Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 344   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Det Bette Ølhus. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, lots of smoked meat and hard roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 060814

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (401) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
In aroma it has dark, tanned, sweet malts. It’s totally black, non-transparent, nice beige head and lacing. In taste it’s very tanned and has a notes of dark chocolate. It has rather small body and it’s a bit to much carbonated, what I don’t like so much in porters. But in the end it has this super cool aftertaste of this dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Almost black color with huge beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, ash, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
330ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, aroma is chocolate malt, roasty and light smoky, palate is a thinnish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (531) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
Black pour with a thin pale tan head. Smoky, malty, coffee aromas. Taste - roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, quite dry, finishes with a little bitterness and slight aniseed. Pretty good porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (474) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Black with a thick fluffy beige head that rests down to a ring. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and rusk bread/rye bread. Taste has rye bread, dark chocolate, soft roasted notes, well balanced bitter hops and slight alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth. Dry and slightly warming after taste.
Solid porter, just the way I like them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2422) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Black, opaque with beige head. Delicate coffee roast in the nose, a little young wood, then stronger coffee. Dry, bitter taste, followed by a little sweetness. Full, robust body, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Dry porter. Bottle at wvrst. Very roasty. Hops in finish. Nice porter and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (854) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 16, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Thanks! Look: pitch black, beige frothy to creamy head. Aroma: light licorice or minty (hops?), light smoke or rather ashy, black malts - some coffee and black chocolate. Some acid fruitiness is revealed when it is warmed up. Taste: very dry roasted and ashy, thinnish body, and dry moderate bitterness in the finish. Again, a drop of sweetness appears by the time you finish the glass.

An ’Irish stout’ kind of porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (167) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
Black with a creamy beige top. Cigarette buds, coffee grind, a bit of creamy sweetness, burnt caramel. Not my cup of tea but a well crafted beer.

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