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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with American bittering hops.

Beer known as ’Viven Smoked Porter’ in the US.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (880) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Smells mildly smokey with hints of smoke. Taste is smokey with hints of roast and sweet malt. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Viven Smoked Porter finishes with a mild smokiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
black color, full brown head. nose: roasted malts, coffee, mocha, candi sugar, but also something metallic in the back. taste: roasted to even burned malt, chocolate. bitter finish, little bit too much carbonated, lively, lacks punch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (59) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of smoke, tarmac, butterscotch. Taste: smoke, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and cheese. Bitter, smooth, pretty smokey porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moolesen (106) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown head. Nose: smoked bacon, tarmac and some liquorice. Strong taste of smoke, but at the same time subtle. This is a very nice beer. Long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1459) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
What a great balanced beer this is. It has all the things that make a porter great but never too much, just plain beautiful. Bottle from Van Erp Roden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1450) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at Brugs Beertje. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with smoke, coffee, nuts, chocolate, licorice and roasted malts. Bitter finish with coffee, hops and licorice. Excellent porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (138) - - APR 1, 2014
dark coloured beer with a small mocha head. roasty malt aroma with a sweet mocha. taste is roasty malts coffee and sweet mocha. medium body

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3/29/2014. 12 oz. bottle labeled as Smoked Porter. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak with hints of smoke. Robust and with chocolate flavors, smoke and bitter hops on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (21) - POLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from local craft beer shop. BB 07/01/2015 Glass: snifter APPEARANCE: dark brown with beige head, that provides some lacing. AROMA: smoked malts, roasted coffee and nuts, rasins, dark fruits. TASTE: at the start dark fruits and burnt sweet flavors, roasted malts, dark chocolate, in the finish bitterness balanced with dry fruit taste, some mineral elements, but not that strong. PALATE: medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation. OVERALL: All an all very nice smoked porter with really good roasted malt aromas and taste, smokey character and good integration of high ABV. Everything is nice balanced with some dry fruits and burnt sweet flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2000) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle - Smokey, roast malts and chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark chocolate and roast malts, but smoke is in the background. Nice, I just wish there was more smoke in the beer.


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