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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 363   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3812) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (984) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Redmonds. Black pour, thin tan head. Rich milk chocolate and coffee nose. Crisp bitter flavour, fizzy notes, opens as it warms, introducing coffee and dark chocolate notes. Very light in body, quite fizzy. Short enough finish. Expected more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1136) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
33 cl bottle@home. Appearance: clear dark ruby brown with beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, some hops. Taste: some sour, medium bitter. Palate: sour bitter finish, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (251) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Slight beige head on top of a dark brown body. Aroma of roasted malt and smoke. Medium, slightly oily body. Taste has some smoky bacon, coffee, vanilla and a hint of red fruit. OK, not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
OlafVonk (10) - - DEC 20, 2014
Goede body en voil van smaak, koffie, rozijn en, houterig smaak ern bier om vaker te drinken.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Draft at de Wildeman Amsterdam. Shimmering slate black, decent sienna head. Slick body is a bit thin. I had worked up a considerable thirst on my walk This alone did not slake it. Advertised as a smoked porter....not much smoke at all..a decent porter, yet it seems the brewer was a bit stingy on their addition of "American bittering hops." More roast than hop IMHO. Next!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (105) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2014
Robe noire d’encre parfaitement opaque.Mousse collante, gros col se réduisant, brune claire.Nez de malts torréfiés, café, chocolat.Trop froide pour le moment, attendre : 13h48. 13h53 : arômes de pralines, chocolat amer. En bouche parfaitement plate.Belle rondeur.Notes fumées discrètes mais bien présentes, malts grillés ronds, chocolat, amertume très discrète.Ni douce, ni amère, équilibrée, ronde. 14h : nez de caramel.De type bonbon.Caramel mou.Mais sans douceur, pas tellement sucré (j’aime). 14h03 : belle complexité, difficilement définissable. 14h05 : le fumé se développe en bouche; discret mais présent, subtil et délicieux. Porter de grande qualité.Très subtile, peut-être trop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Looks inviting with a big creamy head. Aroma and taste are unusual in a chocolate-covered-bacon kind of way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1252) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 1, 2014
large frothy light brown. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick black body. aroma: moderate malty, smoke. if: light sweet bitter, salty hints. ff: light sweet moderate bitter salty hints; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Backbone maltada, com presença defumada e salgada por todo o gole, dando um toque especial, inusitado. Muito saborosa. Lembrança bem leve de café. Puxa mais pra smoked que para Porter. 90 s

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3531) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a massive creamy beige head, smoke and roast malt aroma, taste has smoke, sweet milk chocolate, some roasted malt, hint of coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (659) - - NOV 20, 2014
33cl flesje via Het Bierhuis, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 7% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: zwart met mooie crèmelaagje Aroma en smaak: gerookt, koffie, chocolade, vanille Conclusie: aparte gerookte smaak, niet slecht ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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