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

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Miner MishapMiner Mishap

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Reviews: 85
Hads: 113
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
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 sholland119
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.


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Photo of armock
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of bashiba
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of soju6
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of bump8628
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of bonkers
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of stephens101
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of RickS95
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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

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.

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Photo of Blakaeris
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of indiapaleale
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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

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Photo of tronester
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of mooseisloose
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.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.11/5  rDev -40.6%
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.

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a dark shade of brown, nearly black, with a short white head. Aroma is primarily earthy chocolate malt. Smells like it should be pretty sweet, with a touch of licorice. Flavor doesn't carry the expected sweetness and is heavy on the roasted and chocolate malts. Underneath, there's some slight bitterness with some caramel malt becoming more apparent as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is medium to light-bodied with a healthy amount of carbonation. Not exactly sure what the style calls for, but seems a bit over-carbonated to me.

Overall, this was a pretty good black lager. A little too heavily roasted for my taste to have more than a couple, but this is a nice, flavorful beer worth trying. Thanks to Chris for the opp!

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Photo of OneDropSoup
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in a BotM shipment.

Poured into a shaker: a near black brown, 2 fingers dropping to half-a-finger of creamy tan head. Stout-like in appearance, with a wall of lacing.

Smells of roasty-toasty biscuit, sweet caramelized malt, creamy coffee but all with a moderate intensity, not real rich. Nutty & kind of peppery, slight sour milk. Popping popcorn?

Taste of bitter chocolate, coffee-like roast grains. Then there's a good hop bite, enough to end very crisp after those heavier flavors. Dark bread crust. Very full-flavored for a nearly session-strength brew. Mild roast & sugar in aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a nice combo of prickly bite & creamy foam, medium body. I have a feeling I'm going to buck the overall trend in the ratings -- I was pretty impressed by this low-ish ABV lager, flavorful without weighing too heavilyon the palate. I would've mistake this for a porter if I didn't know better.

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of climax
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, I really had to swirl and pour high to get any head. I squeezed an inch of tan froth out before it disappeared.

Dark roast, rice, and some soft sugary tones are what I gathered from the smell right off the bat. More subtle sweet ripened fruit tones surfaced as it warmed.

The flavor has a bit more to offer. Sweet and tangy bitterness balance each other well. Brown sugar, dark chocolate and a coffee finish.

The body wasn't too heavy, given it's still a lager it was quite easy to drink. The carbonation was sharp and left a nice tingle in the mouth after the brew was a memory.

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Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Miner Mishap pours a cloudy mahogany with a slightly off-white head. Decent head retention and pretty nice lacing for the style. Very faint aromas of cabbage at first, some white pepper, actually I am picking up some vinegar as well, but these aromas are not powerful. Very pleasant sour flavors. Slight hints of roasted malts. The finish has some cabbage and metallic flavors. Mouthfeel is a little thick, but the beer is crisp. Carbonation level is a little high for the style. Overall, Miner Mishap is not bad, but schwarzbier are not my style. I feel the beer could improve on certain points, but it is a good representation of the style.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slight malty aroma. Dark brown brew with a short quickly disappearing head.

Flavor is nice. Fairly sweet. Tiny bit of chocolate, some slight sour tang, some roasted notes. Just a little bit of bitter hops. Lingering aftertaste. Maybe a little bit too sweet for my taste.

Good mouthfeel with just the right amount of mouthfeel. And very drinkable. This one disappeared fast.

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