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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
megawill (14) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 oz Bottle. Aroma: Malt sweetness, slightly bready with a hint of nutmeg / spice. Appearance: pours black. Nice head that lingers, good lacing. Taste: malty, hops are more subtle than you may expect from the description, faint note anise. Palate: well rounded, malt adds a bit of syrupy feel, not a bad note just a bit ’heavier’ / thicker than you’d expect from a lager. Overall: Solid effort. An enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (71) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2015
I have to give this a little lower rating if it is being rated as a Schwartz bier. I feel it is closer to a rauchbier/smoke beer. Smokey aroma. Black in color. Not a lot of smoke flavor. Sweet flavor and sweet finish that coats my mouth with a sugary feel. This is my favorite beer from School and I am glad it came back again this year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[Bottle] Very dark brown cola colored pour. Rocky tan head remains on top. Notes of toasted nut, cocoa powder, toffee and dusty grains in the nose. Flavors of chocolate malts, caramel, faint smoke, grains and earthy notes. Good body. Lingering dry graininess in the finish. A nice sessionable beer. Tasting notes from 8/2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
briandwagner (19) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Rich dark and malty. It’s poorly balanced and I’m over all not that impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from winter Santa. Liked it. Nice break from weeks of heavy stouts. Not much aroma dark pour nice lacing 4 for palate which is nice. Some sweet malt toffee up front with light chocolate and touch of smoke at end. Would drink more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (541) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Tap at republic. Pint glass with thick off white head. Smells slightly sweet. Roasted and smoky then sweet and malty. Long lasting bacon smoke flavor, though not overpowering. Very interesting but not quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (228) - Minneapolis, - JAN 14, 2015
Dark almost a stout color with a hint of amber at the bottom of the glass. Nice tan 2 finger head. Creamy, roasted malts, light chocolate, easy drinking. I like beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, some toffee, caramel, hints of earth into a bit of dark fruit, slight toasted bread, hints of grain. Taste is a mix of caramel, toast, coffee, nice smoke into a bit of roasted malt, slight earth, finishing bitter, dry. This is well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (468) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2014
This one to me tastes like a porter so i rated as one.....nice smoke smell and flavor...again a solid showing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1042) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Clear but almost opaque deep brown with a red hue, small frothy tan head, disappears quickly, not that much lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, hint of licorice, subdued smokiness; taste is roasted and light smoky moderate sweet, light bitters; medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is mild bittersweet, smokedness most present in the aftertaste; overall quite a nice schwarz especially because of the subtle smokiness all the way through.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
felsenpils (122) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 12 oz. bottle. Pours very dark with off-white foam. Good clarity, subtle smoked aroma. Full malty taste with a subdued smoky flavor. I am from Lower Franconia and have drunk plenty of smoked lagers. This one tastes like an American dark lager/Schwarzbier with a slightly smoky taste. It has that typical cocoa flavor found in so many American micro beers created by the overuse of black patent and chocolate malts. Pretty good beer nonetheless, but I would prefer less darkness and more smoked malt.

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