Lervig Paragon 2019
Country: NO | Style: Barley Wine | Size: 330ml | %ABV: 13.5
This years vintage is a blend of time. We had a few lingering barrels from the fall of 2017. To that we added a few more from early 2019 and topped it off with some from the fall of 2019. All of the barrels we used were bourbon. The bulk of which were previously used for Heaven Hill, with some Angel’s Envy and even a couple Wild Turkey in there as well. But this years version isn't really about a big bourbon character, it’s more focused on the subtle bourbon flavours that are inherent to this beer. After the sweet punch right away subsides you will get flavours such as Dried figs, raisins, and vanilla. Then the malt gives Paragon its caramel, toffee, and chocolate flavours that rounds out with mild sweetness, bringing it full circle.
The beer has a slight viscous texture which coats your mouth in a flavour explosion of all the aforementioned tastes, while doing its best to hide the alcohol.