Double Naked Fish | DuClaw Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JerseyKirk on 03-02-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
99
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
21.8%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 99
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.89/5  rDev +6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
2.68/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours opaque, black in color with 3/4 inch head. Taste is dark chocolate,coffee, raspberry, milk chocolate..and an odd aftertaste of mustard that I get from Naked Fish. Medium bodied, sweet..Is as advertised, imperial coffee and raspberry..Slighty below average stout. Unlike For Pete's Sake which benefited from imperialization,Double Naked Fish seems to be the same average beer with more alcohol. Will pass in the future.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle; bottled on 28 Dec. 2015.

Faint dark malts, sweet chocolate and vegetative aromas with more prominent raspberry aroma. Improved (largely less vegetative) after it sat for a while.

Flavor: Quite a bit of raspberry and chocolate but not so much as to be objectionable or to entirely mask the dark malts. The level of raspberry clearly exceeds the other components. Still some faint vegetative notes but better than the aroma suggests. Mildly sweet bitter-sweet mix.

Overall: a bit disappointing and perhaps not as appealing to me as the 'single" Naked Fish.

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Photo of dc55110
2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle served at my current cellar temperature of 50* into a 10oz snifter. No date or batch code present on the bottle. The glass manufacturing year is '11.

A: Pours just like a cola with a fast dissipating mocha head. Dark, but not black. Light and objects are clearly visible at the edges. A small, but persistent ring of lacing clings to the glass.

S: Roasted coffee and bitter chocolate abound. The raspberry is only discernible as a slightly fruity and metallic smell in the background.

T: Slightly ashy chocolate with a metallic finish. No real raspberry can be detected. A lot of bitter chocolate on the finish, somewhat unpleasant.

M: Very thin, almost watery. Carbonation is just shy of non-existent. It leaves an odd slickness behind.

O: No very impressive, I'm unsure of the age of the bottle. I'd try it again if it was put in front of me, but would not grab one if I saw it.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bdel34
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of hophugger
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall: Was fearing something harsh or out in left field--aka Duval's sweet baby jesus--but this was
actually surprisingly drinkable. Certainly better representation of the style, but as a one-off, not
bad at all. The raspberry is present in the nose and on the palate, but not overwhelming so. Other
notes of coffee and dark fruit present as well.

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Photo of dtx00
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of philbe311
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
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...

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of BB1313
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled on 12/28/15. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small light tan head that falls leaving nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of sweet raspberries. Fresh flower pedals are in the mix too. It's pretty floral. The raspberry notes dominate, but the chocolate is present. The flavors are sweet with a subtle bitterness. Some syrupy milk chocolate notes along with some coffee notes. More floral notes. Alcohol goes unnoticed. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink.

Ultimately I guess that I'm personally not too crazy about this, but they deliver exactly what they advertise.

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Photo of JerseyKirk
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**150th Review**

A: Ruby red edges amongst a pitch black body.

S: Chocolate, cream, raspberries and bitter coffee.

T: Chocolate, cream, raspberries, bitter coffee and some sweetness. Awesome!

M: Full bodied and thick. Alcohol is noticeable.

O: Great sipper. Only could have one because it's so rich and complex. Plus it's heavy on the booze.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
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

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Photo of hopsputin
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a: silky black color that only allows a little bit of light to penetrate. really nice 3 finger tan head on this. real good looking beer

s: roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, oak, a chewy smelling (that makes sense in my head) lightly sweet malt aroma, with a hint of brown sugar. there may be raspberry in the smell, but its very very faint in there

t: wow. the raspberry is much more pronounced in the flavor than the aroma. you definitely pick up on that right away along with a nicely roasted malt presence. that bitter dark chocolate is there to help cancel out the initial sweetness from the berry. there is a touch of caramel followed by a big woody oak finish with some bitterness from the roast. big juxtaposition between the sweet raspberry and bitter chocolate/malts in here

m: medium mouthfeel, with quite a high level of carbonation. might be a little more carbonation that i'd like, but it does not hurt the beer

o: again, the raspberry presence is much more dominant in the flavor than in the aroma. if you like the berry, then you will be glad to know it definitely leaves its mark here. the beer is also quite bitter, for which i'm glad because it helps transition away from the raspberry flavor...i'm not the biggest raspberry fan. its a well made beer, and if you like raspberry you will like this. i suppose its a bit too much raspberry for me, but if you're a fan of them then you'll enjoy

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Double Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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