Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

paulvanpelt's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (320) - Reusel, - SEP 25, 2013
Een bijna zwart bier met een stevige, mokka schuimkraag. Aroma van geroosterde mouten, as, koffie. Doet wat hartig, bijna zoutig aan. Smaak is droog, bitter. Zacht in de mond, laag tot medium levendig koolzuur, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, a little smoke and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with a little bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carb. A lovely Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1305) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours black with tan head. Lots of smoked malts coming through, smooth and very nicely balanced with a little tobacco and the tiniest touch of sweetness. Dry finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Pours black to brown with a nice beige head, aroma of coffee, chocolate, cherry, wood and tobacco, flavor of coffee, cigarette, cherry, wood, malt and tobacco, medium bodied. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Borup. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of hops with notes of soap and smoke. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and chocolate. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1667) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle@Borups - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, mocha, caramel, herbal hoppy notes in there as well. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of smoke, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dried fruit and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Black in the glass. Smoky aroma similar to Acht Schlenkera but not as assertive. Clean roasted malt flavor with a touch of smoke, cocoa and coffee. Overall, a solid brew...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanalst (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
I can see why this beer is also refered to as "smoked" porter. I think the smokey part of this beer is too much of a good thing. It could have been a lot more subtle if u ask my opinion. The taste however is quite balanced and I suspect there is quite some caftmanship in this beer. Maybe this one is best categorized as "aquired taste" I just finished my first and probably not my last of this interesting beer. If "smokey beer" is your thing, this might be a good one to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (108) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
Color negro intenso con una generosa cabeza de espuma beige con buena retención en la copa; en nariz se percibe malta tostada, cacao, lúpulo y humo; en boca entrada refrescante con notas ahumadas y terrosas, con el amargor muy comedido, pos gusto largo y seco con cuerpo y carbónico medios, una buena cerveza propia de este estilo.

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