Naked Fish | DuClaw Brewing Company

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DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

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

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Photo of brez8791
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of RollBounce
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

head retention is great. Smell is of jelly rings raspberry flavored. Mouth feel is disappointing and thin.flavor of dark chocolate and raspberry jelly great lace ing. Overall it is the smell and look that makes you want this beer.look forward to trying the double naked fish.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Growler poured into a snifter

Body sits a dark brown, near black, with a one finger tan head. The cap falls pretty quickly and settles to a thin collar. Not much in the lines of lace.

The nose is of raspberries, milk chocolate, and moderate roast. A touch of coffee emerges as it gets a tad warmer.

Chocolate covered raspberries and good dose of roast. Mild sweetness is beaten back by bitter roast. The raspberry is prominent and adds a nice layer of flavor to the beer.

I have to admit, I thought this was a porter when I was drinking it, so I was a little shocked to see this under the stout category on BA. Definitely on the lighter side for the style and fairly watery in spots.

This is a nice raspberry stout as far as the nose and flavor profile go. Unfortunately it lacks in the other categories.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Paid 3 dollars for the single at the House of 1,000 beers. Been a while since I had an experimental beer and I never have tried a chocolate raspberry ale.

A - Pour is spot on what I expected for a stout, very dense and dark with a 1/4 inch of deep mocha head that settles to a thick lace ring. Pretty.
S - I do smell some actual raspberries buried beneath the roast. Hard to tell if they are artificial but in no way to they smell medicinal. Not much chocolate really it just smells like a raspberry infused stout.
T - Very interesting it flows with cocoa powder, then the raspberries sort of mix with the herbal hops, before finishing with the roast. A sort of hard water flavor is noted but it's not very distracting as I get it from time to time with beer. Not bad.
M - Tart and bitter maybe the roast could be dialed back a bit. It seems somewhat watery for a stout giving it a light to medium body. It's ok I guess.

Overall the whole time I was hoping the roast would take a backseat and the chocolate would enter as it warmed but at least I got the taste of raspberries throughout each sip. Worth a try if you seek an brew original.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a tulip, a dark ruby-brown liquid with a small tan head that sank to a ringlet; minor lacing. Aroma of roasty dark malts and essence of raspberry, fairly muted. At first sip, I got a nice chocolate-raspberry flavor, but this surprisingly fell off extremely quickly, and the roastiness of the malts took over; pretty much all fruit flavor vanished, and roasty bitterness took over. It wasn't really bad, it was just a bit shocking. Body was just about medium, fairly thin in the mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Came off more like a porter than a stout, honestly. If it had kept up that initial flavor consistently, this would have been a fine beer, but overall, it wasn't that great, and I wouldn't revisit it.

DuClaw seems to have a lot of good ideas, but the final products seems to always fall short.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 268 ratings