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

Miner MishapMiner Mishap

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BA SCORE
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111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%


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:
28 IBU

(Beer added by: tronester on 12-25-2007)
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rye726

Colorado

1.7/5  rDev -52.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 03:21:14 | More by rye726
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

2.1/5  rDev -40.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 23:56:55 | More by ATLbeerDog
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portia99

Massachusetts

2.2/5  rDev -38%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 00:43:03 | More by portia99
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.23/5  rDev -37.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 19:33:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 22:54:51 | More by Metalmonk
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allengarvin

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2008 02:23:17 | More by allengarvin
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camerine

Oklahoma

2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 16:06:27 | More by camerine
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mhewes

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 00:13:18 | More by mhewes
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells of cocoa licorice and maple syrup with floral hopping. Pours to a translucent dark brown with a medium bubble tan head. Taste is also a roasted flavor with a sweet middle and a chocolate dry after taste. Very light for the amount of flavor. Mouthfeel has good carbonation but is a little thin. This beer should probably be drunk a little warmer than most to allow the full flavor to come through. A tasty brew but I don't care much for the finish. May be the style but I would hop it a little more on the bitter side. Very unique and different but not something down my alley.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 17:57:14 | More by mooseisloose
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 02:31:35 | More by OlRasputin989
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown color with a pillowy tan head that collapses at an average clip and leaves just a hint of lacing. Decent looking Schwarzbier.

Smell is pretty nice with husky chocolate malts dominating the nose. I get just a bit of cidery fruitiness in there as well as a touch of decaying leaves.

Taste is a touch on the sour side lending a bit of an acidic flavor. The large amounts of chocolate maltiness found in the nose are not near as prevalent upon tasting. Body is about right for a lager and carbonation is decent, if not a bit high. Not a bad brewski, and is one of the better Choc beers I have had.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 19:12:15 | More by twiggamortis420
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greywolf

Delaware

3/5  rDev -15.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 22:24:38 | More by greywolf
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csiewert

Oregon

3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed at the abner pub in Norman, ok in a standard pint glass. Pours a thick dark brown color with no head at all. Aroma is very week with smoke and malt characteristics. The taste is very smokey and malty, with some hints of chocolate and coffe. The mouthfeel is fairly empty an watery. Overall worth a try because it's cheap.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 02:01:21 | More by csiewert
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very nice blackish brown with a dark tan head. Lots of active carbonation. Head is 2ish fingers. But that fades pretty quick to much less than a finger. But the beer is still a very nice black with just hints of brown around the edge.

S: Quite sweet malt actually, not as much roast as I expected. No smoke or burnt qualities at all.

T: Again, not much schwaz going on here. No roasted character at all. And in fact some off tastes as well. Hmm. Maybe some smoke in the aftertaste of a few sips. There's some sort of odd bitter tart thing going on here though. Yuck? I'm leaning ever more toward drainpour.

M: Light and nice, like a Schwarzbier should be.

D: flavor kills it.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 01:38:33 | More by mdwalsh
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Almost forgot I had this brew tucked away in the cellar, the last of several mixed 12's representing Oklahoma from a trade with coldmeat23. Twist-cap, poured to a pint glass.

Intriguing side-label story of early 20th century miner 'Pete Prichard' on the side label with a teaser to read the rest of the story at www.chocbeer.com. I read it, thinking of the oratorial stylings of the late Paul Harvey (rest in peace)...

A: Dark mahogany, tinted with a cherry red-orangeness. A little hazy, partially obscuring a bounty of rising carbonation. A two-finger dollop of fizzy, sand-tan head builds; it drops to a 1/4" unmoving cream topping. Lace sticks kinda randomly, in flecks and longer sheets.

S: Roasted grain, a slight chocolate but mixed with a tart-smelling citrus. More of an earthy, mineral-like ground cocoa with some warming, hints of brown sugar. Meh, not a great start...

T: Chocolate of the dark/bitter and slightly sour variety is good in small doses. This beer is similar - there's a lightly sweet cocoa, a heavy roasted (almost burnt) coffee acridness and a twist of lemon - it sorta works and sorta doesn't. Caramel sweetness sneaks in during the last few sips, but overall this is a confused lager that doesn't really win me over.

M: Quite a lot of carbonation gives a zesty, active mouthfeel. Feel is light-medium, doesn't have much 'weight'.

D: Fairly easy to drink, but see Smell and Taste notes above. Wouldn't say 'never', but there's not alot bringing me back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 22:31:23 | More by msubulldog25
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very dark brown with cola highlights. Head is initially thick and full, slowly reducing to a thin sheen.

Aroma is smokey peat and dark grain, and a bit of a cooked meat.

