Kashmir | Roak Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roak Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
roakbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 06-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,891
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
48
pDev:
16.36%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
2.19/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of sposter4
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGoeltz
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scotty_Karate
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgold86
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
1/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bought this as a single at Siciliano's at KBS weekend based solely on the reviews here. It wasn't infected but as soon as it hit my lips I regretted it. Took a lot of water to get that taste out of my mouth.

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Photo of Gemini6
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours dark brown with a one finger tan head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is dark fruits and caramel.

T - The flavor follows the aroma. Raisins, dates, and plums mixed with caramel malts. Light amount of yeast in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a sticky finish.

O - Very solid Belgian strong dark ale. The flavors rich and ABV well hidden.
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Photo of breakingbland
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass that resembled a rather thin Willibecher. The beer has a gorgeous 1/4" tan head that stayed a while. The aroma was somewhat muted, but sweetness and dried fruits could be detected. The taste followed with the dried fruit components being the major players. The mouthfeel was very thick and almost oily but not objectionable. The carbonation was appropriate for the style. Overall, this is a very good beer. I'm eager to visit Roak and try some more of their beer.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Desimoaj
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bushbeer75
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown bottle

Kashmir Strong Dark Ale is dark brown in color producing a 3/4-finger tan head that dissipated to a ring of foam in my tulip glass. The nose is sweet with dark fruits then a pleasant aroma of rum soaked dark cherries and caramel is noticed. The taste is similar but more complex than the aroma. The flavor starts off sweet with dark fruits upfront followed by dark cherries, caramel, raisin and even a light toasted malt. The mouth feel is medium bodied, smooth and has a sweet, slightly dry and very light bitter finish.

This is my first brew from ROAK Brewing and I am impressed. I will sure revisit.

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Photo of onespartan
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Loudog1411
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishize75
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Roak's Kashmir a couple weeks ago for $2.49 at The Lager Mill. So far I just haven't really enjoyed any beers from this brewery, but I'm interested to see what they can do with this style, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label art is really nice, it's got a good design to it and it's eye catching. It poured a dark brown color that hardly let any light come through with a little over a fingers worth of bubbly tan head that died down to a thin a ring that eventually faded away and it hardly left any lacing behind. This is good looking beer, it's just how I expect the style to look.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the dark fruits being the first to show up and it imparts more of a brighter and juicy dark cherry aroma with a little bit of raisins showing up in the background. Up next comes the Belgian yeast which imparts some nice estery aromas and it shows up just enough with a slight amount of spices coming through in the background. Towards the end comes the malts which impart a roasted malt and sweet malt like aroma with a little bit of candied sugar aroma also showing up. This beer has a good aroma that's true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the dark fruits still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects with the dark cherries still sticking out the most. Up next comes the yeast which imparts the same aspects and it's followed by light alcohol flavors that goes into the malts with some roasted and sweet malts showing up. On the finish there's a pretty much no bitterness with some sweetness and light alcohol taking it's place with some dark fruits showing up in the aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer and it's just what I would expect from the style.

M- Fairly smooth, not too sweet, a little rich, slightly crisp, medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of the style, I didn't have the highest expectations given my history with roak and because this is a harder to style to do well, but this one surprised me and it ended up turning out to be a good and true to style Belgian Dark Strong Ale. This beer had ok drinkability, I think one is enough for me, it just isn't something I would drink multiples of. What I like the most about this beer is how true to style it was, it's just what I've come to expect from the style and it's better than most american examples of the style. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there isn't anything I disliked or would change. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend trying it, especially if you really like the style. All in all I was a little impressed with this beer, I was expecting the worst and what I ended up getting wasn't bad at all. It's now my favorite beer from this brewery by far and it's a really nice american example of the style. Good job guys, this is a tasty beer.

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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kashmir from Roak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 48 ratings