I found this chocolate stout cake on Smitten Kitchen a couple years ago, and I was excited to see that the recipe originally came from a restaurant in the Berkshires, called The Barrington Brewery.
You see, Mr. Kinne is from the Berkshires, and he actually bussed tables at the Barrington Brewery when he was a teenager.
Of course, I had to try my hand at it.
I have now made this cake a couple times-- and I've had the chance to try the original.
I think mine's just as good.
(Admittedly, this is not a ganache-- it's just a messy glaze I made with milk and chocolate chips and a splash of vanilla. It tastes like the coating on chocolate covered strawberries).