Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 330   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
(33cl bottle dated best by 12/14/12 thanks to bu11zeye) espresso brown/ruby pour with creamy tan head. Nose of cocoa, cream, chocolate malt. Taste of bakers chocolate and cola root.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pitch black, opaque color! Small to medium off-white to beige head. Smell ash, earth, coffee. Taste coffee, roasted, peated, dark roasted or burned malts. Firm carbo, medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4603) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
light smoked malty aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6572) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
A traditional porter. Colour is black, has a light brown head that’s mostly lasting. Aroma is roasted, faint burnt coffee. Flavor starts moderarte sweet and finish moderate bitter. Dry, creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle 33cl from Altonbrownd thanks a lot. A dark and deep beer with huge brownish head and good structure, good lacing too. Nose is on dark chocolate and coffee. Aroma is very toasted and coffee like, creamy, nice bitter chocolate notes, finish is malty too, not acrid, hints of smoked malt, a well done porter properly brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2011
(bottle) pours a murky black colour with a light brownish tinge and a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy smoked bacon, toasted malts, lactic acid, brown sugar, cherries and herbal hops. flavour is mostly the same, lots of smoke and brown sugar, some earth and slightly tart lactic finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
From a 33 cl bottle at Dilerium Café, Brussels, Belgium august 2011. Black with a big brown head. Coffee and chocolate falvor. Dark chocolate and coffee taste, a bit bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A nice black pour with a very rich and foamy off tan head. Great lacing. Nose was charred malts, chocolate and tar. I can tell its not going to be my kind of porter. Comes together a little better in the taste. Lots of burnt caramel malts and smoked notes throughout. Heavy chocolate in there to. I can see why a lot of people like this one but it isn’t for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2011
Dark, black coloured beer with a huge brown head and lots of carbonation. Coffee roasted sweet bitter malty aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter, with a strong herby malty and bitter roasted coffee creamy ending. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Black beer, nice lasting beige head. Roasted aroma, cocoa, tar, chocolate notes. Roasted flavor, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, some tar.

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