Cigar City Brewing Penultimate Push 2014 Cask
Cigar City Brewing Penultimate Push is Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout aged with Cubano coffee, vanilla and chocolate. I found this huge surprise on tap at the CCB taproom in August of 2014. It was being served on cask, and I was shocked to see this long retired variant available again.
Such a beautiful pour with a creamy tan/brown head. The mouth-feel from the cask was outstanding, slightly cool and it warmed to full room temperature very quickly. If you wanted a one word review it would be intense. Big coffee, roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, some alcohol burn and a hint of vanilla.
This was pretty amazing really, and quite possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity thanks to blind luck!