Dan tastes Vennture Brew Co’s Doughnut Don, an imperial stout with doughnuts, coffee, and vanilla, via a beer exchange from Wisconsin.
STYLE: Imperial Stout with adjuncts
INGREDIENTS: Over 200 Crullers from Cranky Al’s, Colombian coffee, vanilla
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce Can
Stats above taken from the brewery can.
Deep, super-dark brown with a tan head.
Colombian coffee roast up front, with dark cacao nibs following and some sweetness and hint of vanilla.
Nice Colombian roast with vanilla and dark cacao nib/chocolate continuing from the aroma with all flavors in balance. The doughnuts might have contributed to the biscuit-like element combined with the malt.
Silky mouthfeel with a good bit of weight on the palate.
I really liked that the flavors are well-balanced together and that the flavors were not too extreme. This is great for desserts, be it crullers, ice cream, or floats, and savory-wise, it would be cheese or big, spice-rubbed meat. If someone makes you an offer of a can, you cannot refuse.
Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for this super-limited release via the share.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.