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

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Miner MishapMiner Mishap

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BA SCORE
81
good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
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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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 85
Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Had on 3/6/10 at a local DC tasting. Thanks to nimbleprop for sharing this beer.

a - Pours a dark brown color with a little beige head and little carbonation.

s - Smells a little bit smokey. Also smells of chocolate and roasted malts.

t - Strong chocolate syrup taste to it. Also tastes of some sweeter and roasted malts, but again, it is a bit smokey.

m - I thought it was very smooth and creamy and very easy to drink. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - I kind of liked this black lager. I enjoyed the smokey chocolate taste it had, but wish I could have tasted the sweet malts a little more. I wouldn't go out of my way to find this again, but if I saw it I might give it another try.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my folks for pickipg up this out of reach Oklahoma beer while they were in Arkansas.

Dark cola brown in color with good bubbling and a khaki colored head and foam that retains well.

Faint smoke to this clean roasted aroma with just a touch of cleansing, earthy hops for balance to the nostril mix.

Roasty, clean, with just a touch of smoked malt. Pumpernickel bread, grassy, earthy ops, and just a little watery coffee. Good session Schwarz!!

Photo of timbro81
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a quick fading tan coarse head. Smells of bittersweet chocolate, roastedness, and some hops. Taste is tight and somewhat complex. Initially presents with a dark silky roastedness with some more chocolatiness that transitions quickly to tingly, spicy hop notes. The finish lingers for a bit. A good Schwarzbier and a nice offering from Choc. Definitely worth checking out.

Photo of bump8628
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a standard 16oz pint glass.

Dark brown with plenty of tan head.

Aroma doesn't stand out much with just a hint of roast and a bit of spicy hops.

Taste delivers much more than the nose with a coffee/cocoa roast character that falls just short of what's found in a standard American porter. Not much else in the way of malt flavors, but a fair amount of spicy, noble hoppiness rounds out the roast.

Medium bodied and carbonation is spot on. Overall, a solid Schwarzbier with a little bit more roast than traditional German examples and enough hops to balance it all out.

Photo of EagleTalon
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin tan head. Color is hazy dark brown/black. Aroma is malty, with mild roasty chocolate notes and a bit of vanilla. Flavor is a mild blend of caramel malt and black malt. Hints of dark chocolate are evident and a good dose of noble hops to balance the malt. Not very sweet and somewhat sharp tasting. Finishes malty with a lingering roast and vanilla character. It is dead on for the style as far as the yeast contribution to the flavor--that is to say there are no esters to speak of due to the lager yeast fermentation. As for the malt flavors it edges into dark brown ale/porter territory such as Turbodog. I've had the homebrew version of this when I lived in OK and this is just as good as that one if memory serves me.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours with a lot of carbonation. Mahogany with ruby edges. Huge frothy mocha head. Pretty good retention and lace.

Chocolate notes, with some caramel. Some earthy hop notes. Almost a bit ashy.

A touch of darker chocolate, without much bitterness. Some hints of caramel. Just a touch of sweetness.

Lighter body, with too much carbonation. Almost a prickly feel. However, that would be my only real complaint. Pretty simple and clean.

Photo of garymuchow
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sweet dark malt with a syrupy quality. Slight coffee with roast. Faint chocolate.
Smallish tan head. Looks black, but dark brown held up to the light. Kinda' loud with a fizziness. Which leads to the highly carbonated feel - too bad as it disrupts an otherwise decent feel. Light to moderate roast flavor that leads to a lasting roast dryness on the finish. Sweetness is controlled well and not too rich
I'm trying to think what this lacks compared to others of this style that I prefer. Drinks fine - reasonable taste, lighter body.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark mahogany color; chery on the lit edges. Poured < half inch tan head. decanted continually. Thin sheets of lace slid down the glass.

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.

T: Bitter chocolate. Lightly sweet cocoa, a heavy roasted (almost burnt) coffee acridness and a twist of lemon. Caramel sweetness in the finish. Not as well blended as a typical lager.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Very active in the mouth makes it feel lighter.

D: Easy to drink and pretty flavorful in the nose and mouth.

Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Goebbels in Wichita

Pours a mahogany tinged chestnut with 3 fingers of brown head. Becomes fairly murky as the bottle is emptied, some lacing, no head retention

S: Chocolate & toastyness & coffee as this warms

T: Cocoa, iron, roasty malt, coffee & dryness up front. Some herbal hops as this warms, plus more dryness & charred grain. Finishes dry with roasty malt

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation, good balance

Drank pretty good to me, not a bad Schwartz, a bit too dry for me

Photo of stephens101
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sometimes after a hard day a good simple, straightforward beer is what you need. Sometimes you just need to leave the complexities of the world behind, thus the Miner Mishap was a no-brainer for me today. A very hard pour results in virtually no head, but after a second a little fiz rises to the top, through the middle of the dark brown brew. Smells of roasted nuts, toasted malts and maybe a few hops hiding deep in the shadows. The taste of the malts is a bit sweeter than the aroma, and there are some very subtle caramel notes as well as some hops and maybe some coffee beans. This fit the bill for what I was looking for. And while it's could use a bit more in the taste department, I'm not complaining, and am going to have a few to take the edge off the day.

Photo of hiikeeba
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours up a hazy dark brown to mahogany, with ruby highlights and a huge tan head.

S - coffee-like Roasted malt aroma with some chocolate sweetness.

T - Starts off bland, with roast malts finishing in the background. Chocolate flavors also present. Reminds me of a stout, rather than a schwarzbier.

M - Mouthfeel is very good, lots of malt body with good carbonation.

D - Despite it's somewhat disappointing flavor, it's a drinkable beer.

Photo of tronester
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black, with a medium tan head. Smells of chocolate and toasty malt. Tastes like dark chocolate, and roasted malts. A nice kick from the bittering hops. Mouthfeel is full, slightly high carbonation levels. Quite drinkable, this would make a good session beer.

Photo of steelerguy
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured dark, nearly opaque, with a nice creamy head. There were dark ruby tones around the edges and head fell to a covering after a few minutes.

S - Aroma dominated by roasted and chocolate malts and that is about it.

T - Like the aroma lots of roasted and chocolate malts. Very much like a porter but quite clean tasting. Was pleased with the balance, the roasted and chocolate malt has with the base. Not overpowering and lends a good flavor without trying to knock you over with it.

M - Dry and smooth, feels fairly attenuated and not heavy.

D - Nice flavors, not overpowering, not a lot of hop bitterness or flavor...nothing over the top. All this makes the beer very drinkable.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bunch of these as extras and I am always thrilled to find new beers. I kicked this one off tonight in a massive six pack of new beers. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/23/2009.

The pour was nice. Rich dark brown in color, basically black with a small tan head across the top that lasted for a few moments before settling down into some nice side glass lacing. The aroma was lots of chocolate malts, hints of light roasting and a touch of peat. I expected your normal smoked beer here but it was very spicey for me. Lots of chili like notes in the flavor for me. Smooth, nice notes of chocolate, peat, roasted malts and that really nice chili pepper like spice especially in the finish, Smooth, even carbonation and a nice medium body.

Overall not a bad beer at all. Really a very intresting take on the style with a light spiceness that really made it stand apart. Overall I have had better in the style, but this one was still pretty damn good.

Photo of csbinva
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks willandperry for this beer, needless to say we don't get this one in Virginia.

A - dark brown almost black, when first poured, lot of head, calmed down after a few minutes where it almost looked like meringue on a pie
S - Not a lot of smell from this one, faint hint of smokiness
T - Hint of chocolate, very light taste
M - Very tasty beer, nothing overbearing, could easily be a session beer

O - Good beer, glad to have the chance to try it and would definitely like another, hint, hint, like to give other beers from this brewery a shot.

Photo of bonkers
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as part of a BOTMC. I poured into a standard pint glass, pitch black with a slight white head. The nose was slight, perhaps roasted malt. The flavor was sweet with roasted malt. The finish lingers with a mild bitterness. This is light in body and easy drinking. Even though this is not my favorite style I enjoyed this.

Photo of champ103
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights around the edges. A two finger beige head forms and gently recedes to a ring. Some patchy lace is left behind.
S: Malty with some caramel and chocolate. Kind of musky and dank with a metallic twang.
T: The metallic character pretty much goes away after the beer breaths and warms up a little. Caramel and chocolate malt. More malty dark fruit flavors keep coming out as this warms up. Very enjoyable and subtle.
M/D: A medium body, but over carbonated. Easy and smooth to drink though.

This is a great beer. Choc continues to impress me with drinkable and subtle beers like this one.

Photo of nsmartell
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 12 oz bottle received with the beer of the month club to a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours up a nice dark brown, almost black with a real thick creamy tan head.

Smell: Coffee and roasted malt aroma with a hint of sweet chocolate.