Taste is similar to the nose. Overall mild in flavor. Smoke overshadows the malty sweetness. Some charred grain bitterness in the finish brings balance.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall a decent offering. Much more mild in character than expected, but there were no off flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 00:50:38 | More by Blakaeris
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webbcreative

Oklahoma

3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

poured dark brown almost black looking, then when held to the light looked more of a dark red color. nice 2 finger head which quickly dissipated, light lacing. Smell has a lot of malts and chocolate, sorta had a espresso smell to it. It was a bit more watery then i had expected from the looks and smells of it. flavors are pretty much like the smells, except im picking up a strong flavor of metallic. not a bad brew, but i was hoping for more out of this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 05:11:44 | More by webbcreative
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argock

Virginia

3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date.

A: Dark brown with ruby edges. Dark tan 1-2 finger head with pretty good retention, but no lacing.

S: Coffee, cocoa, charred grain, and molasses aromas.

T: Has a porterish flavor that really missed on the subtle cereal grain flavors you expect in a Schwartbier. The main flavors are chocolate, faint coffee, and mildly acrid charred grain, but it doesn't have much lager character.

M: Fairly prickly due to active carbonation and dry finish. Medium-bodied. Not hard to drink by any means, but not really smooth per se.

D: Not a terrible beer, but I think it resembles a porter in the taste department despite its lager origins.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 01:56:58 | More by argock
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ksbeernuts

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Dark chocolate with a tan head that disappears quickly.

S - Smokey, toasted almost burnt malts.

T - Bitter chocolate taste.

M - Smooth with medium body.

d - Tastes alright, but I wish you could taste some of the sweet in the malts rather than all burnt bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 03:10:23 | More by ksbeernuts
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LumpyGuitar

New York

3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Recieved this as a bonus in-trade from timbro81, a big thank you as this has been something I've wanted to try for awhile.

Poured a dark solid black with a thin bit of tan fluffy head.

Smells very roasted, a bit of chocolate.

Taste is sadly, average. A bit of chocolate and roasted malt, but an odd faint hint of something sour, and the aftertaste is a little more bitter than what I'm used to with Schwarzbier. No alcohol flavor at all, which is nice.

Mouthfeel is light, could be a bit more smooth. Nothing extraordinary.

Drinkability here is average. I applaud the makers as its not bad at all, and if I'm in the area I'll be sure to try some, hopefully on tap. Thanks again Tim.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 01:07:08 | More by LumpyGuitar
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womencantsail

California

3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks calsbeek for this bottle which was included as an extra in a recent trade.

A: The pour from bottle to pint glass is black with about one finger of tan colored foam.

S: The aroma is almost solely roasted malt with perhaps a touch of earthy hops.

T: Like the nose, the primary player in the flavor is the roasted malt. There is a slight acidity to the beer which lends it an almost sour flavor. A slight bitter and smokiness is present also, but at times is overwhelmed by the acidity.

M: The body is quite good, especially for what most people generally expect from a lager. The carbonation is very lively.

D: Definitely an easy drinker in terms of alcohol "punch", but the acidity/sourness detracts somewhat from the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 20:39:43 | More by womencantsail
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iceball585

New York

3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark black color, non-transparent, fairly thin tan head that faded quickly to a small ring

S- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, hint of caramel

T- Roasted malts, coffee beans, caramel, cocoa powder, slight smokeyness

M- Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, watery finish

D- Worth trying

Seems to me that the flavor and the appearance of this beer really don't match. It looks like this brew is going to be thick and dark, but the flavor is very light and a bit watery.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 01:30:17 | More by iceball585
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tmitch75

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Monthly club selection for June. Black color with dark brown edges only when held to the light. Chocolatey brown head drops to a thin layer.

Roasty chocolate smell with some coffee and a kiss of vanilla.

Tastes the same as the smell with light hoppy bitterness. A bit bland but not terrible. Slightly under medium body.

A decent example of the style but nothing to write home about.

Tasted on 6/22/08.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 03:47:23 | More by tmitch75
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wolfinthemirror

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours very dark, some light is visible through the glass revealing some sediment, and a burnt caramel color. poured a loud, fizzy off white head that dissipated quickly, very little lacing.

some roasted malts in the smell, a faint smell of coffee with a touch of molasses

Not too complex on the taste, some burnt bitter as others have mentioned, next to no sweetness. it tastes like it's missing something, i expected something maltier.

light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and quite smooth.

The beer is pretty sessionable, drinks easy.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 04:19:42 | More by wolfinthemirror
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Dark brown....flat looking

S-Chocolate fudge...roasty malts...

T-Cocoa....roasted malts...a lot of chocolate characteristics..

M-Low carbonation...drinks fast despite the sweeter flavor...light side of medium bodied..

D-Carbonation is an issue here but overall this drinks pretty nicely....pretty heavy on the roasted malts and cocoa....would love to see a bit more carbonation and some noble hops added to the mix to tone down the sweetness a little..

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 19:56:03 | More by ZAP
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Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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