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
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.56/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a bit thinner than expected. Dark brown with some lighter highlights when held to direct light. Head is small, loose, bubbly, and drops to a wispy cap and loose collar in short order. A bit more carbonation than anticipated.

Smell: Loads of chocolate. Cocoa dusted chocolate bars. Straight up nib bitterness. Some sweet and tart raspberry plays in the back. Milk and dark chocolate. Chocolate malts. Did I mention chocolate? Some burnt edges. Deeply roasted. A bit of cardboard underneath. Vaguely metallic.

Taste: Roasted malts, old coffee, and more cocoa than the beer knows what to do with. Bitter cocoa nibs, baker's chocolate, so much dark chocolate. Feels like taking a huge bite of 85-90% dark chocolate and following it with half a tart raspberry. Some mild fruit undertones round out the back. Where's my raspberry? Roasted chocolate malts...some sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin overall. Carbonation runs a tad high. Slightly dirty finish, but not abrasive.

Overall: A beer full of lies!

Not a bad beer, but not the dessertish beer the bottle seemed to promise me. I was expected a slightly boozy chocolate covered raspberry, but was treated to a roasted cocoa and dark chocolate beer. Still, it's drinkable and not a total bust.

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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 yourefragile
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of corby112
2.76/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a two finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Deeply roasted, almost acrid dark malt aroma with hints of burnt toast, dark chocolate, oatmeal, stale coffee and cigarette.  Not picking up any fruit.  Smells pretty harsh and one dimensional.

Medium body with very tight carbonation.  Lots of deeply roasted, burnt  dark malt dominating the flavor with raspberry sweetness in the finish.  Hints of burnt toast, coffee, dark chocolate and oatmeal making it a bit acrid and overly roasted before the raspberry sweetness comes in.  Very intense and in dire need of some more sweetness to balance things out.

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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 dc55110
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
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 Craftbeerrevolution
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of usaftenor
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of leodarko
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of stakem
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft offering served in a nonic. The beer appears black in color with a thin off-white cap. Some brown clarity is seen around the edges when held to the light.

The smell is roasty with coffee and bitter unsweetened chocolate. A bit of yeasty earth elements are present and I really dont pick up much on the raspberry thats mentioned in the description.

The taste is like perfume. Where the raspberry was nowhere to be found in the aromatics, it is readily evident in the flavor with an artificial raspberry coffee taste. Some roasty burnt grain bitterness mixes with mild chocolate to try and bring this back into beer territory. A very yeasty aftertaste couples with some herbal elements that lasts inside the mouth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It was not that easy drinking and not really what i was expecting. I shared my glass with a fellow who had a bottle in the past and unprompted he thought it tasted different from the bottled version. I wouldnt mind trying this again from a bottle but after not enjoying this im not gonna be the one to pony up the $.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a black color. The head is two fingers high and tan in shade. Retention is okay and the texture has nice density. Streaks of thin lacing stick to the glass.

I get a nice amount of dark chocolate from the nose. Nothing spectacular, but it shows up nicely. Twinges of raspberry also appear. Beyond that, there are also some hints of brown sugar, black coffee, and roasted malt. Nothing to really rave about, but this has a serviceable aroma.

I taste a lot more raspberry than the nose indicated. After this fruitiness opens the flavor profile up, it quickly transitions into vanilla cream and black coffee. The finish is both chocolaty and roasty. Not bad at all, certainly better than the non-imperial version, but the raspberry comes off a bit artificially. Damnit, DuClaw! Stop with the artificial shit.

The feel is a bit thin and slightly fizzy, seemingly more appropriate for a porter than a stout. But hey, a chocolate beer is supposed to be dry and light-ish by default, so I'll call the palate feel mildly successful. Carbonation is somewhat high, natch.

I didn't like Naked Fish. A big part of its problem was that it was too dinky (among other things). Because of that, there was a small hope this would actually end up being pretty good. It is, but not much more than that. The higher gravity gives it enough natural sweetness to counteract the roasty, bitter dryness, and there also seems to be more of a defined flavor progression. I still won't seek this beer out, but I will drink this again willingly.

3.15/5: Another piece of evidence that suggests DuClaw is better at big beers than small ones

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Photo of BB1313
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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 dtivp
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep dark brown with a one finger light mocha head that faded into a tick ring with spotty lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate with hints of raspberry.

Taste followed the nose with dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts followed by a sweet perfuming raspberry. As the beer came to room temperature the raspberry sweetness was not as sharrp and the beer was more balanced.

Mouth Feel was medium body leaning light body with moderate carbonation. Creamy, slightly smooth, the raspberries were a little too sweet until the beer warmed letting the roasted malts and chocolate bring some balance.

Overall not my favorite stout with fruit, a thicker body would help to make this a better beer.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sideshowe
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of orangesol
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Heathbrook
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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 bobert84
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 Whitey_from_Remedy
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 match1112
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: pitch black body. two inches of mocha colored head settles to a ring leaving some nice lacing behind.

s: chocolate, coffee and raspberries.

t: bitter and sweet. dark chocolate with old cold bitter coffee and some raspberry syrup.

m: thinner that it should be, good carbonation.

o: i have a huge sweet tooth and enjoy huge chocolate stouts all the time. this one however is just too one sided on the sweetness. it really needs something to help balance it out.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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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