Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 393   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours dark black. Dirty brown head. Tons of wonderful smoke aroma on the nose. Bacon, wood. Very smooth. More smoke on the finish. Low carbonation. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/black with a small micro bubbled light tan head. Nose shows light smoke, roast, cocoa, coffee. Flavor is similar. Easy drinking and full of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2012
2012.09.22 - bottle 75cl - dark brown beer with mocha coloured head. Aroma: smoke, burned wood, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste: smoke, mocha, coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8497) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Papery, smoky, butterscotchy, buttery, sweet, caramel, cocoa smell. Flavor is smoky and chocolatey. Slight metallic. It has an off-flavor running straight-though it . I can’t pin point it but it doesn’t ruin the beer. PRetty good actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Date: August 12, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Rare Beer Club
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big smoke aroma on top of rich dry dark chocolate, touch of coffee
Flavor: rich dry chocolate flavor, earthy, lots of smoke, light spicyness, bitter dark chocolate, touch of coffee
Overall: needs a touch of sweetness to balance it out
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Pours black with a creamy head. Nose is roast, fruit and chocolate. Bitter roasted flavor with notes of coffee, ashes and smoke. Smooth and dry. Very well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Smoke and caramel aroma with light toffee. Caramel and light toffee flavor with backing smoke. Medium bodied. Caramel and light roast lingers with light toffee and backing smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with weak smoky hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4253) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2012
33 cl bottle in de stille genieter ( mechelen ) a almost black beer ( when you have a thin layer, it still shines trough a bit , so realy dark brown actualy) with nice, somewhat faster fading foam. not a big smell on this one. a little more sour than i’m used to ( this aint sour, but has a little hint to it ) . more wattery than i’m used to , and also weaker taste ( its onley 7 % ) but nothing else realy special about this one. just a basic stout/porter like you have dozens. the aftertaste is better, like you’ve drank a heavier stout.. the price on this one is realy making up for it ( less than 3 euro’s at a bar??? ) wich makes it in the competing league between basics like lager and stuff, this one deffinatley wins ! i was getting tired of this one very quickley , but hey, i might have started with the ’to special’ stouts ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 75cl bottle. Deep black with small but thick tanned head. Nose : smoked cheese, cream, burned toast, coffee beans. Sip : Medium body with oily like fat cream texture. Almost no carbonation. Medium sweet with burned toast with butter and some coffee overall feeling. Nice. It leaves a dry/sour coffee like aftertaste. I sense some hopping after couple of sips. Overall it’s a fine beer and I’m happy that belgian folks start brewing some other beer styles then local blonde, bruin, tripel, dubel, quadrupel etc.

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