Miner Mishap - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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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
2.53/5 rDev -28.9%
Big thanks to coldmeat23 for providing my first-ever Oklahoma beer. I do hope it's more than OK (haha...geddit? ah, sorry...)
Thick head dies quickly and remains a thin skim for the duration. Color is muddy ultra-dark brown edging toward total black. Appropriately coal-dark, like the story and profession depicted on the label and in the name.
Aroma is big on roast, even crossing over into smoke territory. Perhaps a faint whiff of stale dark bread, but it's a little one-dimensional, as there's little else to report. But what's there is good.
Flavor is bitter roast, bitter roast and bitter roast. As in coffee, maybe, but certainly not high-quality coffee. Very little depth, hardly anything else going on...an overall not-very-pleasing flavor. Bitter roast turns sour in the finish, and it continues to linger, which is the biggest downfall of this beer.
Mouthfeel doesn't help matters--it's thin and limp, even if bold carbonation tries to prop it up with sizzle and tingle.
Didn't enjoy this very much and wouldn't return. Seemed a one-trick pony, and the trick (roast) isn't all that impressive to begin with. It's also not a favorite style of mine, but even when holding it up to others in the category, it pales.
02-11-2009 22:54:51 | More by Metalmonk
3.15/5 rDev -11.5%
poured dark brown almost black looking, then when held to the light looked more of a dark red color. nice 2 finger head which quickly dissipated, light lacing. Smell has a lot of malts and chocolate, sorta had a espresso smell to it. It was a bit more watery then i had expected from the looks and smells of it. flavors are pretty much like the smells, except im picking up a strong flavor of metallic. not a bad brew, but i was hoping for more out of this one.
02-11-2009 05:11:44 | More by webbcreative
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
4.15/5 rDev +16.6%
Had on tap at McNellie's in Tulsa. Dark in the pint with a small off white head ring around the top of the glass.
Smells of roasted malt and chocolate.
Great full flavor here, yet very light and easy to drink. Chocolate, coffee beans, roast malt and bread crust.
I was very impressed by this one. Had the big flavor of a robust porter with a light body that was very drinkable. Could've sessioned these all night.
12-27-2008 01:38:40 | More by RodBurg
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
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
11-24-2008 02:39:40 | More by timconnel
3.63/5 rDev +2%
pours a thin red orangeish black with a heavy thick tan head that disapers to a thin lasing on the glass, the taste is rich carmal and chocalat malts and powerfull hops that are kind of piney also hints of coffiee. the malt starts off sweet then gets sour and is overpowered by bitter. very little carbonaation in this one for a lager, this is a decant beer that i got in a bif that i am glad to have had a chance to try, would love to have more some day
11-03-2008 16:07:42 | More by orcasteve
2.9/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
10-19-2008 17:57:14 | More by mooseisloose
3.18/5 rDev -10.7%
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date.
A: Dark brown with ruby edges. Dark tan 1-2 finger head with pretty good retention, but no lacing.
S: Coffee, cocoa, charred grain, and molasses aromas.
T: Has a porterish flavor that really missed on the subtle cereal grain flavors you expect in a Schwartbier. The main flavors are chocolate, faint coffee, and mildly acrid charred grain, but it doesn't have much lager character.
M: Fairly prickly due to active carbonation and dry finish. Medium-bodied. Not hard to drink by any means, but not really smooth per se.
D: Not a terrible beer, but I think it resembles a porter in the taste department despite its lager origins.
09-20-2008 01:56:58 | More by argock
3.33/5 rDev -6.5%
A- Dark black color, non-transparent, fairly thin tan head that faded quickly to a small ring
S- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, hint of caramel
T- Roasted malts, coffee beans, caramel, cocoa powder, slight smokeyness
M- Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, watery finish
D- Worth trying
Seems to me that the flavor and the appearance of this beer really don't match. It looks like this brew is going to be thick and dark, but the flavor is very light and a bit watery.
09-12-2008 01:30:17 | More by iceball585
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
This beer poured with a nice aggressive 3 finger creamy head. The head slowly faded back into the beer and left a tan film across the top of the beer. This beer is very dark brown in color and way too dark to detect any carbonation. No lacing at all to speak of.
Aroma was of light chocolate, a bit of burnt/ roasted malt and a little earthiness. (maybe grain like)
Taste was initially of cocoa powder then turned slightly sweet and of roasted malt. Pretty nice flavor that suddenly fades near the end. You are left with a subtle sweetness and roasted taste in your mouth. An interesting alternative to the typical hop lingering finish of other styles.
