Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, 7.0%. Sweet and roasted aroma, vanilla, mild smoke. Black colour. Stable light brown head. The flavour has a nice roasted note along with a little smoke and a mild sweetness. There is also a little flowery hop note, giving it a bit of jam character. It has a very late, and very bitter roast barley bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3078) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ D-Day in Mojnlandet :-) Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt, and coffee. Bitter, roasty and smoky flavour, with touches of malt and coffee. Hints of liquorice and yeast. Roasty aftertaste with sweetish hints. A very nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (86) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark as the night, virtually no light permeates. First smell is metal welding smoke, woodchip smoke, dark dark coffee beans, ends with a hint of creamy vanilla and overripe banana. Taste is very smokey (which abates with subsequent sips), nice undertone of dark chocolate, slightly creamy. Ends bitter like coffee beans. Aftertaste reminds of tobacco and espresso. Serious winter stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3175) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Znakomite, niemal doskonale. Porter porzadnie czarny i porzadnie podwedzany. Stanowczo wytrawne i wedzone czarne piwo ze spora iloscia mazi w butelce. Piana szaro brazowa, gigantyczna, a po czasie zamiast opadac wrecz sama rosnie. Spodziewalem sie dobrego piwa a otrzymalem super smaczne. Naprawde nie ma sie czego przyczepic. Goraco polecam

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Black with a big brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, some cocoa notes and mild smoky touch. Roasty and mildly smoky flavor with coffee, dark chocolate, a fruity note and a smoky finish. Rounded mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (934) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours in black body with low tan head. Aroma has roasty notes, light smokey, smoked meat, licorice, light woody. Taste has smokey sweetness, dusty, high noble bitterness. Body is full, oily, medium carbonation. Okay, I guess, little bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Serapac (94) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2014
On tap, Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Porter is normally not my beer style, but I thought I would try this, since I am so fond of the Viven Imperial IPA. Black with beige head. Aroma coffee and ginger bread. Taste ginger bread again with the coffee remaining on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathanvc (41) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2014
This Porter appears dark brown and cloudy with a tan frothy head. It has the aroma of dark fruits, nuts, toast, smoke and coffee. You could say it tastes as it looks. A good balance between sweet and bitter. Long bitter finish. Medium body, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
2014 - 05 - 19 330ml bottle. darkbrown-black colour. bif, frothy, tan head. dark fruit and roasty choclate in aroma. bitter-sweet taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (194) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Drinking blind from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma alcohol, espresso, barbecue, smoke, red fruit. The unclear black beer has a small brown head. A sweet espresso taste. Low carbonated.

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