Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 329   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1783) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle@Borups - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, mocha, caramel, herbal hoppy notes in there as well. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5770) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of smoke, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dried fruit and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1076) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Black in the glass. Smoky aroma similar to Acht Schlenkera but not as assertive. Clean roasted malt flavor with a touch of smoke, cocoa and coffee. Overall, a solid brew...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanalst (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
I can see why this beer is also refered to as "smoked" porter. I think the smokey part of this beer is too much of a good thing. It could have been a lot more subtle if u ask my opinion. The taste however is quite balanced and I suspect there is quite some caftmanship in this beer. Maybe this one is best categorized as "aquired taste" I just finished my first and probably not my last of this interesting beer. If "smokey beer" is your thing, this might be a good one to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (126) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
Color negro intenso con una generosa cabeza de espuma beige con buena retención en la copa; en nariz se percibe malta tostada, cacao, lúpulo y humo; en boca entrada refrescante con notas ahumadas y terrosas, con el amargor muy comedido, pos gusto largo y seco con cuerpo y carbónico medios, una buena cerveza propia de este estilo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (162) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2014
Negra, con una buena capa de espuma de burbuja fina y color café que desaparece lentamente dejando el encaje en el vaso. Aroma suave a ahumado y algo de chocolate. Cuerpo medio y no excesivamente carbonatada, cremosa pese a no tener mucho cuerpo. En boca ligera presencia del dulzor del chocolate, algo de lúpulo, café y malta tostada, todo ello en una agradable nube de humo. Alcohol muy bien integrado. Una gran cerveza con muy buena relación calidad precio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
33CL bottle from Valhallas Goat in Glasgow Aroma is grain with light chocolate and a bit of smoke taste is dry with chocolate and again a little bit of smoke body is slightly thin for A B V , A NICE BEER BUT MORE OF A STOUT THAN A PORTER

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Very dark, clear, cola brown. Minimal, bubbly, tan head. Blackcurrant. Dark malt. Some liquorice. Some smoke. Taste is fruity dry. Smokiness on the palate. Overly carbonated, though. Sweetness on the finish. Mostly dry. Light bitterness, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1647) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Tom,Stable medium bubbly head, almost completly opaque black colour, aroma of tobacco, smoked nuts and dirt, flavour of dark chocolate, rum baba, nuts and cream filled chocolate,light sweet and quite rounded, mellow medium bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Black with airy, offwhite head. Sourish, slightly smoky aroma. Flavour has as a lot more smoke, surprising. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

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