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

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112 Ratings
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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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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

AndrewMichael, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

FlyingYeti, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of DelMontiac
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.

DelMontiac, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Amp, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of akinsja
4/5  rDev +12.4%

akinsja, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of CrazyOtto623
4/5  rDev +12.4%

CrazyOtto623, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of scruffwhor
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!!

scruffwhor, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of OlRasputin989
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

OlRasputin989, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of mynie
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.

mynie, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of csiewert
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed at the abner pub in Norman, ok in a standard pint glass. Pours a thick dark brown color with no head at all. Aroma is very week with smoke and malt characteristics. The taste is very smokey and malty, with some hints of chocolate and coffe. The mouthfeel is fairly empty an watery. Overall worth a try because it's cheap.

csiewert, May 27, 2011
Photo of eclaycamp
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce stubby bottle. The label classifies this as a black lager, and the pour doesn’t disappoint. The color is a dark brown bordering on black, with a slight head that is more foamy than it is creamy. Head retention is better than what I’ve seen in other Choc beers. Likewise the aroma is strong, with some notes of coffee – specifically dark and earthy like coffee grounds. Some chocolate is there but it’s a supporting note and not the main focus. The first taste reveals a charbroiled meat, caramelized steak like afterfinish. One thing I can say for the Choc beers: The flavor profiles are certainly unique. Further exploration of the taste profile yields a nice chocolate note that really shines at the end of the taste. Toasted malt is present throughout. My only complaint is that I’d like this beer to be more chewy, as the relatively thin body sort of washes away under the complex flavor profile. The carbonation seems to be a little heavy handed as well. This is a beer that I think could benefit from a bit more of an aggressive streak, as the flavors would work great in a robust Baltic Porter or Russian Imperial Stout. Here however, they all come rushing out in the beginning but are washed away much too quickly.

eclaycamp, May 15, 2011
Photo of SickGnar
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
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)

SickGnar, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of camerine
2.6/5  rDev -27%
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.

camerine, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of Bierguy5
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Bierguy5, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of soju6
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

soju6, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of pilotgod
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

pilotgod, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

garymuchow, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of jmbranum
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

jmbranum, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of StaveHooks
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

StaveHooks, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of ZAP
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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..

ZAP, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of GeezLynn
3.63/5  rDev +2%
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!

GeezLynn, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of climax
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

climax, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of NewGeneric
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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

NewGeneric, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of wolfinthemirror
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

wolfinthemirror, Mar 26, 2010
Miner Mishap from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.