Kaiju and killer Sprocket - Kaks Cotmari
Posted by Anthony Morgan
on 14 August 2015
What happens when a Japanese monster and a murderous cog are genetically combined? Keep reading
Kaiju! and Killer Sprocket joined forces to create a one off brew in November 2014 for a 'meet the brewers' event. Both brewers were vying for the most hoppy, malty brew. It was an unorthodox outrageous science experiment. Think Rocky Horror vs Godzilla vs Terminator vs Fifty Shades of Grey. The beast created was nothing short of lunacy! By all accounts, it was a hop and malt gargantuan machine bot. The creature needed to be tamed before it was released upon the crafty masses, so it was recrafted and refined. The result was a frankenbeer so glorious, fierce, tasty, dark and hoppy. Its name - KaKS Cotmari Black Rye IPA.
Kaiju! is known for its lavish hopped brews so you'd expect a huge hop driven brew, especially given its first batch. While it delivers a hoppy punch, the Kaiju!/Killer Sprocket collaboration provides a brew that's toned down (a little bit) and malty. I personally liked this.
I've written before about a craft beer being holistically appealing. This brew has appeal in spades. The label is artistically incredible, it pours and looks great in a beer glass, it's not overly carbonated, it has a decent head and an alluring aroma. What's more, it leaves a dark laced trail on the glass as the hybrid beast is slowly demolished. Ticks all of my boxes!
This crazy monster is available at the Back Door Cellars now! Get in and grab them before I do I'm not kidding. I'm prepared to blow the rent money for all of them.
Special note: thanks to Sean from Killer Sprocket for providing the hop and malt list. These details aren't online so your help mitigated hours of continued fruitless Google searches.
Hops: Chinook, Columbus
Malts: Ale, Chocolate, Crystal, Munich, Rye
IBU: A whopping 140
Taste: A balanced hop and malt sensation, but a little more on the malt side.
Overall: If you love IPA, you'll love this. If you love Black IPA's you may develop objectum sexual tendencies.
Author: Anthony Morgan
About: Let’s be honest, would I be writing a beer blog if I didn’t love (with all my heart and to the death) beer...? Maybe, but I love beer!
I am not, by any means, a beer expert. I am not a harbinger, messenger, conduit sent from the fermented Gods. I am but a mortal man; a man with dreams and emotions, experiencing craft beer.
A few years ago, a friend of mine (let’s call her Yvette) started a ‘100 Beers in One Year’ challenge. Some mainstream beers, mostly craft beer, and a lot of single batch brews so the challenge wasn’t drinking 100 beers (the Untappd app would prove I did that in a month), the real challenge was finding the beers. My partner, Graham, and I found ourselves caught up in the list with her. We travelled Australia from coast to coast (literally), searching and finding, and of course drinking the hoppy gems. Many were found, and consumed in the fabric chairs at Archive. So this led to many visits to Archive, my foray to Armakeggon, the start of some great friendships, my love for this great beer establishment, and my ignited passion and thirst for awesome craft brews.
People who know me are aware that I am a sucker for the sour brews, I love them. Of course, I don’t discriminate. I love beers from both extreme ends in the beer spectrum. However, I’m still learning about beer and trying different beers and styles for the first time. So think of this blog as my journey, an imparting of some wisdom, and a conversation of our very beery opinions.
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