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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
fletchfighters (1548) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2017
750ML bottle C&C Pours dark cola color, settles black. Little to no head. Nose is bourbon, sour dark fruits, roasted grain, chocolate, oak, and vinegar. taste is more towards the sour dark fruits and vinegar. Some notes of bourbon and oak. Good tang to it but not a lot of carbonation life. Probably due to the age of the beer. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. had the 15 later in the tasting and the carbonation was much sharper. Still pretty decent overall

4
ctipping (2179) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2016
750 mL bottle. Pours black with no head. Smells like chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and cherries. A little acidity. Tastes of chocolate. Vanilla. Sour cherries. Heavy oak. Dark cherry sourness. Bourbon in the finish. Medium body. Low carbonation. I did not expect to like this. I’m glad I chased it. It’s different and nontraditional, but really tasty.

3.8
rxeight (3183) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2016
750 ml. Flat, dark brown. The appearance surprised me. Looked like a stout/porter. Dark chocolate. Cherry, raisin. Oak. Medium sour. Different and awesome.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (8202) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Jer. Pours out a cola color no real head. Nose is pit fruit toffee oak cherries leather and vanilla. Taste is more of the oak barrel tartness cherries funk leather and pit fruit rich.

4
hayduke (5575) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
This was a bottle from the Veritas Vertical Tasting at the RBSG Grand Tasting. It poured near black with a minimal tan head. Nose of rich malts, wood, and anise. Bold and rich in body. Creamy mouth feel. Flavor is fairly complex and I can get wood, cherry, anise, raisins, and something sour. The finish brings forth vanilla. Very nice.

4
Sledutah (7759) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle at the RBSG, grand tasting
Dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, leather and licorice. Taste of brown sugar, leather and raisins
Nice

4
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jared shared at RBSG Grand tasting. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong grape, wood, bourbon. Thin mouth, vinous, wood, vanilla, very nice.

3.6
douglas88 (9513) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with no head. A sweet toffee woody nose. The flavor is sharp sour cherry, toffee, caramel. Odd.

3.6
GRM (4108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from Stephen Morris, at Stephen Morris, at Stephen Morris’, savoured on December 12 2014; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, molasses, woody, light acidity, fig; mouth: roasted barley, molasses, woody, light acidity, light sourness, wild yeasts, acidic finale with presence of molasses, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de Stephen Morris, chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 12 décembre 2014; œil : brun foncé, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, mélasse, boisé, légère acidité, figue; bouche : orge torréfiée, mélasse, boisé, légère acidité, légère aigreur, levures sauvages, finale acide avec présence de mélasse, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

4.2
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours with great viscosity but is, sadly, flat as a pancake. Some big soapy bubbles pop, but there’s no lingering foam. The color is a super dark brown, like molten dark chocolate. Despite the initial disappointment, this has an amazing aroma that I can pick up from a few feet away. Dr. Pepper mixes with vanilla, tons of butterscotch, dark cherry syrup, some dark chocolate and ethanol. Very wine-like flavor. Tons of vinous oak mixes with fruit notes of cherry, blackberry and tart dark grapes. Barrel flavors are rampant: vanilla, caramel and butterscotch meld with substantial booziness. A smooth bright, blend. I dig that the body is a creamy, buttery medium body. I don’t dig the absence of bubbles, especially since this was given so long to condition. Tongue-numbing alcohol pummels the tongue alongside striking tartness. Veritas 009 could use some time away, either to carbonate or lose some alcohol. Still, it’s hard to argue against the flavors this one’s exhibiting. Brilliantly tasty stuff.


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