In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine 31.25% extra stout beer, 100% dark devil's food donut mix, and 1.875% instant yeast and mix according to manufacturer's instructions. Place mix on a floured bench and roll out to ½-inch thick and cut with a 3-inch ring donut cutter. This cake/yeast donut hybrid performs better if cut on a bench rather than dropping from a hopper. Place on a fry screen leaving 1-inch between donuts. Fry at 375°F for 1 minute on each side until done in center. The donuts should come out looking fried evenly with a pleasant stout beer flavor.
Prepare chocolate stout icing by combining 100% fudge icing with 25% extra stout beer. Heat upchocolate stout icing until warmed. Dip chocolate stout donut into icing, let excess icing drip into bowl and immediately garnish with crushed pretzel topping or other desired crunchy toppings.
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