Taste: Based upon some of the other reviews of this beer, I let this warm up a little bit first. You can definitely taste the roasted malts and sweet chocolate flavors. A little bit sweet for a schwarzbier but still has some good flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: Overall a pretty tasty brew. I'm not always happy with the selection of the beer of the month club, but this was pretty good.

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown almost black color with a small, foamy, off-white head. No lace.

S - It smelled of roasted malt, chocolate and toffee.

T - It tasted of sweet chocolate and caramel. It had a nice burnt toast malt.

M - It was very sharp, crisp and fairly fizzy. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very tasty, very easy-drinking schwarzbier.

Photo of Yetiman420
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one's been in my fridge for over a year thanks to a trade extra (lost track of who) and am now finally getting around to it.

Sam Adams perfect glass. Dark with dark brown streaks when held up to the light. Very thin beige head. Beautiful roast aroma.

Bonus for the label with the homebrew history and story behind the name. This is something I really appreciate that Choc does on their beers.

Wonderful roasted flavor with clean, dry finish that washes away aforementioned flavor. I really enjoyed this dynamic of this beer.
Last ¼ has a chocolate aroma.

I'm amazed that this comes in at a B- overall on BA. Perhaps I'm not completely up to the style guidelines for this one, but I prefer to judge a beer on how I enjoyed it rather than style.

Photo of timconnel
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It appears black until it's held up to a light and shows it's red color. A light tan head starts out nearly two fingers and doesn't fade until the bottom half of the glass, leaving a moderate lacing.

Smell: Overwhelmingly malty, almost like a vanilla milkshake.

Taste: The malt is still predominate, a little sweet with some bitter chocolaty roasted flavors as you swallow.

Mouth feel: I wouldn't call it thin by any means, but it doesn't quite live up to the heft of the flavor.

This is only my second schwarzbier, so I can't speak for how well it represents the style, but I enjoyed it. I couldn't see drinking too many of these in a sitting but two or three aren't out of the question. I'm almost tempted to drop a scoop of ice cream in one.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black while slightly turning very dark brown towards the top. Thin head that leaves a few wisps of off white bubbles. No lacing.

S - Chocolaty malt, sugary granola/, toasted syrupy malt.

T - Tangy cocoa bitterness, heavy roasted malt, smoky grain that has a a bit of a sour characteristic. Some light sweetness blends through before a roasted/slightly burnt coffee grows toward a nice and dry finish. Aftertaste is a blend of chocolate and coffee.

M - Just right for the style.

This is a smoky/toasty beer. It's chocolate and coffee flavors are pronounced but not too bold. Goes down very smooth. Highly sessionable. I will definitely be picking up more of this brew.

Photo of NewGeneric
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to coldmeat23 for hooking it up.
Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a DEEP brown with dark ruby highlights around the edges. About a half finger of foam fades quickly leaving almost nothing on top and no lacing. Kinda looks like a Coke or Root Beer.

S: All I can smell is chocolate. Wow.

T: Big chocolate up front, followed by lots of roasted barley and a little bit of earthy hops.

M: Very chewy for a low abv beer. Also quite smooth considering the relatively high carbonation. Cleanses the palate nicely while leaving a just right feel on the tongue.

D: A very nice, mildly sessionable beer. Would go great with certain food/dessert pairings. One of the more enjoyable lagers I've had. Mmm

Photo of RickS95
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours just like I like it, dark and cloudy. Looks like dark cola, with no head.

Good smell...chocolate dominates with notes of licorice in the background.

Chocolate and coffee, both bittersweet, flood the tastebuds.

Initially sweet, then slightly bitter, the feel in the mouth is complex with the differing sensations, before giving way to a smooth finish.

A nice beer that goes down smooth begging you for another taste.

Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of wolfman17. 12 oz. stubby bottle poured into my Brooklyn tulip tumbler. The bottle has interesting info about the beer and the brewer. A one finger light tan head rises up and gently fades to a light covering. Streaks of lace on my glass. Tiny columns of bubbles gently rise up.

Smells are of roasted malt, hint of dark fruit like figs. Sugar,a trace of caramel, and faint chocolate notes underneath. A light citrus and hop floral component as well. Pepper in the back of my nose.

Taste is roasted malt and a pleasing sourness with sweet burnt caramel in the middle. A mild phenolic in the finish along with a firm hop bitterness that brings back the roasty malt on my tongue. A yeasty bready aspect slips in and out. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel is a light medium and gently creamy. Carbonation is spot on for a "black lager" and very refreshing.

Drinkability is excellent and makes this one a perfect session beer when your tastes run darker and roasty. MMM roasty

Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.