Miner Mishap - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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2.58/5 rDev -27.5%
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.
06-24-2008 02:23:17 | More by allengarvin
3.8/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
09-03-2010 22:53:51 | More by garymuchow
1.7/5 rDev -52.2%
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.
05-16-2009 03:21:14 | More by rye726
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
A - Poured a black color with a thin tan head that leaves some lacing behind
S - Is of roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee scents
T - Follows the nose roasted malt with chocolate and coffee
M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it
D - This is generally a style that I don't care for much bit I'm enjoying this one its got a good taste thats easy to drink worth getting sometime to try
02-10-2010 01:15:05 | More by armock
3.8/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
11-26-2010 23:34:33 | More by Bierguy5
3.65/5 rDev +2.5%
Got this as an extra from coldmeat23. Thanks, Chris.
A-Pours a hazy medium dark brown with a thin white head that quickly vanishes.
S-Roasted and sweet malts, just like the label promises. Nice.
T-Just a hint of sweetness in the front, then a solid roasty finish with a bit of hops.
M-Good for the style. On the light side of medium bodied.
D-Nice sessionable schwarzbier.
12-26-2008 22:33:01 | More by sholland119
4.28/5 rDev +20.2%
Poured a nice dark brown with a light creamy tan had lingering and leaving some light lacing.
The smell had a nice bit of light smoke and a touch of sweet cereal.
The flavor follows the smell perfectly the light smokeyness coming through up front with a long creamy sweetness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is very creamy with a long slightly dry finish.
Very drinkable and top notch Swarz.
02-23-2010 00:46:45 | More by bashiba
2.2/5 rDev -38.2%
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.
08-26-2009 00:43:03 | More by portia99
3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head that fades to nominal lacing.
S: Has an aroma of roasted malt with a blend of chocolate & caramel.
T: Has a nice roasted malt flavor with a mild touch of chocolate. Good, not overly sweet and has a dry finish.
F: Medium body, smooth & creamy. Well balanced.
D: Easy drinker, goes down easy. Good for a couple as it is a bit filling. Well worth a try. Never expected a quality brew like this from an Okie brewery.
11-13-2010 20:35:51 | More by soju6
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours opaque brown color with a lot of sediment floating in it; creamy head fades fast and leaves a ring around the top with very little lacing. This looks like a stout with no head after it settles.
Smells of roasted malt, grains, light caramel, faint burnt wood, light yeast and light hops; the malty sweetness is the strongest part of the aroma.
Tastes of roasted malt, burnt grains, light caramel, smoked or burnt wood, yeast, light hops and a little citrus zest that leaves a slight bitter pucker; malty, smoky flavor overall that's decent, but not very complex. Heavy body with medium carbonation and a light, smooth mouthfeel. Overall a decent beer.
07-01-2012 02:24:05 | More by CHickman
3.9/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
01-15-2010 22:41:26 | More by bonkers
4/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
07-21-2010 00:26:11 | More by StaveHooks
3.4/5 rDev -4.5%
12 oz. bottle tried 16 Jan 2009.
Poured on 0.4 L Hutthurmer dimpled mug. Very large brown foamy head. Bubbly. Color of Coca Cola. Aroma is sweet, slightly roasty with a strong ferrous undercurrent. Starts roasty, chocolatey, reminiscent of cocoa powder. Slight acridity dissipates by the middle. Finish is sweet and malty with a bit of root beer. Aftertaste is chocolatey with a bit of vanilla. Light body. Mild ethanol.
Nice offering from Choc.
02-21-2009 17:49:38 | More by htomsirveaux
3.8/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
01-04-2010 20:38:47 | More by bump8628
4/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
01-25-2010 20:41:26 | More by RickS95
3.13/5 rDev -12.1%
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.
02-23-2010 00:50:38 | More by Blakaeris
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours dark brown in color with a rather thin white head that leaves some lacing on the side before it quickly fades to black.
Smell of brown sugar, sweet coffeeand bitter chocolate. Reminds me of some Baltic Porters I've had recently.
Taste is a little thin, bubbly, sweet malt, bitter chocolate/coffee. The chocolate malt shines through with this beer.
A nice example of a style I haven't had too many times from American brewers. Its also one from a state I've not yet had a beer from! Thanks htomsirveux for this via trade.
01-27-2009 00:09:34 | More by indiapaleale
3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
01-20-2009 22:32:45 | More by stephens101
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
Black in color with a thin wispy head. Ring of lace at the top. Not much body to it.
Smells of burnt grains and bitter sweet chocolate.
Roasted grain flavor with some more bitter sweet chocolate. Nice herbal hop finish.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin. If they add a bit more body this would be a very good beer. Not that it's a bad beer.
Drinkability is good. Nice session beer when you want something roasted that's lighter than a stout or a porter.
Thanks to mugglesandhops for the beer. It's my first OK beer.
02-13-2009 02:03:32 | More by wcudwight
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
12-25-2007 00:22:46 | More by tronester
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
08-07-2008 23:07:54 | More by EagleTalon
4/5 rDev +12.4%
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
04-19-2008 03:14:04 | More by scootny
Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.