jvhemert (363) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma mostly smoked ham, nuts
Taste quite bitter, little sour
Appearance: black, much foam, brown
Palate: oily, thin
Overall good porter, but lacks depth, overwhelming smokiness and lack of nutty aromas.
craftbeersweden (416) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In Europe known as Viven Porter but i US as Smoked Porter and it is smoked!
Dark brown, almoust black, beer with a two finger high, creamy, beige-brown head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Smoke, campfire, ash,roasted malt, dark chocolate, pumpernickel, vanilla, cardboard, toffee, molasses, brown sugar and dried fruit.
Taste: Dark fruit, molasses, ash, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, roasted malt, hops and dark bread.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. Dry, bitter ending. Smooth. The texture is complex.
This is definitely a smoked porter! I can not understand why it’s only named "porter" in Europe...? It should have the same name as in USA, "Viven Smoked Porter" !
A beatiful, tasty, creamy, soft, smoked porter! I love it!
ChtiBreizh (323) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a dense tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, light smoke. Medium sweet with a dry and bitter finish. A good balanced porter.
adamnowek (896) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown with almost no head to speak of. Coffee ground aroma. Spirited carbonation and a taste of a smooth espresso.
melush (1587) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap / Tirador.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slightly smoked / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, ligeramente ahumado.
Stuu666 (7804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at café rose red. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, light smoke, dark sugar, taste is sweet, roasted, bitter, smoky, thin.
mzaar (2281) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Cerveceria Arte&Sana, Malaga. Mörkt brun med röda inslag. Beigt medelstort skum. Dofter av rostad malt, trä och lakrits. Smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, choklad, aska och lätt av sötlakrits. Medelkropp. Väl kolsyrig för min smak. Torr avslutning.
Bygers (1028) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a black colour with medium brown head. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate, some coffee, mild smoke. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. Smooth and tasty.
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jonas (6299) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BBF2015. Black, lacing milk foam head. Dry metallic salty nose. Medium light, salty dry body. Roast, light grainy body. Minerals, milk chocolate, licorice, fun on a Scandinavia palate.
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black body full of brownish yeast flakes,with a frothy tan head that stays around and leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is very nice, it smells like smoked meat, chocolate, and some burnt malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but it’s not quite as smoky. It tastes like smoked malts/meat, bittersweet and milk chocolate, charred malt, and some coffee. There’s also a smoky and burnt/ashy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium, it’s smooth and slick with a fair amount of carbonation.