Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (606) - 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 (8377) - 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 (915) - 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 (6761) - .....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 (4067) - 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 (51) - - 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 (423) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2071) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Biére. Smak och doft av rök, aska, choklad, rostad malt, torv, tjära med toner av lakrits. Fadd, lagom sötma, liten syrlighet. Fina smaker, bra balans för den som gillar öl av det lite rökigare slaget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (936) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 4, 2015
Black-dark-brown colour with a tan medium sized head with good lacings. Aromas of smoked charcoaled roasted malts, long dried hay, with traces of coffee and intense-bitter chocolate aroma offering a light liquorice note on the retronasal side. Softly carbonated with a mellow slickness and a medium-full body. Light earthy sweetness with a well pronounced coffee roast malt bitterness develops with notes of umami reminiscent of bacon due to the smoked malt. Lasting pleasant and balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (576) - ROMANIA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours pitch black with a moderate brown head. Roasted malt, burnt, light yeast aroma. Flavor is moderate bitter with strong notes of roasted malt, burnt, smoke. Dry roasted finish. Sticky ashtray aftertaste.

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