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Photo of bubseymour
2.48/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bitter and artificial tasting mess of a beer.

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Photo of sneth019
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of DustinSWB
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of biglite351
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Considerable orange around the glass witha a short off-white head

S - Very mild with raspberry and milk chocolate

T - Flavor version of the scent. Very mild raspberry and milk chocolate... but sort of that water-based chocolate milk type flavor.

M - Thin with mild coating. Slight tingle on tongue and throat

O - Nothing actually bad, but nothing really good either.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.52/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark ruby-ish brown pour produces little more then a skim dark walnut toned head. No legs, standard issue. meh.

S: Dried black raspberries, small coffee, fruity, but low on appeal and temptation as well complexity.

T: Flavor of raspberry coffee, with dry bakers chocolate. Lightly bitter, dried blackberry fruitiness, dry creamer, bitter milky finish.

M: Mouthful was dry, slight tingle of carbonation, chalky, lighter end of medium substance wise but appears very thin on the leave.

O: Overall meh best describes this. Sounds like a good dessert beer, but is actually thin, with a boring fruit aspect, and the stout malting seems to be lean, dry flaky bakers chocolate instead of rich, lustrious with a bright fresh fruitiness as i imagined. Thin pass off the tongue, lacks substance, flavor. A big rich black cherry stout would of been ideal. Unimpressed.

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2.56/5  rDev -26%

Photo of brocktune
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JWU
2.7/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz. bottle poured into a porter glass.

A- dark ruby/black. light gets through a bit when held to a light. Light khaki head that dissipated quickly.

S- Heavy on the raspberry with a bitter chocolate there as well. Raspberry overpowers.

T- A bit of raspberry, a hint of bitter chocolate, and not much else. Bitter, ugly finish.

M- thin, thin, thin, thin, thin. It's a stout people, it needs some body.

O- DuClaw continues to disappoint me.

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Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 267 ratings
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