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

Miner MishapMiner Mishap

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BA SCORE
81
good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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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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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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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 23:07:54 | More by EagleTalon
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark mahogany color; chery on the lit edges. Poured < half inch tan head. decanted continually. Thin sheets of lace slid down the glass.

S: Roasted grain, a slight chocolate but mixed with a tart-smelling citrus. More of an earthy, mineral-like ground cocoa with some warming, hints of brown sugar.

T: Bitter chocolate. Lightly sweet cocoa, a heavy roasted (almost burnt) coffee acridness and a twist of lemon. Caramel sweetness in the finish. Not as well blended as a typical lager.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Very active in the mouth makes it feel lighter.

D: Easy to drink and pretty flavorful in the nose and mouth.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 21:26:15 | More by Haybeerman
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2010 20:38:47 | More by bump8628
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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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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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tronester

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2007 00:22:46 | More by tronester
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 05:16:51 | More by russpowell
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hiikeeba

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 23:53:56 | More by hiikeeba
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 22:32:45 | More by stephens101
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bunch of these as extras and I am always thrilled to find new beers. I kicked this one off tonight in a massive six pack of new beers. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/23/2009.

The pour was nice. Rich dark brown in color, basically black with a small tan head across the top that lasted for a few moments before settling down into some nice side glass lacing. The aroma was lots of chocolate malts, hints of light roasting and a touch of peat. I expected your normal smoked beer here but it was very spicey for me. Lots of chili like notes in the flavor for me. Smooth, nice notes of chocolate, peat, roasted malts and that really nice chili pepper like spice especially in the finish, Smooth, even carbonation and a nice medium body.

Overall not a bad beer at all. Really a very intresting take on the style with a light spiceness that really made it stand apart. Overall I have had better in the style, but this one was still pretty damn good.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 00:42:19 | More by mikesgroove
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 22:41:26 | More by bonkers
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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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csbinva

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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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nsmartell

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 02:44:44 | More by nsmartell
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zeff80

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 02:37:38 | More by zeff80
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Yetiman420

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one's been in my fridge for over a year thanks to a trade extra (lost track of who) and am now finally getting around to it.

Sam Adams perfect glass. Dark with dark brown streaks when held up to the light. Very thin beige head. Beautiful roast aroma.

Bonus for the label with the homebrew history and story behind the name. This is something I really appreciate that Choc does on their beers.

Wonderful roasted flavor with clean, dry finish that washes away aforementioned flavor. I really enjoyed this dynamic of this beer.
Last ¼ has a chocolate aroma.

I'm amazed that this comes in at a B- overall on BA. Perhaps I'm not completely up to the style guidelines for this one, but I prefer to judge a beer on how I enjoyed it rather than style.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 04:07:36 | More by Yetiman420
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timconnel

Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 02:39:40 | More by timconnel
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champ103

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights around the edges. A two finger beige head forms and gently recedes to a ring. Some patchy lace is left behind.
S: Malty with some caramel and chocolate. Kind of musky and dank with a metallic twang.
T: The metallic character pretty much goes away after the beer breaths and warms up a little. Caramel and chocolate malt. More malty dark fruit flavors keep coming out as this warms up. Very enjoyable and subtle.
M/D: A medium body, but over carbonated. Easy and smooth to drink though.

This is a great beer. Choc continues to impress me with drinkable and subtle beers like this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 01:04:10 | More by champ103
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TYE

Kansas

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured dark with a tan head that's easy to create. Foam retention is good with light lacing.
S - Overwhelming roasted and chocolate aroma. Smells very sweet.
T - Slightly bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste of roasted malt. Again, Sweet.
M - Medium to full body with a medium carbonation. Smooth.
D - Would purchase again. This beer has first-sip likeability if you're in the mood for sweet. Very easy to drink and a good transition beer to the darker side.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 03:26:13 | More by TYE
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scootny

New York

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

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2008 03:14:04 | More by scootny
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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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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
Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.