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Tiberian Inquisitor | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MasterSki on 04-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 36
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - Pours an opaque amber orange color with an off white and generously sticky lacing ring.

S - Tons of green apples, cider, white grapes, tart apple, green.

T - Lots of green apple, fusel alcohol, cider, mead, Chardonnay, and some oak.

M - Heavy light body with some puckering tartness.

O - As much as I love FFF's, it 's big, but avoid this beer. (Sorry to say.)

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Auracom
2.26/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

I tried to avoid reading much about this one, because initial impressions of this one were not going well. 10 oz. on-tap in Munster, poured into a tulip on May 30th, 2013.

A - Dark murky toffee coloring, with minimal head, lacing, and retention. Pretty close to bourbon Fred FtW's appearance.

S - Big time green apple, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, and dark resinous fruit. This smells... okay.

T - Spoiled espresso beans, raisins, band aid, and some other unappealing sweetness. I couldn't find the right verbage to describe how weird this tastes. It's so completely different than the aroma, like an entirely different style. I'm not sure how FFF even managed this disconnection.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, dry finish. Probably the best part of this.

D - This had to have been a fucked up recipe to begin with, so I can only assume they forced it into oak to try and salvage it. That really didn't work.

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4.02/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into a Ranger IPA pint glass. Wow booze, apples, grapes, caramel.

This shit intense. The booziness is very powerful. Seems more like a 12% cider.

Glad I tried this one, but I'm one and done. I love Three Floyds but this will knock you on your arse.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
2.77/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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3.42/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +36.6%
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.

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Tiberian Inquisitor from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 240 ratings
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