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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Schell’s Chimney Sweep is inspired by the rich dark lagers of upper Franconia. Black in color with a rich roasty maltiness, firm hop bitterness, and a subtle underlying smokiness.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Best by 14JUN13 It’s near black with some nut brown hues below a fine creamy toasted sheet. Smells nice and roasty with soil, char, toast, some prunes and cocoa. Flavor follows suit with some nice roasted malts, dry soil, some hints of cocoa and leather - a really nice beer. Nice light body with a crispy carbonation and a wet finish (surprisingly). I like this beer quite a bit.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a short, toasted beige head. The aroma picked up very sweet vanilla, molasses, and nutty notes with light earthy accents.. lots of sugars and roast, but it didn’t really come together. The flavor found similar stuff.. sweet and roasty vanilla, black malts, and molasses throughout.. dry, roasty finish. Light-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. not great, but very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Single bottle from HyVee. Foamy pour, which reveals a solid black stoutish body. Smell is full of roastiness and some smokey peat. Taste brings in a lot more smokiness. In fact, this really should go down as a smoked beer instead of a schwarz.And I think it’s just fine. Some stout roast, a bit of stout sourness, matched by some not-so-subtle smoke. Maybe more from peat that than rauchmalt, but quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Aroma is smoked/mildly roasted malts and a small hint of earthiness. The flavor is smoked/mildly roasted malts, dark grains, very light fruit notes and a tangy/slightly tart finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4705) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2013
12oz bottle. Unfiltered brown-black body. Standard beige head. Unpleasant dry cocoa aroma, very cheap and oily. There is only so far you can go with cheap malt, and Schell proves this time and again. Clearly brewed with a little intention and knowledge, but the cheap, chalky malt tones really bring it down. Not to say it isn’t true to style; this is certainly the caliber of beer you would expect to find in Eastern Europe for 43cents. Definitely not good, only for the tickers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gizmo_ber (185) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2013
Very good black lager. Pours dark, very smooth and easy drinking. Good flavor blend with slight bitterness and smokiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours a black mahogany with a big foamy tan head. Nose is malty. Fairly creamy, the taste is big and bold, full of dark roasted malt along with coffee notes and a vague smokiness. Dry on the finish. An excellent sipping beer that can also be enjoyed with red meats off the grill.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red coloured with medium sized beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of smoke with notes of hops. Fruity and light roasted flavour of smoke and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A red- brown beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of straw and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, adn caramel, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
12 fl bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Metallic, dark smoked and meaty. Dense smoked and dark malty flavoured. Toffee and smoked finish.


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