The Gentleman | Naked Brewing Company

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3.82/5
Very Good
32 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Naked Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
nakedbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stinkypuss on 04-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,799
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by metter98:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—traces of red are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with strong notes of dark fruits.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits along with notes of Belgian yeast and hints of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout seems to taste more like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. It's not too difficult to drink because the alcohol isn't that noticeable in the taste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of pakman0069
4.28/5  rDev +12%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Naked Brewing Co. "The Gentleman"
on tap at the brewery on 14 April 2018

Notes: Clear dark mahogany brown/black body beneath a creamy head of tan. Higher alcohols appear in the aroma along with ethyl acetate. It's unfortunately unpleasant and I wonder if the fermentation just got away from them on this batch or is it coming from the apple brandy barrels that they've aged it in. I'd think that the ethyl acetate at least is from the barrel. - I should also note that I seem to be much more sensitive to this than other people so I'll go easy in scoring it - The flavor is better but the alcohol remains kind of harsh. I'm finding notes of chocolate, ashen roastiness, light coffee, and golden caramel. A soft bitterness balances it nicely and it finishes dry and gently lingering. Medium bodied with a smooth, soft mouthfeel.
Review# 6,002

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Photo of Lanstrum
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of salthemonster
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark reddish brown (almost jet black) in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some dark crimson red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits (plum/fig/raisin) and Belgian yeast along with lighter aromas of candi sugar sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark malts with strong dark fruit sweetness (fig/raisin/plum) to it. There are moderate flavors of Belgian yeast and some light notes of candi sugar. Hints of bitterness in the finish which linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Feels like it is a hybrid between a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and a Stout because of the more Belgian flavors and lighter body. The alcohol is well hidden but the barrel aging does not seem to add much to the overall flavors of this beer. Not too difficult to drink.

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Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of rydev24
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Naked Brewing Co.
The Gentleman (imperial stout aged in apple brandy oak)

*Personal milestone, review 1900.

LOOK: Dark brown, opaque. Khaki colored head. Recedes to a fine ring and lasts the duration. Appears to be a sipper, a brew deserving of respect.

SMELL: Fruits, roasted malt, oak and whiskey. Wood, apples, booze. Chocolate, light spice.

TASTE: Well balanced notes of chocolate , vanilla, oak, brandy. Roasted malt flavors are strong. Drying tannins round out the flavor with a boozy, earthy finish. You can faintly taste apples before the dryness; as this is aged on apple brandy oak that comes at no surprise. Alcohol is present, but adds to the flavor and warmth more than it subtracts. The sweet vanilla flavor from the barrel is a showcase here.

FEEL: Full bodied, low carbonation, smooth , with a oaky dryness that emerges long into the aftertaste.

OVERALL: A delicious and fairly complex barrel aged stout. I'd love to see more from the base beer, as it seems the barrel did most the work here. Recommended to any big stout or barrel aged fans.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at the brewery

jet black in color, thin cream colored head. aroma is as expected - chocolate and roasted malt flavors. taste is fairly balanced, not too sweet. medium bodied, fairly smooth.

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Photo of PorterThwarter
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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The Gentleman from Naked Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 32 ratings