Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 501   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zarguon (15) - 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 (2876) - 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 (2877) - 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 (247) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Draught keg at Le Trappiste, Bruges. Black body. Tan head. Smoked bacon, malt, oak, black malt, brown sugar. Taste is smoky and bittersweet. Smoky dry finish. I liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2016
F: huge, brown, pretty stable, creamy. C: very dark coloured, dark and non-transparent even against the light. A: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, raisins, smoked tones of bacon, spicy, light licorice. T: a little oily mouthfeel, velvety smooth, roasted, smoked malt, like bacon, chocolate, espresso, hint of prunes, cocoa, only decent bitterness on the palate well balanced with sweet dark malt, dry bitter finish, medium to full body, lower carbonated, very good beer for this style worth to try, 0,33l bottle from beer festival in February in Brugge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. The strong aroma of malt and chocolate, a weak sour note. The head has a normal size and duration, it is beige and creamy. A rather bitter taste, malty with some coffee. The body is medium strong, light creamy and lively with a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
[Bottle (330ml)] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size long-lasting frothy dark beige head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is smoky, yeasty and malty first along with chocolate and a bit of dark fruit in the back. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee and yeast along with a bit of chocolate and very light hops. Medium bodied. Pretty good, enjoyable Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Flavors are molasses, charred wood, smoked meat and chocolate with chalky, mineral and oxidized notes. Medium body, good carbonation, smooth texture.

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