Schell's Chimney Sweep - August Schell Brewing Company
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3.84/5 rDev +2.7%
A: Dark nearly black, with a finger's worth brown tinted head.
S: Light smells of malty bread and roasted grain.
T: Roasted malt, charred flavors with a caramel hint an a nice hit of bitterness.
M: Medium bodied, slight creamy feel with low to medium carbonation.
Overall: Good dark beer, with a good bitterness but not overly strong in comparison to other styles.
02-20-2014 22:43:50 | More by mcrow24
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
Chimney Sweep was swept into a nonic pint. Chim-chim-chi-roo!
A fluffy mass of ecru foam billows to about two-fingers in width, atop a dark brown body with solid streaks of crimson.
The nose softly expresses some wheat, milk chocolate, and barely there roastiness. Some estery notes swirl in and out as well, different. This nose just needs to be bold!
Oh, so much better! Nice to meet you smoked dark lager! The palate is engulfed by smoked ham straight away, revealing the smoked quality that the beer drinker was so hopefully expecting in the aroma profile. The finish expresses a roasted quality with some caramel malt sweetness. That sweetness contributes a milk chocolate note kiss that hangs long after the swallow.
Chimney Sweep feels heavier where medium bodied beers are concerned, creaminess providing a nice lift off the tongue. A crisp lager that goes down smooth.
Chimney Sweep mucks about on the nose for sure, too soft and not smokey at all. The palate finally introduces the smokiness and roasted qualities, with a pleasant splash of sweetness. Again, the flavors could be more bold, but try to drink this and not enjoy it!
02-06-2014 07:15:48 | More by Pintofbrown
Schell's Chimney Sweep from August Schell Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.