Funknmilla (742) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Coca cola colored ---oh wait its lighter...Pepsi colored with a small tan head---not much aroma just smells cheap--smells like sour corn malts--sour too--foul bitterness under the weak and weird of this beer --Blind tasting--I am thinking its some kind of sick and twisted stout--damn it co**sucker...its a black lager---I thought it was a black lager at first...but dismissed it because black lagers are sweeter and better than this!
rumproasts (5313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. dark brown with small head. roasted chocolate malt flavor. seems a bit off. not the best schwarz i’ve had.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not sure how I got this beer, so forgive me. Dark brown color, tan head. Smell is chocolatey and kind of hoppy; but it has an odd smell as well. Taste is kind of watery, not very thick, pretty uneventful. Not something I would want to seek out and drink again. Maybe I got this in a trade?
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
johnnnniee (4048) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bricktop86 (825) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I can’t say I enjoy the beers from the only brewery in my home state this one was sour and overall pretty weak
dfinney23 (3082) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like cola. Has some cola taste, too, along with sweet chocolate and a kind of odd vegetable note.
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 12/8/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)-44° in Lager Glass-Pours dark brown/light black with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of burnt malt, fruits, and chocolate. Taste of malt, chocolate, caramel, and slight vanilla. This medium bodied brew is not too shabby.
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich roasty aroma. Very strong. This is a quite roasty schwarzbier; very thick and chewy, yet it just doesn’t sit quite right.
Atom (2294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown/ black with huge khaki head, actually upon opening the head started overflowing, maybe slightly carbonated. Aroma is earthy roasted malts, sweet chocolate, dark fruits, and molasses. Taste similar to aroma but as expected this is way over carbonated and has an acidity present that makes me feel like drinking the whole thing would indefinitely cause heartburn, drain pour.
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/15/11, as Choc Miner Mishap
Aroma: Fairly light aroma that is mostly roasty, with some earthy notes, and a touch of caramel
Appearance: It pours a hazy brownish color with a smallish brown head and decent lacing
Flavor: The taste is much sweeter than the nose, lots of caramel and chocolate malts, lighter roast
Palate: The body is light-medium, it’s rather thin and quite watery on the mouth, with average carbonation
I thought this one was pretty interesting. I felt this way mostly, becuase when the aroma lead me to believe that it was going to be a rather roasty and dry beer, so the flavor was completely unexpected. The sweet caramel flavor worked pretty well. I hadn’t beer too impressed with many of the other beers from Choc, but I enjoyed this one.