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Tiberian Inquisitor - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 27.39%
Wants: 8
Gots: 45 | 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 JohnnyHopps
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Three Floyds does not make many dumpers, but this is a dumper that they should be ashamed to bottle. The appearance was nice enough with a golden copper color. The aroma was the first hint of a problem as it smell like rubbing alcohol. There was really nothing attractive about the smell. On the initial taste, I felt as though I were drinking nail polish. Trying to be more positive, I tried to start over and image what the brewers were going for. I noticed grape skin, tart apples, but the nail polish kept coming back. The mouthfeel was thick enough to make me believe that this once was a Belgian Strong before sitting in barrels and going wrong. I could not finish the glass.

JohnnyHopps, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 acurtis
3/5  rDev -4.5%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

djrn2, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of bralston345
4/5  rDev +27.4%

bralston345, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of thedarkestlord
4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

thedarkestlord, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Oboogie
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Oboogie, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of MNPikey
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

MNPikey, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Pidzik12
4.3/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip at 3floyds.

Smell of oak with a lot of caramel apple.

Darker ruby red in color with a light head that holds up.

Tastes of oak with a lot of apple and chardonnay. I see many people in the site giving it poor reviews but in my opinion, the beer tastes fantastic. It's so different that it's addicting. I expected a lot of oak and got it. Overall I've been to the brewpub 6 times and made sure to get it every time. Its so addicting. And delicious.

Pidzik12, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

savagepm, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Docrock
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Docrock, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

weonfire, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of ClintonRalston
4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

ClintonRalston, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

LambicKing, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of tdmccarthy
1/5  rDev -68.2%

tdmccarthy, May 30, 2013
Photo of WankelEngine
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a glass

This was a bizzare beer. I'm just making a few notes after the fact because I have one to age as well. The beer had an aroma of candied apple and sweet caramel, along with an earthy acetone. Unfortunately, the acetone flavor was even more potent on the palate than the nose. I think this was an effect of the chardonnay barrel, because it seemed somewhat vinous. Light Chardonnay and oak flavors as well as caramel apple. The acetone pretty much ruined the beer for me, though people who tried it were very divided. Some people thought it was amazing and some found it gag-worthy (None of these people were BAs, it might be worth noting... they were equally astounded by the bottle of Stone Espresso IRS I also had.) I ended up only having a few sips. Hopefully the nail polish flavors dissipate with some age. If this ages gracefully, it could be a unique, delicious beer. If not, it could be even more of a monster than it is now. I will try again in about 18 months.

WankelEngine, May 29, 2013
Photo of Mopps
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Mopps, May 29, 2013
Photo of atoulouk
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

atoulouk, May 28, 2013
Photo of showie773
5/5  rDev +59.2%

showie773, May 28, 2013
Photo of jet812
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

jet812, May 28, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Zaphog, May 28, 2013
Photo of Holland
1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

Holland, May 27, 2013
Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev +27.4%

mpayne5, May 27, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

beergorrilla, May 27, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Is this meant to age? Waxed BPA?

A - Pours golden amber in color with an off white head. Everything seems normal.

S - Fruity sweetness with a dry wine character. Sour apple? Candied apple?

T - A little tart to start off that transforms into caramel and oak with a white grape finish.

M - Light bodied and high carbonation. Really lets you swish the flavors around to taste them.

O - Not one I'd want to seek out again, but it holds up to other sour/tart beers, IMO. Being 3F, people must have been expecting a hop bomb or something. I enjoyed it.

cvm4, May 26, 2013
Tiberian Inquisitor from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
73 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.