Tiberian Inquisitor - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.09/5 rDev +29.8%
After hearing all of the negative reviews for this beer, I almost felt like I needed to write a review and defend it a little bit.
A - Pours a bronze color with very little head. It appears thick and syrupy as it pours into the glass too. Not a whole lot to look at...
S - Bread, caramel, and lots of oak
T - You're going to have to really like the taste of oak (in my opinion) to like this beer. The first thing that hits you is a ton of that oaky barrel flavor. There's also quite a bit of heat from the alcohol present. There's also a sweet flavor there that reminds me of caramel.
M - Thick and chewy
O - Was this beer worth the $20 price tag? Honestly, I was glad that I tried it once. It wasn't the most balanced beer I've ever had, but I really enjoyed the heavy oak flavor and I can't say that I've had another beer like this.
09-04-2013 14:02:51 | More by cnbrown313
3.1/5 rDev -1.6%
Starts innocuously enough. A dark, brownish gold color. Pleasant looking off-white head, thick but fades quickly. An inviting appearance.
Things start to get iffy on the nose. Slightly rotten caramel apples, a bit of the dreaded acetone of which I heard tell. The chardonnay comes through and is not altogether unpleasant.
The taste is a bit of a problem. A bitterness like cheap wine, and a bit of acetone in the aftertaste. Unique, not terrible, definitely not FFF caliber.
It feels alright on the tongue. A little bit of warmth, a light tingle of effervescence, a little drying overall.
Honestly, with everything I heard, I expected much much worse. However with a twenty dollar price tag and the tie-in to my first DLD experience, I really wanted to like this beer. Oh well. They experimented, which I valued, but the result is lackluster.
08-19-2013 02:53:56 | More by RhyminBelmont
3.26/5 rDev +3.5%
Dark brown with a thin white head. Looks appropriate for chalice drinking.
Smells like a sour ale, and then a yeasty sweet smells lingers in your nostrils.
It does start like a sour ale, and then it goes almost to a mixture of dates and thick maple sweetness.
Carbonation is low, and the sweetness really coats your mouth heavy.
Not to say I would seek this beer again, but I am surprised at the hate levied towards this beer. It is worth a try, especially if your okay with sours.
08-16-2013 19:38:27 | More by Rope
4.13/5 rDev +31.1%
Had this on tap and from a bottle.
I swear i smell strong apple cider, but tastes nothing like apples. Very oak forward taste slightly alcoholic but good. I can understand why people criticize this one, the aroma is nothing like the taste and it just seems to tingle your taste buds, but something about it kept drawing me in! I still have a couple of bottles, I cant wait to try it with a little more age on it.
08-14-2013 22:05:42 | More by Chibeerguy1
2.58/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
08-13-2013 16:19:48 | More by MasterSki
Tiberian Inquisitor from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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