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

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111 Ratings
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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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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

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

A: Not quite nearly jet black, but really, really dark brown and thickly translucent with garnet edges & highlights. A tan head settles pretty quick but keeps a ring and tries its damnedest to leave lacing, but the stuff refuses to cling and keeps sliding down into the glass.

S: Faint lager yeast fermentation charcter.... But mostly lost of chocolate! Some molasses sweetness, a slight burnt edge, and hints of dark dried fruit. Smells more like a porter than any sort of dark lager.

T: Yeah! A total Baltic Porter profile (if a fairly uncomplex rendition). Loads of chocolate malt contribution with molasses and burnt toffee on a dark roasted base with lots of rich and sweet malty goodness. Hops do not really poke through much. Fairly clean and refined, which makes sense given the lager thing. But this does expand a bit as it warms. A faint coffee character comes out (with an ever so slight sharpness), softly burnt notes get more noticeably as well as does a bit of iron. I did not pick up any of the sourness that some reviewers have.

M: Barely medium body, just over medium CO2. Slightly drying finish - powdery cocoa with some burnt toffee sweetness to balance.

D: If I tried this blind, I would call it a low-ish gravity Baltic Porter. To my mind, black lagers still emphasize the lager part of the equation. This is easy drinking, but just a little too complex to call refreshing. It is reasonably clean, but it has too much that is bold and rough to make me totally think :"lager." Chief among these is the big showcase of chocolate malts and stuff I associate with porters in general (powdery cocoa, dark n' roasty, burnt toffee, etc.) and Baltic Porters in particular (dark fruits, overall clean profile, firm malty sweetness). So I am not entirely sure what this is, but it is good and easy drinking.

(from notes - tasted May 2010)

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 00:04:35 | More by SickGnar
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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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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 23:34:33 | More by Bierguy5
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soju6

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 20:35:51 | More by soju6
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pilotgod

Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a stein.

A: Black with an OK head, minimal lacing. Gives the impression of a strong, stark beer.

S: Slightly malty, very apparent chocolate.

T: Malts and chocolate are the most apparent with just enough sweetness to give it a Chocolate Malt Ball quality. Pleasant as an after dinner beer.

M: Good mouthfeel, carbonation is fairly light, but not "flat" and with a low alcohol content it is not obtrusive.

D: Great drinkability, the drink lends itself to being a good "after dinner" beer, although it definitely lends itself to all occasions.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 02:09:34 | More by pilotgod
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 22:53:51 | More by garymuchow
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 02:16:55 | More by jmbranum
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 00:26:11 | More by StaveHooks
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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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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 01:23:34 | More by GeezLynn
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climax

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 00:40:11 | More by climax
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NewGeneric

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 05:11:15 | More by NewGeneric
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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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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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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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mdfb79

New York

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 04:22:51 | More by mdfb79
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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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bashiba

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 00:46:45 | More by bashiba
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crhensel

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(12 oz. bottle into mug) Poured a rich black color with a creamy tan head that left little to no lacing on the glass. Nose was heavy with a toasted chocolate and caramel, with a hint of coffee. Drink was surprisingly smooth, and unlike other schwarzbiers I have tried, the roast was not overpowering, but well proportioned with the other flavors. As the glass warmed a little, this smoky flavor faded, and the chocolate malt took the fore. A very very refreshing drink after my meal. The perfect pick me up on a snowy day!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 18:36:56 | More by crhensel
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armock

New York

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 01:15:05 | More by armock
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dnjmed

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-color is pitch black. head is slightly tan but not very big.

S-first sniff is fantastic! cream, roasted coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, cherries?, nutty. and if you take a step back and just try to appreciate the combination of that all, it's very nice.

T-doesn't quite live up to the aroma, but still delicious. the toffee, chocolate, and cream stand out the most.

M-a little thinner than i expected/hoped for, but good.

very tasty. i could have a couple of these back to back. this one went down quickly

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 03:21:53 | More by dnjmed
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awesomerossome

California

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great. First beer I ever tried from Krebs, but sets a high standard. Looks nice, smells great, tastes better. I think the average reviews for this are too low.

Dark malty goodness that tastes sort of chocolaty and doesn't lose it's flavor as your glass slowly warms. Not too complex or trying to mix too many flavors in there. The stout-like flavors aren't too strong and let it still taste like a beer and not like a chocolate bar or a cup of coffee. Just a simple, smooth, easy to drink beer.

Buy this beer. For sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 05:32:54 | More by awesomerossome
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RickS95

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 20:41:26 | More by RickS95
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steelerguy

New York

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 00:42:17 | More by steelerguy
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +22%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 10:10:53 | More by OneDropSoup
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