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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Veritas 009 is a substantial departure from earlier members of The Lost Abbey’s small batch experimental program, which were generally sour beers aged in French oak barrels for 12 to 15 months. Begun in late 2007 as dark base beer, it was sent to freshly emptied bourbon barrels from Kentucky’s Heaven Hill Distilleries. The beer aged for 15 months before it was moved into French oak barrels previously used for wine (primarily Syrah). Sour cherries were added and the beer was left to rest for another year and three months. Finally, in mid-2010, it was pulled from the barrels, blended, bottled and sent off to condition for an additional 11 months.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at Theis and Mettes sour+ tasting. Pours a an opaque dark brown with a tiny head. Sweet with some bitterness and sourness. Aromas of redcurrant, dark chocolate and hints of lakridskonfekt. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at home - Tasting. Clear dark dark brown - white head. Nice light burned, fruity, sourish, coconut, sour cherries, wooden, roasted malty, vanilla, raisins, lots of dried fruits, wine barrels; Super lækkert !!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
Absolutely no head; pours black, but with yellow-brown reflections. Very fruity nose, but with burnt, stout-like undertones. Black chocolater; vinous, red wine notes. Sharp, acidic, even ever so slighlty vinegary touches upon more bitter, roasted/burnt background. Some red fruit, and a reminiscence of gooseberry, as well as lemon, and of course sour cherry; vinous again. Acidthinnig mixed with alcoholheat; yet viscous, really oily MF. Great, vinous beer, but the 002 was something else again. But I have a small nagging fear that my bottle wasn’t always kept in optimum conditions... Whatever, still 17/20...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours dark unclear chestnut black with no head. The aroma is powdery citrus zest with some sweet notes. The flavor of a sour malty sweet bomb not very pleasant on the palate as I expected. The body is thick but smooth with a very tart dry ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle at the RBSG. Nose of soy, vinegar, plum, shiitake mushrooms. Very sour, with Japanese ume, soy, port. Very aged feeling, and well funky. Interesting as hell, but a little bit hard to like. A challenging brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is tart, citric and toasted dark malty, liqourice. Smooth fruity, prunes, citric and figs. Lingering slight fruity, dark wooden malty and hard roasted. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Sampled this at a sour tasting that Tomme Arthur showed up at out of the blue at - he was definately gone by this point - but hey - he left some good beers! This one opened with no pop whatsoever - "like a fine..." you know, I keed, I keed. Anyway, this one has a very interesting history that we got a bit of - we were told of its origins and where it ended up. So anyway, this beer poured a near pitch black, perhaps extremely dark ruby color. Aroma has notes of chocolate and a touch of woody vanilla along with other barrel notes. Plenty of dried fruits - raisins, along with some aged grape notes. Pared side by side with something special showed a little less oxidation. By far the most different Veritas beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
no pop on the cork, pours a still black. fairly lifeless. no carbonation. light vanilla and bourbon with a slight tart cherry very reminiscent of red poppy. light tart cherry with a subtle mix of grape and cheap red wine. the bourbon and vanilla blended well however they never helped this out. i found this very 2 sided and completely lacking any complexity. it was 2 parts, cherry and bourbon. nothing special here. dead flat with a hint of dryness. this was boring, everyone i spoke with after i opened this agreed that it was more or less terrible. Reviewed on: 10-09-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
750 ml bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. There are a couple bubbles at the edge of the glass and no lacing. Aroma is red wine, brown sugar, cherry, some bourbon, and a bit of leather. The taste is sweet and tart with cherry, red wine, bourbon, and leather. The finish has tart lactic cherry and little bit of acetic acid. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. Pretty good. Not mind blowing, but certainly an interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Courtesy of Mick

Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, roast, vinegar, lemon, and cherry. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with sour cherry. It finishes with lemon, vinegar, chocolate, and roastiness. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, I’m generally not a fan of sour and roasty.

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