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RATINGS: 44   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29208) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20640) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7121) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6076) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a reddish dark brown colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing and a rocky foam top. Aroma of roasted dark malts, some hard dark fruits, a touch of smoked beef jerky and mild chocolate malt. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of smoked beef jerky, toasted dark malt, a hint of dark chocolate and some grassy hops. Finish continues the smoked dark malt aftertaste with a mild bitterness that slowly disappears. More of a rauchbier than a schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Ruby highlights at the edge of the nearly black body make this a pretty one when held to light. There is long lasting light brown head on top. Toffee and tobacco notes are strong up front with some nice prunes behind it. This tastes like a sweet toff mixed with hints of cocoa. There is also some hint of minerals in the long finish. The nose was promising, but this is just a little to light for a schwarz in my eyes. Still, a nice effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Maybe the best American Dark lager ever made. A thick beer, comparable to a stout. Black with thick, lacing foam. Lots of malt with earth and a light smokiness. Rich and full flavored. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4391) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Dark red color with a large head. Somewhat spicy aroma, mostly nutmeg, with some buttery Munich malt. Light smoke and spice flavor, possibly some roasted malt too.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4321) - 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.


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