Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerheart65 (1133) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Deep ebony black with huge creamy light brown long head. Salty licorice, coffee, nice roasted aroma, sweetish, milk chocolate. Sweet roasted velvet, medium body, long roasted finish. Really good stuff, looks great, very good palate, nice flavors, enjoyed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (258) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
bought@Bierhandlung Freiburg; the most outstanding feature of this beer is that ordinary hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts taste like super fresh ones, when paired with it. Wow. Nose: a lot of roast, dark caramels and cruder herbs like sage. Coffee as well. This porter is quite bubbly, but in a well-done way where the bubbles create a creamy mouthfeel, also as a good counterpart to the near-harsh soy and sage edged roast dominating the taste. Slight alcohol whiffs. Nice long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1970) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a tall brown head;\aroma of roast, coffee, hint of stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish, creamy palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
de_belg (14) - - OCT 31, 2015
Rokerig gecarboneerd aroma. Smaakt naar chocolade, donker fruit en koffie, beetje metallisch, caramel in de afdronk die verandert in een licht bittere lange afdronk, lekker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (597) - ITALY - OCT 31, 2015
33cl bottle at Cambrinus, Bruges. Pours black with two fingers of light beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some smoked meat, light hops, some bitter coffee. Similar taste, smoked flavors not too strong, some coffee again, quite dry finish. Full body, light carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with good-sized mocha-coloured head. Aroma has some smokiness, coffee, a little chocolatey sweetness and leather. Flavour is roasty with a bit of smokiness that is balanced by a gentle sweetness with notes of cocoa, coffee and leather. Slick mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (349) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pour black with brown tinges and a lovely brown head. Nose is sweet smokey, roasted malt. Chocolate and coffee. Taste follows with a nice smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Bitter chocolate, smokey malt, coffee, molasses. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6659) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Deep black coloured, dark brown head, coffee and whiff of smoke in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and mild smoked sausages with dry roasty finish. Decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (615) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
I rather enjoyed this Porter. It pours a light textured glass of dark brown/black beer. Nice smokey hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (189) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2015
Très équilibrée ma foi ! Au nez, un peu de torréfaction sur du fumé, soutenu par des levures et un fond de fruits rouges. La bouche porte plus sur une stout qu’une porter : plutôt ronde, on sent une torréfaction (du genre trop forte si c’était un café ici plaisante dans la rondeur globale). Léger fond caramel fumé. Fin légèrement amère et fumée et longueur (jolie) de même. Joli produit.

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