Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with American bittering hops.

Beer known as ’Viven Smoked Porter’ in the US.

sic1314's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - NOV 23, 2012
Poured black with a rapidly disappearing tan head. Aroma of smokey roast malt. Creamy, medium body, flavour of dark chocolate and roast malt with a hint of coffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (470) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 8, 2015
Black colored, medium to small tan creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt with smoked background. Taste is medium to low sweet caramel and chocolate, roasted and smoked malt, cocoa, some burned sensation, dry roasted finish, medium bitterness. Cocoa and chocolate aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (430) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium, foamy,sand-coloured head S: -smoke,chocolate,oats,mocha,licorice,fai coffee,phenolic T: -chocolate,oats,licorice,syru finish F: -medium to high carbonation (overcarbonated for the style) -medium to full body -slight alcohol warmth O: Almost flawless smoked Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
makromaniak (142) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Pitchblack with a beige head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts, wood, coffee, ash. Taste is smokey roasted malts, wood, coffee, licorice. Medium sweet with a long lasting bitter aftertaste. Nice :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bornyensis (122) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2015
Een stout biertje, donkere/ zwarte kleur, je kan het beetje vergelijken met Guiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Black with a good beige head. Aroma is chocolate, dates, medium roasted grains, hint of smoke, touch of vanilla. Medium-full bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, lightly sweet on the palate with a balancing roast and touch of smoke giving an umami finish.  Taste is chocolate, hint of smoke & leather, vanilla, dates, lightly roasted grains. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jvhemert (359) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Aroma mostly smoked ham, nuts Taste quite bitter, little sour Appearance: black, much foam, brown Palate: oily, thin Overall good porter, but lacks depth, overwhelming smokiness and lack of nutty aromas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (391) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2015
In Europe known as Viven Porter but i US as Smoked Porter and it is smoked!

Dark brown, almoust black, beer with a two finger high, creamy, beige-brown head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Smoke, campfire, ash,roasted malt, dark chocolate, pumpernickel, vanilla, cardboard, toffee, molasses, brown sugar and dried fruit.
Taste: Dark fruit, molasses, ash, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, roasted malt, hops and dark bread.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. Dry, bitter ending. Smooth. The texture is complex.

This is definitely a smoked porter! I can not understand why it’s only named "porter" in Europe...? It should have the same name as in USA, "Viven Smoked Porter" !

A beatiful, tasty, creamy, soft, smoked porter! I love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 8, 2015
Black with a dense tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, light smoke. Medium sweet with a dry and bitter finish. A good balanced porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (800) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
Deep dark brown with almost no head to speak of. Coffee ground aroma. Spirited carbonation and a taste of a smooth espresso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1447) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ Slainte. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slightly smoked / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, ligeramente ahumado.

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