Schell's Chimney Sweep - August Schell Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev +12%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint.
Appearance: Very dark reddish-brown with moderate tan head.
Smell: Quite roasty, with coffee and bitter chocolate. Some dark fruit and smoke.
Taste: Mix of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit upfront. Lingering smokiness on the finish that is light but noticeable.
Feel: Crisp and clean like a lager but with additional smoothness. Semi-dry finish.
Overall: Fantastic Schwarzbier with some Rauchbier thrown in for shits and giggles. This is the fifth new beer I have had from Schell's this year, and it is the best.
11-21-2012 19:49:41 | More by bsp77
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
A very dark, lightly smoked lager bier from New Ulm Mn. Mild dark chocolate, caramel and smoke aromas. Milk chocolate, honey and bacon flavours. Um, yeah, sweet smokey bacon goodness. Not raw and in your face. Very subtle. Delicious. Finish is balanced, slightly sweet, vague smokey astringency. Did I say delicious? Is this what they drink in Franconia? Lucky Deutchelanders.
11-20-2012 04:49:28 | More by mjryan
4.13/5 rDev +10.4%
Pours a dark brown with an attractive two finger head that caps the glass off nicely. The head settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.
Interesting aroma that consists of chocolate and caramel with a pleasant smoke component. Maybe a little noble hops as well.
In the flavor there are notes of chocolate, caramel, a touch of roast, and smoke. The smoke flavor is just like what you get from rauchbiers from Bamberg but just not as strong. Solid bitterness with some grassy hop flavor.
Light body with adequate carbonation. Feels just like almost all August Schell lagers. Good but nothing spectacular.
A combination of a schwarzbier and a rauchbier. Not as refreshing and easy to drink as other schwarzbiers because of the smoke and roast, but this is unique and should definately pique the interest of smokey beer lovers.
11-18-2012 18:08:53 | More by morimech
4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
"Dark and mysterious, with an intriguing wisp of smoke, a chimney sweep has long been considered a source of good luck. Schell’s Chimney Sweep draws its inspiration from these lucky individuals and the rich dark lagers of Upper Franconia in Germany. Expect a black lager with a roasty maltiness, sturdy hop bitterness and an underlying subtle smokiness."
Pours out the deepest mahogany color possible with a velvety khaki head of foam that has terrific retention and leaves loads of lace all around the glass.
Sweet caramel malt with a light chocolate presence and a hint of smoke underneath.
Moderately malty sweet with some graininess up front followed by subtle notes of chocolate, toasted malt and smoke. The finish has a bit of smoke with a solid hop bitterness.
Medium feel with lots of velvety soft carbonation washing across the palate. The finish is drier.
A really nice beer here that drinks wonderfully. I could easily consume a few of these in a sitting. I was personally hoping for more of the smoke to come through, but that's just me. A wonderful addition the the winter lineup for Schells.
11-16-2012 02:37:38 | More by jera1350
Schell's Chimney Sweep from August Schell Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.