Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 496   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3034) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Pours resinous black with a moderate beige tan head. Aroma is slight smoke roasted malts with light hop bitterness. Taste is much the same, maybe a little high on carbonation but good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7719) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Bottle from Willems. Jet black pour with a big beige head. Quite burned smoked aroma. Roasted notes. Smoked and roasted malty flavor with some sweet notes. Smoked roasted finish. Ham!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (377) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
It pours opaque black with mahogany highlights; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: charcoal, coffee, and toast. The taste is light bitter and lightly sweet; there are notes of: toffee, coffee, and grapefruit zest. The palate is medium light bodied with light carbonation and a long finish. Overall, it’s a tasty little number.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9259) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Deep black pour with a thick creamy tan head. The nose is really rich and chocolatey with some vanilla and notes of toasted coconut. There’s a really rich fudgey note here with a touch of earthiness. Slightly savoury smokey element to the beer with a touch of bitterness on the back. Rich and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (786) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown body, medium chocolate head with good retention and decent amount of lacing. Aroma licorice, toasted malts, burned sugar, hints of leather and some hops. Taste of dark chocolate, well done toast, leather, herbs, burned caramel. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zarguon (12) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Second 330ml bottle. Pours dark with beautiful beige head. Clear aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste of smoke, malts, chocolate, caramel. Full round mouthfeel. Taste is rather sweet especially when warmed. Really nice for the price, quite just what’s expected from a proper porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2849) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
330 ml bottle bought at LCBO #40 - Barrack & King (Kingston) on February 21, 2016. Black, small beige head. Dark roasted malt aroma, a bit of sweet chocolate. Dark raw barley malt taste. notes of fruity chocolate, nice sour aftertaste with a dry finish. An impressive porter from Belgium!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2812) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Black pour with a thin beige head .... Aroma of light smoked malts, chocolate and roasted malts but mostly peated smoked malts .... Taste is of smoked malts, semi sweet chocolate, light licorice and roasted malts .... Light bitter dry hopped bite to it .... Body is thin .... Mouthfeel is a little lively ... Finish is roasted and dry with a light bite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulioZion (2) - FRANCE - FEB 29, 2016 does not count
Une belle couleur bien noire, des arômes qui chatouillent le nez. Porter avec une dominante sur le marc de café, fruits à coque grillés. Délicieux !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (163) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
300ml in a pint glass. Pours black with a tanned frothy head.  Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt aroma.   Tastes of toasted malt, espresso, raisin with a bit of chocolate. Medium body. Very good beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 50

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50