Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 347   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.

beerman33190's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerman33190 (53) - - DEC 25, 2013
Aromas of coffee, ash, carbonised wood, dark chocolate. Rich texture, bitter taste with sweet overtones, coffee and choco again. Not my favorite style but the palate alone lets you know there’s quality there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Tap @ In de Wildeman (as Smoked Porter), with JulienHuxley & kermis. Color is as good as black. Little light beige head. Aroma’s: smoky, sweet, some red fruit retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted. Medium bodied. Smoky and moderate bitter finish. Nice smoked porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3281) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at In de Wildeman. Dark pour, thin tan foam. Aroma is nice and roasty, nice meaty notes, light smoke, some drop. Taste is smoky, quite umami, almost saline, meaty notes with light alcohol. Palate is med bodied, nice sweetness, medium carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (925) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Keg at De Wildeman, 23rd October 14. Smooth smokey porter, great silky mouth feel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (623) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, brown head. Aroma is a lot of roasted malt with chocolate and woody notes. Flavor is more roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts, mild woodiness, and some smoky notes with a dry finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1226) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle @ home. Black no head. Low carbonation. Strong smoke roasted herbal phenol notes. Sweet medium grassy mouthfeel. Dry malty finish. Solid.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1250) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle served in tumbler- poured a perfect black as my soul color, darkened brown bubbly head that laced upon the vessel very well. Aroma of licorice, peat, smoke, coffee, hate- you know, all the good things in life. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was sent straight to hell with hellfire, but it just smiled and laughed. Middle has a small sting of hops, finish has an oily lacquer feel to it intertwined with smoke and dark chocolate. It’s not my fav (Alaskan smoked porter), but it’s close. Very close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (78) - - OCT 10, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Very smoky on the nose and on the palate, with a bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6104) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours blacck with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, light wood notes. Flavor is malts, chocolate, wood, light peat, mild smoke notes. Medium to full body, average to high carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 051014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1086) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. Black beer, thin mocha head. Heavy syrupy maltiness, molasses, salty licorice, a hint of tar. Hints of dark chocolate and tar, some apricot jam. Malta, smoke flavor without being too sweet, some sour fruits. Bitter finish. Medium to full body, soft texture with sticky yeastiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
serjaymz (89) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 20, 2014
Şişe, istanbul. Siyah renk, kahverengi hızlı sönen köpük.. Koku kavrulmuş aroma malt ağırlı.. Sert sayılır ama düz. Tadım yine kavrulmuş malt ve biraz da topraksılık.. Daha çık kahve espresso tınıları bekliyordum ama bulamadım.. Acılık da ön planda ve kalıcı.. Orta seviye bir Porter..

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