sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kajser27 (470) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
drmet (430) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium, foamy,sand-coloured head
-medium to high carbonation (overcarbonated for the style)
-medium to full body
-slight alcohol warmth
Almost flawless smoked Porter
makromaniak (142) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 :)
Bornyensis (122) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een stout biertje, donkere/ zwarte kleur, je kan het beetje vergelijken met Guiness.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jvhemert (359) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
craftbeersweden (391) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a dense tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, light smoke. Medium sweet with a dry and bitter finish. A good balanced porter.
adamnowek (800) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown with almost no head to speak of. Coffee ground aroma. Spirited carbonation and a taste of a smooth espresso.
melush (1447) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap / Tirador.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slightly smoked / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, ligeramente ahumado.