Double Naked Fish | DuClaw Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobert84
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stevem68
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chocolate color. Aroma is sweet chocolate with a fruity note. Flavor is dark chocolate with a bit of raspberry. The flavor is on the bitter side and overall it's not bad but could be much better.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
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 -13.4%
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 JMBSH
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double naked fish pours a black color with a small and stale head. There is strong chocolate raspberry bar aroma. The taste has a strong candy bar taste, lots of raspberries, and then finishes with chocolate. A tad watery, but good body. Overall its a decent sweet candy like beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Double Naked Fish from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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