Double Naked Fish | DuClaw Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 101
Photo of ckollias
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours dark black hue with a thick, tan, 2-finger head that quickly dissipates, leaving a semi trail down the glass and ending a solid persistent lace.

S: Strong raspberry and malt aroma blended nicely together.

T: Dark rich ale with a generous raspberry sweetness and a decent malt backbone. Slight hints of coffee and roasted malts.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a really good beer. I like the raspberry/malt mix. I enjoyed this brew with my wife and she actually finished her glass before me.

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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 CharlieMurphy
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Opaque... BROWN. Actually there are some faint but bright, merlot notes. Dirty 1" hot cocoa head.

S: I've gotta really stir this to get what faint aroma there is off of this beer. However it's very enticing: sweet raspberry jam, cafe cream, irish mist, coconut, then extremely light vanilla.

T: Raspberry takes the lead. Brown malts, toasted coconut follow next. 12-grain oat bread and sugared bran flakes round it off. Raspberry leaves a wake through all these other flavors start to finish

M: Perfect for this combo of flavors. Only enhances them, by taking them on a surf through your palate. Carbonation is south of the median, yet prickles softly, yet in the way of a more assertive (carbonation/hops) style (ie. esb). Not deleterious effects.

O: The categorization is definitely accurate, not a stout. The coconut notes throughout this really keep me intrigued and work well for it. It's pretty good, definitely worth the try, especially for something I was expecting to suck.

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Photo of duceswild
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split with a fellow BA.

Picked this beer up at a local shop and finally got to taste it tonight. The bottle classifies this beer as an Imperial Chocolate Raspberry Stout.

Color is is a dark reddish black. Can definitely smell both the Chocolate and Raspberries. The alcohol was not that noticeable to me and well balanced with the other flavors. During the pour this beer creates a medium sized head that dissipates rather quickly.

I really enjoyed this beer much more then DuClaw's Naked Fish
and am looking forward to picking up another bottle.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a large tan head from my Growlin at the Moon Growler. Dark from all angles; only at the very edges can I see a slight raspberry chocolate tinge of light coming through.

S: Dark cocoa, raspberry and roasted malt aromas.

T: This starts with a mostly raspberry flavor and chocolate backnotes. Coffee malt flavors really kick in about mid palate as it warmed up. All in all , this beer is very smooth and well attained. There is not the residual sweetness of unattenuated sugars or any off flavors. I have a feeling this is a standby beer for many people in Maryland who can get growlers of this at this time of year. Very well done with no booze flavors present at all.

M: Medium body and very light carbonation.

O: Definitely worth a try and a standby beer for sure if it was locally available. While I wouldnt drink a raspberry beer as a standby, the face that this is a stout somehow elevates it to being "OK" to be a man drinking a beer with raspberries in it. The guys across the table from you probably will have not idea your beer has raspberries in it.

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