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Naked Fish | DuClaw Brewing Company

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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:
#41,356
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
268
pDev:
15.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of dlmvh5150
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nctide
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation and faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts, cocoa powder, and raspberries (though not very sweet raspberries). Hints of freshly roasted coffee as well.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of dark roasted malts with light to moderate flavors of cocoa powder. That is followed by light flavors of raspberries without any associated sweetness and a light flavor of freshly brewed coffee.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Not full enough or rich enough in body for the style in my opinion. There is some complexity to the flavors and aroma of the beer but I wish the raspberry was a little more present.

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Photo of beerrat
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

OK not much taste other then a small bitter taste

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Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Taste is raspberries, then sweet and dark chocolate followed by coffee roast at the end. Almost tastes like a raspberry nougat that you find in Valentine's chocolate boxes mixed with some coffee. The body is way lighter than others I have found in the style. Enjoyable and refreshing, I am glad I purchased a six pack.

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Photo of bf7
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerparrot
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I liked the double much better, it had more body and taste.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Do your like artificial-tasting beer? Are you into something you can chug down mindlessly? Want a Stout that doesn't feel like a Stout? Then look no further. As soon as I went on here to review this and saw that this was a Fruit/Vegetable Beer categorically, I knew that I wasn't alone in how I felt about this. Sure, there's raspberry here but not the kind that bursts with juice and leaves you wanting for more. Only the hint of chocolate that felt authentic kept me interested in this beer, but even the cocoa felt like it was powder mixed into the liquid.

Dark pour to this with a moderate tan head and some lacing as I worked my way through this. A hint of light seeped through around the edges but the appearance was nothing special. Some plain milk chocolate in the nose with the same in the taste, but never did I feel that it was actual milk chocolate. The thinness of the coffee came through and combined with the raspberry flavor, gave this beer a unique flavor profile, even if it didn't come together cohesively. There was a bit of tartness here and because this had a slightly roasted feel due to the coffee, stuck out more than it should have.

Thankfully, this wasn't terribly strong so as far as dark beers go, this would be one of the few that would also qualify as a session beer. While not a drain pour by any measure, this pales in comparison to other Stouts that I would reach for and there's too many other characteristics to this to make this a Fruit/Vegetable Beer (in my eyes). A decent brew that will offend no one but won't turn anyone on to any particular style either. Worth a go once just because it's slight deviance from the norm.

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Photo of Markbienvenu
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidloRapid
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 JamieDuncan
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 NoProblem
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not the worst I've had, and they get "effort" points as far as I am concerned but it was not overly balanced. The tastes were there (chocolate, raspberry, stout malts) but it seemed disjointed at times and contrived at others. Mouthfeel was pretty thin but I kept forgetting that this was a very low ABV which defends the mouthfeel a little. On the plus side, it did deliver the intended taste combination, had a touch of tartness that was a little special, and it didn't really have any off-putting features.

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Photo of Fievel
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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