Mouth feel is rather light and the carbonation brings some of the chocolate flavors to the forefront.
Drinkability is very nice and I could make y way through a couple of these brews.
09-05-2008 01:01:29 | More by Reagan1984
3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
08-27-2008 02:44:44 | More by nsmartell
3.4/5 rDev -4.5%
A - Poured out a dark dark brown color with a nice tan head. Left decent lacing around the rim.
S - Lots of roasted malts and chocolate. Some dark fruits as well. A faint caramel scent also.
T - Nice toasted malts and caramel sweets. It has a dark fruit sourness slightly and a touch of bitter chocolate..
M - Medium bodied and very crisp Slightly tingly and alive in the mouth..
D - Very tasty, but not what I expected as a scwarzbier. Overall pretty decent stuff.
08-24-2008 02:00:25 | More by ShrLSU
3.95/5 rDev +11%
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.
08-12-2008 02:37:38 | More by zeff80
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
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
There is a dark brown color to it. Light passes through it, but you can't see what is on the other side of the glass clearly. It's dark enough that I can't tell if there is any cloudiness to it. The head was about quarter of an inch thick and consisted of tiny tan bubbles that gave it a thick and creamy appearance. It slowly faded to a thin film on the top of the beer. There is a bit of lacing on the side of the glass, but not much.
It has a nice roasted chocolate and caramel malt sent to it, just as the label describes. There is a touch of a coffee scent to it as well. You can also detect just a hint of hops. The smell is a pretty good indicator of the taste. The chocolate and roasted malts really come through. There is a slight mineral water taste to it. It finishes with a mild hoppiness. As the beer starts to warm, the hop flavors start to be more noticeable.
This is a medium bodied beer. The carbonation bites a little on the tongue.
07-24-2008 03:05:06 | More by Contagion
2.83/5 rDev -20.5%
A : Pours a nice dark brown with a good tan head that leaves some spotty lacing behind
S : Roasted malt with a good coffee aroma. Some chocolate notes
T : Strong coffee and roasted malt flavors. More like a porter/stout instead of a schwarzbier
M : Medium-bodied, good carbonation
D : Not bad but not a schwarzbier. I'd rather go for a beer truer to the style.
07-11-2008 00:13:18 | More by mhewes
3.35/5 rDev -5.9%
Monthly club selection for June. Black color with dark brown edges only when held to the light. Chocolatey brown head drops to a thin layer.
Roasty chocolate smell with some coffee and a kiss of vanilla.
Tastes the same as the smell with light hoppy bitterness. A bit bland but not terrible. Slightly under medium body.
A decent example of the style but nothing to write home about.
Tasted on 6/22/08.
07-05-2008 03:47:23 | More by tmitch75
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
06-30-2008 23:53:56 | More by hiikeeba
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
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
Picked up a single at Liquor World in Fayetteville, AR
Pours a dark brown, a bit murky after I poured the bottle's sediment. (Side note, this is a very tight twist off, use an opener.) This beer isn't bad once it warms up, but cold or even cool, it's bit bland. Now the aroma has a lot of milk chocolate with a hint of burnt grains and husk. The flavor has a dry, slightly bitter cocoa (call it semi-sweet I guess) taste that dominates. There's also a bit of sour malt feel, sort like in an Irish stout. All in all, this is a fairly tasty schwarzbier, but there are better options out there.
06-22-2008 23:20:50 | More by tempest
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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
06-08-2008 05:16:51 | More by russpowell
3.28/5 rDev -7.9%
Recieved this as a bonus in-trade from timbro81, a big thank you as this has been something I've wanted to try for awhile.
Poured a dark solid black with a thin bit of tan fluffy head.
Smells very roasted, a bit of chocolate.
Taste is sadly, average. A bit of chocolate and roasted malt, but an odd faint hint of something sour, and the aftertaste is a little more bitter than what I'm used to with Schwarzbier. No alcohol flavor at all, which is nice.
Mouthfeel is light, could be a bit more smooth. Nothing extraordinary.
Drinkability here is average. I applaud the makers as its not bad at all, and if I'm in the area I'll be sure to try some, hopefully on tap. Thanks again Tim.
06-01-2008 01:07:08 | More by LumpyGuitar
Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.