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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 392   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.


sic1314's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4190) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leepe_steven (181) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2015
Pours a dark black beer with one finger tanned head. Aroma has some coffee and a roastiness to it. Taste is the same. Bitter and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (196) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Merchants, Rugby. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, slight smoke note. Taste is creamy, coffee, smoky wood. Decent stuff. This belies the 7% ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3067) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/26/2016. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, molasses, toast, dark bread, light char, light dark fruit, light pepper, and roast/smoke/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/smoked malt and light-moderate yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, molasses, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit, light pepper, light char, and roast/smoke/yeast earthiness. Light roast bitterness/yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, molasses, toast, dark bread, light char, light dark fruit/pepper, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roast/smoked malt and light-moderate yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian influenced smoked porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/smoked malt and light-moderate yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7492) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
Draught at Braukunst Live 2015 Munich. Medium high creamy lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt coffee caramel aroma and flavor with just a hint of smoke. Little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short fnish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Schwarz. Kakao, Schinken, rauchige Röstmalze in der Nase. Malzig, süß, aber geschmacklich etwas schwach, leicht dünn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
20.6.2014. Black beer with brown head. Roasty aroma with some smoke, coffee. Taste is similar, roasted malts with smoky hints and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2015
bottled, thanks frank, very close to black with a persistent beige head; aroma of tobacco, cocoa powder and a touch of smoke; decent burnt bitterness, coffee, warming alcohol; very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (164) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Deep black colour with a creme coloured top. Strong aroma with hints of coffee and malt. Taste has is typical porter; strong bitterness which is accented by the Co2. The aftertaste is apart from the bitterness slightly metallic and spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Black body with a huge tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate ice-cream, a hint of smoke, ash and peat. Flavour of chocolate orange, berries and banana bread. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Bold flavour with lots of complexity - one sip tastes smokey, the next - hoppy, the next - chocolately... Lovely stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jejo (1) - FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Accompagne très bien les crunchips au sel fin. Goût fumé léger et qui accroche au palais.


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