Kafkaesque is defined thusly:
Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.
Marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger.
We took the definition of Kafkaesque seriously when we created this beer. Our brewers viewed it as a challenge to create a beer so complex and bizarre that it would make Franz himself proud. We started with an Imperial IPA, then we transformed it into a rye IPA with a menacing portion of rye malt. Then, we made it disorientingly black with some heavily roasted malts. We needed more complexity, so we made it surreally smoky with cherry-wood smoked malts. Lastly, we added 300 lbs of raspberries for fruitiness, and everybody knows you can’t have a complex beer without wood, so we let sit on toasted American oak. We know that you will find this Imperial Smoked Black Rye Oaked Raspberry IPA to be very Kafkaesque. Show Less