Miner Mishap - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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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
3.35/5 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
3.38/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
03-26-2010 04:19:42 | More by wolfinthemirror
3.38/5 rDev -5.1%
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..
07-05-2010 19:56:03 | More by ZAP
3.39/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
01-28-2013 01:25:24 | More by johnnnniee
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
3.4/5 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
3.43/5 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
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
07-31-2011 05:49:23 | More by mynie
3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
I have had this a couple times. First time was good the 2nd not so much but I think Choc had a problem a while back since most of the brews I had from them had some very bad off flavors. This time I found the Miner Mishap to be quite nice.
Pours a nice dark deep bronw/black. Smallish tan head.
Nose had some burnt oders to it due to the dark malts.
Intial taste is clean with slight roasted flavor, finishes sweet. Mouth feel is very smooth.
Drinkablilty is excellant. Could be a nice session type brew.
08-14-2009 17:18:11 | More by xtalman
3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
I always love trying to find local Oklahoma beers and I picked up a 6 pack of this up at Joe's Place in Norman. Pours a dark brown with a thin bubbly head with no lacing. Smelled mildly of coffee, sweet chocolate, caramel. Tasted like a mix of a porter and a pilsner if you ask me. All the other Schwarzbiers I have had don't taste like this. It was good though.
03-13-2009 16:58:29 | More by mugglesandhops
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
3.5/5 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
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
03-29-2008 16:46:16 | More by paulthebeerguru
3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
12-27-2011 05:21:11 | More by DelMontiac
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
06-26-2010 00:40:11 | More by climax
Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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