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Miner Mishap - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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85 Reviews
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Reviews: 85
Hads: 113
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tronester on 12-25-2007

28 IBU
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Reviews: 85 | Hads: 113
Photo of greywolf
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a - Pours a dark brown color with a little cola color as i would call it

s - Smells smokey. Also smells of chocolate and roasted malts. witch is ok but not my thing

t very strong chocolate teaste to it i prefer that in chocolate not in beer but thats just me

m - I thought it was very hard to drink to be honest but however thats just me

d - I did not care for this at all was very hard to drink for me however i know a few people who love this type of beer so i will be getting it for them...just becuase i did not enjoy it i would discuarge (546 characters)

Photo of OlRasputin989
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into pint...

A: pours a nearly black dark brown with a small tan head. settles soon to a thin fuzzy cap

S: a charred chocolate and vanilla aroma. plain but nice. also smell an odd lactose sweetnes

T: sweet caramel flavors upfront give way to chocolate, more lactose sweetness, then a smokey, dark chocolate finish.

M: light medium body with good carbonation, crisp upfront and a smooth finish

Overall, not bad but not special. I prefer the Samuel Adams Black Lager. if they were to remove the lactose sweetness, give it more body while also giving it more of a bite. probably would choose a different schwarzbier if one was available (646 characters)

Photo of mhewes
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A : Pours a nice dark brown with a good tan head that leaves some spotty lacing behind

S : Roasted malt with a good coffee aroma. Some chocolate notes

T : Strong coffee and roasted malt flavors. More like a porter/stout instead of a schwarzbier

M : Medium-bodied, good carbonation

D : Not bad but not a schwarzbier. I'd rather go for a beer truer to the style. (364 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer of the month June 2008 selection. Into a 12-oz mug, this is a dark, slightly cloudy beer with a very thin layer of foam on top. Nose is cocoa-ish... actually it resembles the milk chocolate mix for chocolate milk, kind of dry and flaky. Taste borders on unpleasant, to me. Raw chocolate with an unpleasant sourness. Odd tasting. I couldn't finish the glass. (362 characters)

Photo of camerine
2.62/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer looked great coming out of the bottle; thick foamy head and rich black color. The beer was definitely lighter in body, almost watery, and not refreshing of lifting. The taste was pretty flat, not very much bitterness. I was expecting more aftertaste but not much to be had. (283 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to coldmeat23 for providing my first-ever Oklahoma beer. I do hope it's more than OK (haha...geddit? ah, sorry...)

Thick head dies quickly and remains a thin skim for the duration. Color is muddy ultra-dark brown edging toward total black. Appropriately coal-dark, like the story and profession depicted on the label and in the name.

Aroma is big on roast, even crossing over into smoke territory. Perhaps a faint whiff of stale dark bread, but it's a little one-dimensional, as there's little else to report. But what's there is good.

Flavor is bitter roast, bitter roast and bitter roast. As in coffee, maybe, but certainly not high-quality coffee. Very little depth, hardly anything else going on...an overall not-very-pleasing flavor. Bitter roast turns sour in the finish, and it continues to linger, which is the biggest downfall of this beer.

Mouthfeel doesn't help matters--it's thin and limp, even if bold carbonation tries to prop it up with sizzle and tingle.

Didn't enjoy this very much and wouldn't return. Seemed a one-trick pony, and the trick (roast) isn't all that impressive to begin with. It's also not a favorite style of mine, but even when holding it up to others in the category, it pales. (1,229 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.26/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark reddish-brown body with a wispy, off-white head.

Smell: Chocolaty, darkened grains but, there again, is an infectious, tart-scented nose. For Heaven's sake, Pete, get a grip!

Taste: Gah! Tart sourness from sip one. Here and there you'll find tastes of chocolate, lightly darkened malts, and what seem to be spicy Noble hops. Though, sadly, the sharp tart sourness spoils the whole deal literally and figuratively.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: "Miner Mishap is truly a one-of-a-kind original." They're right in that regard. Seemed like this would've been the one to have potential were it not for the quality control issues. (698 characters)

Photo of portia99
2.23/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz screwtop bottle received in trade poured into a Portsmouth goblet. No freshness date found on the bottle.

A - Pours a thin, translucent almost perfectly black beer. No head whatsoever, only the faintest of collars around the edge of the glass. Does show signs of carbonation.

S - Dark, burnt malts, black patent for sure. Cold black coffee in look and aroma. Getting no hop aroma at all, and no sweetness from the malt either. As it warms a sour acetic acid smell starts to rise up.

T - Bitter and sour at the same time. Not sure about this one - might be a bad bottle (low carbonation and sourness makes me wonder). Burnt, dark roasted Starbucks-like coffee flavor, but this is masked heavily by the sourness on top. No hops detected.

M - Light, thinnish body. Carbonation is present, but minimal. Sourness pervades the mouth leaving a dry, parched feeling.

D - Really thinking this is a bad bottle. Drinkability is minimal in this state...hope this is a bad bottle. Would like to try this one again to give it a fair chance. I have never had this one before, so have no reference point for whether it is "supposed" to be like this or not.

If I get another chance, I would like to review this one again. (1,215 characters)

Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.11/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a dark root beer color with a small tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of sweet fruits like apricots and plums with a ton of adjuncts and an awful chemical note present in the nose. First sip is all cereal with a chemical favor that is from the turpentine family. Nothing special here. Turn a way. Close the mine. (325 characters)

Photo of rye726
1.78/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a black tinted mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose has roasty malts, chocolate, light hops and tart fruits. Taste has a strange blend of sour rotting fruit, sweet caramel and black malt. Terrible balance, hard to finish the bottle. Had to kind of chug this one. The sourness really ruins the beer. Thin body a bit syrupy. Definately unique, but nothing close to even a moderate example of the style. (405 characters)

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Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.