Yes, chocolate and beer can make the perfect pair! Most people wince at the thought or even my mention of it but given the right chocolate and the right beer it can produce an euphoric experience. Many people suggested using porters and stouts but I soon found out that Indian Pale Ales, Pale Ales, and Amber Ales can also be great contributors.
Proper procedure entails first tasting the beer on its own. Beer Tasting Specs
Then tasting the chocolate on its own. Chocolate Tasting
Finally tasting again the chocolate and letting it melt on your tongue slowly but not fully, next take a sip of the beer and swirl them together around in your mouth. Remember to breathe while doing this to enhance the flavors.
The goal for the perfect paring is for the flavors to balance and compliment each other. If the beer over powers the chocolate or vise-versa it is not a good paring. While some parings are just ok others can be phenomenal. Those I wish to share with you! If you find some others on your own please share as well so I may try.