For every one of my many birthdays, I've had some form of chocolate for desert. Most often, that's been a chocolate cake with chocolate icing, though there was a stretch of chocolate pies in there, too. It's a good streak to have. According to Mom, many of those early cakes had a train on top, too. Now, its far more likely to be paired with a great craft brew.
Bernice's Bakery in Missoula. Bernice's knows cakes and just about every other great pastry under the sun. Probably my favorite pairing with any chocolate is Deschutes' The Abyss, an incredible imperial stout brewed with licorice and molasses and aged in French oak and oak bourbon barrels. For some reason, though, I couldn't quite pull out one of my remaining bottles for the celebration.
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