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

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Miner MishapMiner Mishap

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BA SCORE
81
good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 6
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:
28 IBU

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

New Hampshire

3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from a generous soul who's name was not written down and is forever lost in my clouded mind. Thank you for the opportunity just the same.
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a thinnish off white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of caramel and brown sugar with a hint of chocolates and sulfur. Faint earthy hops try to provide balance but can't muster the strength to battle the maltiness of this brew. The flavor follows the aroma with sugary malt and a hint of chocolate and some miner off flavors. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet crisp mouthfeel. Decent beer, but really nothing special. Thanks for the state tick, but not a great beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 01:25:24 | More by johnnnniee
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-07-2012 03:46:16 | More by t0rin0
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TANelson

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-26-2012 22:45:30 | More by TANelson
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-06-2012 16:28:23 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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dbell23

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-04-2012 00:29:09 | More by dbell23
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Shasty


4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-30-2012 17:58:32 | More by Shasty
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CHickman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 02:24:05 | More by CHickman
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bushwack

Alabama

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-03-2012 19:53:50 | More by bushwack
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FriedGold2112


4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-19-2012 04:55:23 | More by FriedGold2112
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-25-2012 16:18:40 | More by soonerlight
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csbinva

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 02:36:39 | More by csbinva
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bpackertx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-05-2012 21:33:51 | More by bpackertx
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-03-2012 16:35:35 | More by RoryOMoore
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4balance


4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-02-2012 03:22:58 | More by 4balance
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substanceD

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-31-2012 03:32:07 | More by substanceD
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-31-2012 02:26:59 | More by AndrewMichael
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FlyingYeti

Alabama

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-11-2012 21:08:09 | More by FlyingYeti
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Miner Mishap was poured from an undated 12oz short brown bottle into an Anchor Steam pint glass.

The color is black in the deepest reaches of the glass, but more brown around the edges. A fast pour will produce a single finger of fizzy mocha colored head that heads south for the winter leaving the top completely bare. No lace to speak of.

Aromas are a bit sparse at first so I advise you warm this one up quite a bit or drink at room temp. Slightly sweet caramel malt, wet straw, and some port wine is what I get. All very faint.

Flavors are best when this is warmed up quite a bit. Slighly smokey with mild coffee and vanilla bean backed by nutty and grassy tinges.

The feel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Highly drinkable.

It's a decent beer, but no head turner. Seems it was more enjoyable from the tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 05:21:11 | More by DelMontiac
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Amp

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-25-2011 17:37:23 | More by Amp
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-29-2011 16:09:19 | More by akinsja
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CrazyOtto623

Alabama

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-20-2011 18:23:20 | More by CrazyOtto623
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good beer here. Highly underrated on here. Beer is black / dark brown, hazy, thin off white head, small bubbles, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

The aroma is sweet, good yeast profile too. I like this.

Beer is medium in body and quite sweet but not in a cloying way, it is almost boozy but the finish is excellent. I would recommend this beer as a sweeter interpretation of the schwartzbier category to anyone interested in dark lagers.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 16:25:19 | More by drabmuh
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 03:45:28 | More by scruffwhor
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
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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mynie

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a tragic name for a beer, eh? Sooners are weird.

Anyhow, this isn't at all what I look for in a Schwarz. It pours black enough, but it's roasted malt character is like zilch. It starts off lightly bitter, gets a little sweet near the middle, and ends lightly bitter, with just the wee bittiest hint of ashen blackness near the very back end.

Still... let's try grading it for what's here, instead of what I expected it to be. The bottle bills it as a "black lager," not a schwarz proper, and that means it can pretty much be anything, right?

This is kind of like a crisper, more refreshing brown ale. By that I mean it's lightly bitter, medium bodied, and really drinkable. Only instead of going for nodes of nuts and biscuit, this tries to be like a really easy drinking, lagered version of a stout. In that respect it succeeds pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 05:49:23 | More by mynie
Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.