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17-05-2010, 10:40
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A chance meeting: the National Brewery Centre (http://www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk/), a buffet with strawberries and thick clotted cream for dessert, cask P2 (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bass-p2-imperial-stout/20426/) on at the bar. The thinking: strawberries covered in dark chocolate with a dollop of rich cream. The beer: smooth, roasty cocoa, silky, a hint of blackberries, a cakey sweetness, an incredible thing. The combination: tongue-covering creamy richness, a burst of strawberry juice; the beer swathes through, becomes more chocolatey, blends with the cream, feels totally luscious and a little bit sexy. A perfect chance combination, a brilliant FABPOW (http://pencilandspoon.blogspot.com/search/label/FAB%20POW)!

(The picture looks a little sorry for itself, I know. The trouble is I ate a bowlful, realised how delicious it was, told everyone else who also had a bowlful and then there were only two strawberries left.)

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