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Miracle Off 28th Street - Schmohz Brewing Company

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 20.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schmohz Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WakeandBake on 01-31-2010

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 8
Photo of slowbie
1.85/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Dark brown with a nice one finger tan head.

Smell is of dark fruits and roasty malts. Relatively pleasant so far.

Taste is mostly rotten cherries with a harsh tannic finish.

Good carbonation leads to decent mouthfeel but this one is as close to a drainpour as I've ever had. I'm usually a fan of old ales and I tend to be a GR homer, but this is awful.

Photo of GMcNE
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Zaphog
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of SportsandJorts
2.71/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- Deep brown, medium dark-tan head that fades slowly, some lacing on the side

Smell- Mostly getting raisins and roasted malt

Taste- Starts of with raisins and quickly taken over by the roasted malts. Has a bitter and slightly alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation. A little sticky.

Overall- Not at all impressed with this one. I am usually a big fan of old ales but this one tasted more like a porter to me. The roasted malts dominate the taste along with notes of raisin and alcohol that don't add too positively. My first try from Schmohz, I would like to try another as I am a fan of Michigan brews.

Photo of klipper
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of warnerry
3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip; purchased about four months ago, but no bottle date.

A - Pours deep brown with a little more than one finger of tan head the settles to a quarter-inch cap.

S - Some raisin and slight sweetness, but mostly smells like a brown ale. Not very complex, but decent.

T - Taste initially has a bit of brown sugar and raisin, before turning to roasted and bread malts. The finish become dry with a bitterness that seems to build after swallowing. A bit too much bitterness. Doesn't really seem to fit the old ale category.

M - Medium mouthfeel, starts out sticky sweet, but the finish is very dry and bitter, unpleasantly so.

O - Starts out promising, if not to style, but the finish is a big let down.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle - not dated

Schmohz Brewing Miracle off 28th Street Olde Ale poured an opaque dark brown almost black color into a tulip glass. A 1-finger bubbly khaki colored head was produced. After a few tastes, the head faded and some light lacing remained. The nose was of faint dark fruits and a hint of coffee - too subtle for my liking. The taste of roasted malts dominates with coffee and raisin notes. The bitterness seems to build as you consume it. The finish is a little dry and bitter for an old ale.

I am not real impressed with this old ale - there are many that are better.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of optimistictour
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Old Ale I'm reviewing and I'd like to do it justice. This one is a pretty good example of a style I'm not enamored with, but more often find myself impressed than not.

It looks a lot like Guiness, to be honest. Of course, it's darker than all but the Foreign Extra Stout and the head is a different hue of tan, but the overall effect is a medium bodied oil spilling into the glass. It looks delicious.

Smelling of slightly fruity malts and the faintest hint of coffee, it's extremely appealing but maybe too subtle - I took much longer to really discern what I was sensing here.

Tastes like it smells, only amplified with the details filled in. Coffee is the conveyance for whisps of raisin, apple, and maybe even a bit of baker's cocoa. It's both bitter and tart. It is most definitely never cloying.

Mouthfeel is a high point, this one managing to feel 'big' without coming across thick at all. Despite appearances it's no motor oil going down. Yet it's never that underwhelming thin feeling regular Guinness displays so prominently. This is one you can sink your teeth into without really being chewy.

Since I only had a single to go by I can't fully abide by my drinkability rating but I will say that it goes down smooth, especially for its 9.2% abv, and intrigues enough that I'm eager for another go. Soon!

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is dark, roasted malts. The flavor is coffee with some roasted malts as well as some burnt malt. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not near as sweet as most old ales I have tried, but still a pretty good beer.

Photo of WakeandBake
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle . A very dark brown to black color pour with a thin lasting tan cap , spotty lacing left , lots of tiny carbonation bubbles . Aroma of bitter chocolate , fruity hops , some malty caramel and maybe light toffee notes , slightly nutty. Flavor is like a cola/coffe mix with some sweetness left on your lips like rasins , mild bitterness , but lacking the huge sweetness of the Newer Old Ales I am used to , nutty , with a plum type finish and some lingering alcohol notes . Light body for the style , slightly oily texture , quite drinkable , but watch out it sneeks up on you after 3 or 4 bottles eh. It is hard to rate this as an Old Ale , Im on my 3rd 6 pack of it now and I find it to be a really good dark ale or maybe a brown with a high ABV for around $11 , call it what you want im buying it again . Thank you Schmohz

Photo of MDM
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of BierFan
4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Dark brown body and a khaki colored head. Decent head retention. Smells roasty, like a dry stout. Judging, though by the taste, I would have guessed that the beers style is a roasty porter. I'm not sure why Schmohz calls this beer an old ale. Pretty tasty stuff, though. Drinkability is very high for the alleged abv.

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Miracle Off 28th Street from Schmohz Brewing Company
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