Life On Tap

Episode # 250: Doughnut Don

Dan tastes Vennture Brew Co’s Doughnut Don, an imperial stout with doughnuts, coffee, and vanilla, via a beer exchange from Wisconsin.

Vennture Brew Co Doughnut Don

STYLE: Imperial Stout with adjuncts
INGREDIENTS: Over 200 Crullers from Cranky Al’s, Colombian coffee, vanilla
ABV: 9.8%
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce Can

Stats above taken from the brewery can.

Appearance

Deep, super-dark brown with a tan head.

Aroma

Colombian coffee roast up front, with dark cacao nibs following and some sweetness and hint of vanilla.

Taste

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.

Mouthfeel

Silky mouthfeel with a good bit of weight on the palate.

Overall

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.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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