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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Pours dark brown with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is pretty smoky, seems like a blend with possibly a little peat in there, toast and nutty notes. Flavor is smoke, light char, roast, slightly burnt toasted bread, light earthy hops and nice minerality to the finish. Light to medium body, creamy, slightly chalky feel and light carbonation. Really tasty stuff, hard to beat a good smoked beer for a good price. Seems like it would fit better in the Schwarzbier or Smoked category though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1442) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, molasses, and licorice. Taste of sweet chocolate and molasses, earthy roasted malts, with a bitter hop finish. Lots of nice well balanced flavors and still very drinkable. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1962) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a thick creamy tan head. aroma is roasted malt, light coffee and smoke. Nice chocolate malt and light smoke flavour. Very drinkable. Not too smokey or too sweet. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Pour from bottle into a pint glass. Thick mocha head sticks around for a long time. Very roasty black goodness. I’m diggin’ this. Like a long lost non-stout cousin to Guinness. $8.99/6 pack. Now I’m going to go start a fire in my fireplace now that the chimney is swept.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Very dark pour that looks like a really dark amber color when held up to light. Small grayish head. Roasty and a touch earthy, with just a hint of smoke on the aroma. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Half inch of head,black mahogony pour but clear with red.Nice appearance. Nose is almost belgiany.Sweet and spicey with almost a cinnamon spice.Herbal funk? Dark cherry.smoke.The blend maybe makes it seem funky. I was thinking smoke when I really started thinking chimney sweep. Its there but nice and subtle with roast,smooth malty,spicey mineral,pretty robust roasty bitter finish.Smokey sweetness. Its nice to have a rich malty beer not have to be 8% abv to be malty like this one but still seem rich and strong. Pretty unusually malty for a lager but rich and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1956) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown/black with a nice tight foamy khaki head tat rests to a sudsy film that lasts. Aroma shows a subtle toasty malt with faint peat. Taste is bitter with roasted peat malt and earthy flavors and faint soy and hops. Palate is thin/medium with a drying finish.

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