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Tiberian Inquisitor - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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73
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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 26.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 46 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Want to have your most hidden secrets torn from the dark recesses of your soul? Tiberian Inquisitor will do just that. This Belgian-style ale aged for one year in French oak is a beer to be reckoned with.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-16-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev +4.1%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, yeast, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour brown sugar and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a slight sourness that is somewhat odd.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

djrn2, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

metter98, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.01/5  rDev +26.9%

Now that's new...

Let's get the appearance part of this review out of the way: Dark gold, nearly bronze with strong haze. Firm ivory foam retains well and laces intricately on the glass- blah, blah, blah. Glad that's done, now...

Brandy, wine, port, and bourbon strike the nose with a seriously unexpected scent of vinous-soaked wood, wood spice, and savory, almost-meaty aromas. Cider, cedar and saw dust wrap around mild balsamic notes for a crazy melange of tart, mature, and distinct booze scents. Never experienced an aroma like this before- kinda nervous about the first sip...

Red wine, white wine and rose wine all inherit the taste buds. Even more so than beer- the taste is deeply vinous and ripe with concentrated port, sherry, maple and vermouth. Savory, salty and sweet, there's something of mesquite, fragrant wood, leather, and fresh-cut tobacco that throws a lot of intangible taste at the mouth. Peppery with wood spice, dry cider, sandalwood, and acetone- the flavors seem endless but the taste is effortless on the palate- Its an incredibly eccentric ale that stops just shy of souring.

Surprisingly light on the palate, the short-lived sweetness turns to tart vinous action in a hurry. Powdery, spicy and warm to finish- its easy to use more of the wine lexicon to describe this beer that that of actual beer. Strong wood tannin and mild astringency are more associated with oak-aged white wines than that of beer.

Its incredible flavor profile has gone away from the Belgian Pale Ale that's buried underneath and toward the long-lived barrel. I absolutely love the mature "aged" flavors of this ale but the barrel seems a bit much- at times I wonder, "where's the beer". Could they write an '80's style commercial about this? ...but the beer is kinda all-over-the-map. Gotta argue that when everything stands out, then nothing stands out.

BEERchitect, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Texasfan549, Dec 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -13%

GRG1313, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
2.94/5  rDev -7%

This poured out as a golden colored brew with a good sized white head on top. The lacing and retention of this beer were good. The smell of this reminded me of a Sharpie Magic Marker. It smelled acidic and wooden, very pungent on the nose. The taste was also pretty harsh with the French oak and souring agents in there... I can't say I want to ever have this one again. The mouthfeel is pretty basic, nice carbonation that's about all. Overall it's not a great beer at all. This one took me a while to drink because of the flavors it had. It was fun to try At aleast

Knapp85, May 19, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%

Thanks Chris for sharing! Served in a small snifter glass.

Sanguine dark reddish amber color, a thin layer of parchment tinged foam on the surface. Okay clarity, looking straight down the meniscus of the glass is visible. Surface skim parts quickly, minimal spotty lace when swirled.

Fusel aroma at first, after awhile it becomes very sweet with a fig and plum character.

Tastes very sweet like a mead, honey, figs, plums, dessert wine. Booze is overt, there's a little bit of tartness that seems appropriate with the fruit character. Very potent in small doses... A little harsh and boozy. Seemed to improve slightly after sitting out for 15 minutes, allowing the fusels to dissipate. Glad this was shared a few ways.

emerge077, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
2.58/5  rDev -18.4%

Not sure who shared this at Aniela's birthday, but no thanks to you! Served in a taster glass, as I knew better.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacing. Hazy unfiltered amber body.

S - Big vinous notes, some green apple, a ton of dry oak. Quite rough, with very little of the base beer apparent; perhaps some nebulous fruity yeast. Odd, but not entirely terrible.

T - The taste is a weird mix of white wine and wood. There's some under ripe stone fruit in the mix suggesting that this was a beer at some point in time, but the barrel has pretty much overwhelmed Tiger Jelly (I believe that was the base?). Not good, but not at the gag-inducing level of Biggs' 'stache or Bully Guppy.

M - Medium body, pleasant carbonation, dry and tannic, with a surprisingly large amount of warming alcohol. I didn't get a ton of booze flavor-wise, but it's here in spades, particularly in the finish.

D - Not a very good beer, but not so terrible that it warrants mythical status like some other 3 Floyds 'experiments'. Hard to drink in any sort of meaningful volume and definitely not recommended.

MasterSki, Aug 13, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -11.4%

Rochefort10nh, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

beernads, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dbrauneis, Jun 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

drewone, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

BARFLYB, Sep 01, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Gonzoillini, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Zaphog, May 27, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%

Bottle received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Shared with BFD at The Mohers house. Hazy medium gold with a smallish quickly dissipating head. Smells of leather oak vanilla caramel and a bit of funk. The flavor follows the aroma. Not what I expected and a bit out there with flavors. It grew on me as I sampled it, but its not really my cup of tea.

johnnnniee, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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Tiberian Inquisitor from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
73 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.