Lost Abbey Veritas 009
From Lost Abbey – 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.
Lost Abbey – Lost Abbey Veritas 009 – On tap at The Lost Abbey tasting room. ~10% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, almost black with no head. Looks very thick.
Aroma: Blackberry, chocolate, port wine, old school permanent magic marker, wood.
Taste: Big wood tannins and wine notes, sour berries, chocolate, wood, alcohol, dark fruit. Fairly boozy.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick as suspected, modest carbonation.
Overall: Amazing, complex, sour and decadent at the same time! Very boozy, extremely tasty.