Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 505   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1033) - 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 (7216) - 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 (1313) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark brown with a big and thick tan head that looks like an ice cream float. Nice aroma - dark malt, prune and raisin, dark roasted coffee, bit of smoke. Flavour follows the aroma to the note. Body is a touch thin. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kostasgiotis (80) - GREECE - JAN 19, 2016
black body with a two finger good brown head.aromas are coffee,dark friuts.the body is full with medium carbonation.the taste is a little bitter,smoky!!!, coffee leaving a warm aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Cheers Joe. Black pour with a tan head and lace. Very strong fruit, berry, raisin aroma. Roasted malt, smoked coffee, chocolate flavour. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
330ml bottle smoked porter. Pours a thick frothy brownish head and has a pitch black appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas of dark roasted malts, quite smokey, coffee and earthy hops. Flavours are also quite smokey, with more roasted malt notes, some coffee and hints of dried fruit (raisins, plums). A little bit of sweetness as well. Good retention. Smooth, silky and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (904) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Nice black beer with long lasting big brown head. Smells a bit smoky, malty. Flavour is good, roasted malts, yeasty breadiness, enough hop character to balance out the malts and leaves a pretty crisp finish. Exactly what I want in a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (688) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Dark brown-black with a tan cola-like head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, black coffee, charred wood and smoke. Medium bitterness. Nice.

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