Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PauloAG (218) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
330cc bottle. Lots o smoke in the nose and also in the mouth. Not my stile. Find it very heavy for the stomach. Under the "bacon" I got very interesting sweet malt, roast and coco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4745) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is mild smoked with flavor of roasted malt and coffee,nice malty with note of cocoa and malt,smoked mouth feels and mild finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (852) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours almost completely black except for a slight red tint on the edges. Big brown head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Taste is of roasted and smoked malts, coffee, dirt and licorice. Starts out sweet but has a burnt and smoky finish. Not bad but not really my style (smoked).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (634) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A pitch black beer with a medium beige head poorly persistent. Toffee roasty aroma, toasty, coffee, herbs, smoke. Light to medium sweet, medium lasting bitter : oh yes. Medium voluptuous body, thin texture, average carbonation, roasty lasting bitter finish. Overall, truly delicious ; cradled like a baby :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (8740) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
33 cl bottle. BB 15/05/15.
Rises some when the bottle is opened.
Black color, small dark brown head. Malty sweet, milk chocolate scent, some smoke. Burnt, almost acrid, rather acidic taste. Acidic, grainy, roasted, some coffee aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.
The overly fizzy mouthfeel, with the look of the head when poured, also the rising in the bottle with the acidity makes me wonder if something is not entirerly OK with this bottle?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1011) - LATVIA - MAY 4, 2015
Dark brown, almost blacj with small light brown head. Smoked aroma. Smoked and roasted malt bitterness, some sourness and sweet vanilla touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 28, 2015
2 scores averaged, first time having this it was garbage, I actually wrote that it tastes like a dead burnt wet dog.. Second sample, thanks to Calvin- much better, medium smoke, very light mouth. Your basic Belgian smoked .. . . The o-face!? The oh my god I squirted you in the eye!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4226) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
330 ml botlte during Brussels vacation. Black with mocca head. Aroma smoked, smoked pork, light chocolate. Taste is heavy roasted, smoked, fairly dry with asy notes

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanne (58) - - APR 20, 2015
Color is dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Aroma of smoked sausage, which really annoyed me. Taste of coffee and roasted/smoked malts. Little low on flavor actually. Didn’t like it very much, but this doesn’t mean that it was poorly made. Just not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (451) - - APR 10, 2015
Rigorous roasty notes in this light porter. An very reasonable application of the style. An every day good drinking porter. Rated by BrewTom

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