ruinah (5) - , Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is made with coffe from California. It’s a Chocolate Raspberry coffee which they get in specifically for this beer. Upon visiting the brewery I sampled the coffee and it really lends a great impression to the beer. It starts off a bit dry and pours with a great amount of head. The stout doesn’t have a lot of aroma per say but combining a roast character and the coffee make for a terriffic beer. I can easily drink a growler of this in a sitting and go back for more.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/26/08 notes: from Growler. Aroma is of strong milk chocolate, cherry liquor, and raspberries. Pours a dark brown, settles a brown-black with two fingers of head. Palate is a little thin, and features toasty notes of cherry/raspberry syrup, chocolate, and cream. Flavor is fairly “shallow”, in the sense that it doesn’t linger; as this beer sits, it develops a slightly smoky flavor that is adds complexity. Overall, I found this an interesting beer. Also, rather ambiguous style: not thick, roasty or alcohol, and no real trace of malts or hops in flavor. I can see why ratebeer calls this a spice beer.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body, foamy beige head, no lacing. Aroma of raspberry syrup, roasted malt, baker’s chocolate in the background. Flavors of raspberry truffles, bittersweet chocolate and some smoke in the finish. Thin bodied. The raspberry appears almost artificial.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Only had a small sample of this from a growler but it seemed a little thin bodied for the style.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bel Air brewery, dark color. Small white head. Not much to smell. At first the taste was a typical stout of coffee and malt, but the after taste was a burst of rasberry that was just the right amount. Nice hint of chocolate at the end as well. Smooth. I really liked this beer. Over a great stout!
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duclaw’s Naked Fish is really good. Aroma and appearance are good, and the flavor and overall qualities are unique and interesting.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a creamy light brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is cocoa powder first then dark chocolate and raspberry (Kathy gets the raspberry first). Taste is dark chocolate, candied raspberry, malty with a secondary/mild hops backbone. OK carbonation. Occasional. 3.0 On nitro-roastier, creamier. 3.2
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bowie. Pours a dark chocolate color with a thick creamy head, smells of sweet rasberry and chocolate. Sweet chocolaty taste, with a strong rasberry finish. Good overall beer and was worth the trip.
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fell’s Point. Pours dark with a small head. The aroma is a lot of chocolate and raspberry, sweet candy. The taste is a TON of raspberry with a dry, roasted malt finish. It is sweet, but not so sweet that one pint is hard to finish. A second pint in a row would be a little much though. Overall, I liked this beer a lot, and I give it extra points for being a little out of the norm and for taking risks.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/10/07: On Tap, Bowie.
Nose of roasted coffee, raspberry and caramel malt; actually reminded me of smelling a raspberry ghirardelli chocolate square. Nutty brown body with a light tan head. Rich and powerful flavor of burnt malt, black coffee and raspberry zest. Finish is bitter and flat. This is my favorite DuClaw brew so far, I was pleasantly surprised.