Double Naked Fish | DuClaw Brewing Company

Double Naked FishDouble Naked Fish
BA SCORE
55.4%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 101 ratings
Double Naked FishDouble Naked Fish
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Chocolate Raspberry Stout. Get Double Naked. First brewed in 2012, Double Naked Fish pushes the traditional Stout style to a new dimension of flavor. Full-bodied and nearly black in color with a light tan head, Double Naked Fish swims away from the rest of the school with a flavor profile dominated by gourmet chocolate raspberry coffee and cocoa nibs for a taste experience that is truly unique. It hooks you with flavors and aromas of roast coffee, raspberry and dark chocolate, before releasing you to a dry, robust chocolaty finish. These enticing flavors, combined with a moderately strong 7.6% abv, make Double Naked Fish quite the catch.

Added by JerseyKirk on 03-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,189
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
101
Liked:
56
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
12.23%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of brocktune
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.73/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Double Naked Fish
Look: Pitch black with a nice dark tan head.
Smell: Rasberries, but to me it is a bit more like chocolate cake with cherries in it.
Taste: Sweet chocolate, coffee, the alcohol mixes well with the stout and hits you mid sip. The flavor of the booze
mixing with the stout is like a chocolate liqour and it follows with a bitterness of dark chocolate. The bitterness lingers on your tongue nicely. There is some rasberry in the flavor, but more of the chocolate.
mouth: somewhat thin, but not exactly watery
Overall: I didn't have the original version of this beer, but this one is really a great one. You will like it if you enjoy dark chocolate smoothly blended into a great tasting stout.

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Photo of devo1980
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good, interesting stout. No fake flavors, and the cherry/chocolate is more present in the smell, than in the taste. Hides the high alcohol well and is very drinkable. A decent pick for a strong, dark stout.

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Photo of tigg924
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
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 Marraybay
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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 ChainGangGuy
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a small, light tan-hued head.

Smell: Moderate roast suggesting day-old coffee, low-grade chocolate. Not really finding any raspberry. Probably for the best, though there is an odd, slightly vegetal undertone in the nose.

Taste: A sweetish, cola-like taste and a bit tangy. Though a little jumped from the regular NF, it's basically the same mild roastiness, lifeless chocolate. Slight dingy berry flavor, though it doesn't really express itself well as something you'd call raspberry. Tangy, acidic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: It's just not good and may even be a slight step down from the standard version.

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Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -6%
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 Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Craftbeerrevolution
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marley2112
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Of all the beers from recent memory, this one benefits the most from warming to room temperature. What was at first an overly bitter, overly carbonated brew settled down wonderfully after about 15 min, with a heftier mouthfeel and more pleasant balance between the bitter and the raspberry. Glad I was patient.

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Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregStoner
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
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 Bdel34
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NCStateAE
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Double Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 55.4% out of 100 with 101 ratings
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