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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with American bittering hops.

Beer known as íViven Smoked Porterí in the US.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (623) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, brown head. Aroma is a lot of roasted malt with chocolate and woody notes. Flavor is more roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts, mild woodiness, and some smoky notes with a dry finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1224) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle @ home. Black no head. Low carbonation. Strong smoke roasted herbal phenol notes. Sweet medium grassy mouthfeel. Dry malty finish. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1250) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle served in tumbler- poured a perfect black as my soul color, darkened brown bubbly head that laced upon the vessel very well. Aroma of licorice, peat, smoke, coffee, hate- you know, all the good things in life. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was sent straight to hell with hellfire, but it just smiled and laughed. Middle has a small sting of hops, finish has an oily lacquer feel to it intertwined with smoke and dark chocolate. Itís not my fav (Alaskan smoked porter), but itís close. Very close.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (76) - - OCT 10, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Very smoky on the nose and on the palate, with a bitter aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6095) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours blacck with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, light wood notes. Flavor is malts, chocolate, wood, light peat, mild smoke notes. Medium to full body, average to high carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 051014

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1085) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. Black beer, thin mocha head. Heavy syrupy maltiness, molasses, salty licorice, a hint of tar. Hints of dark chocolate and tar, some apricot jam. Malta, smoke flavor without being too sweet, some sour fruits. Bitter finish. Medium to full body, soft texture with sticky yeastiness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
serjaymz (89) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 20, 2014
Şişe, istanbul. Siyah renk, kahverengi hızlı sönen köpük.. Koku kavrulmuş aroma malt ağırlı.. Sert sayılır ama düz. Tadım yine kavrulmuş malt ve biraz da topraksılık.. Daha çık kahve espresso tınıları bekliyordum ama bulamadım.. Acılık da ön planda ve kalıcı.. Orta seviye bir Porter..

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
A slow motion gusher. Big head, a touch too fizzy but otherwise a nice body. Tries so very hard to be elite...the smoke and roasted malt are done very very well. Thereís just both a slight vegetal aroma and flavor, and itís a touch too bitter, making it a little rough around the edges, if still quite enjoyable."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (497) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Opaque black beer with a thick, foamy beige head. Rich, chocolate malt aroma with a hint of nuttiness.Flavour follows suit and is hearty and rich but with a sharp, tangy fruit edge which only adds to it. You get the hops more as you get through the beer. It really has a bit of everything.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1534) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thick foamy brown head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt and hops. Medium bitter taste.

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