In this beer blog, we are going to get into the frist of many beers from Roak Brewery. It is their Kashmir. If you read my post on my visit of their brewery, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this strong dark ale.
It has a dark jet like color with a tan like color head. The aroma has a sweet chocolate, caramel, and cherry candy like notes. The taste has a smooth chocolate to dry cherry candy along with hints a creamy caramel notes. The aftertaste has a caramel that hangs around a bit. It is a pretty drinkable for Belgian Dark Strong Ale. It is really a sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Artfully brewed, this Belgian strong dark ale is medium bodied with a persistent tan colored head accompanied by a delectable range of aromas and flavors: rich malty sweetness, caramel toasted bread, raisin and reasonably dry finish. Kashmir is as complex as it is refreshing, and its low bitterness yields a spectacular malt effect specially brewed to excite the senses.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, this craft brewery is making some noise on the east side of the State of Michigan. They are young and trying to push limit of craft beers. Their seasonals, which I will be reviewing here, are very different. Their summer seasonal is called Melonfest, which is cantaloupe wheat ale. Each of their everyday beers, they did something different than what is on the market. For example, their Mean Streets Amber Ale is hoppy amber ale. Kashmir is close to the classic beer style but they did not do Belgian golden ale. I love it. This is their second best beer behind their Devil Dog Oatmeal Stout. There is some interesting and complex notes. Each sip, you will get some different. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser