Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 498   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (573) - 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 (855) - 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 (531) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Aroma: like a campfire with underlying sweetness; Appearance: completely black with tan head that dissipates fairly quickly; some lacing; Taste: not too smoky; decent porter but a little watery; Palate: heavy body with long finish that isn’t entirely pleasant; Overall: not as bad as I was anticipating but probably wouldn’t get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (586) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2016
Pours deep dark black with small tan head that quickly dissipates in my tulip glass. Lots of roasty and smoky bacon-type aroma, a little coffee, caramel. The smokiness and roastiness are also prominent in the flavour, along with caramel, charred meat, cocoa, earthy hops. Light to medium bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QcBeer (118) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Couleur noire avec une belle dentelle beige foncé. Senteur de malt rotie, noisette. En bouche, doux et délicat chocolat noir!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1772) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottled. Dark body, thick beige head. Overall like an imperial stout. The aroma is very smoky, the flavor smoky bacon. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3679) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a modest mocha head. Aroma: Phenolic/peaty smoke, fairly strong, inky dark chocolate, sort of a peppery/dank hop character, a little black coffee, changes to a bit more of a wood/meat smoke as it warms. Palate: Medium-full body, relaxed carbonation, a little powdery. Flav.: Quite a bit of smoke (peat and wood) with a slightly tangy dark malt backbone, a little caramel and molasses peak through, not as much chocolate as the nose, virtually no coffee with the same dank/peppery hop character; lightly sweet with fair bitterness and a lightly smoky and fruity finish with some dark maltiness.

Interesting enough. Not something I’d need to drink much of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Nice aroma and big flavor. Roasted malt, smoked wood, coffee. No noticeable sweetness. Slight bitter finish. Dark with a creamy tan head. Full feel and smooth. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2629) - GREECE - DEC 28, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark brown almost black color withe beige head. Roasted malty aroma, licorice, coffee, light chocolate, caramel, smoked notes, some hoppy notes too. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

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