Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

Trappistenbier's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappistenbier (52) - - MAR 24, 2010
Viven Porter, a SMOKED Porter at 7.0 vol%. This is the first commercially available smoked porter made inside Belgium! A revelation! Notice the care that’s been taken for the image. Black lettered labels and capped with a black crown cork. This beer pours completely black ! The foam is creamy and brown colored. Folks, that’s already a sign of quality ! Now, this is stunning folks ! I already had this beer at the Bruges Beer Fest, and was already surprised by it. This time, some bottle conditioning has even done some more complexity. Nosing immediatly gives roasty and smokey accents, and this in perfect harmony with - again - fruity yeasty flavours. Tasting gives a very thick beer. Wow, what a dense liquid. I taste sweetness, smokey malt flavours, tobacco, fruits (plums-raisins-dried fruit), roasty malts, coffee. Again, an amazing brew this is from Dirk Naudts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Black colour with a tan head. Roasted and smoky aroma with a medium smokey taste. Thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WD_Master (13) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2016
Dark, almost black beer. Roasted and smokey aroma. Tastes the same. A bit overwhelmed by the carbonation. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
2016-09-12. Black body, with a nice brown head and small amount of lacing. Aroma has a good amount of dry cocoa and roast malt, mild sweet malt base. Flavour is similar with a sweetish malt base, lightly sweet Belgian yeast character and fruit notes. Dry cocoa and moderately roast overtones. 7+ Medium bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Decent. 7/4/7/3+/15 Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Very dark mahogany pour with a medium height, fine-grained, tan head with decent retention. Notes of smoke, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, some cocoa and subtle roasted coffee beans. Medium body and carbonation and a very smoky and roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deviant (6) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016 does not count
33cl bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, beer with a thick lasting brown foam. Nose: chocolate, smoke, roasted malts and some coffee. Mouth: chocolate, light smoke, some bitter and some sweet. Moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1054) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2016
Robe brune, belle mousse abondante et crémeuse. Nez fumé, légère note de café au lait, noisette, et une touche houblonnée. Bouche à l’attaque finement acidulée, belle note fumée, bulle élégante et finale crémeuse mais fraîche. Un porter plus complexe, une bière de méditation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alomtnez (361) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2016
Creamy brown head very long lasting. Very dark brown colour, almost black appearance. Aroma is cocoa, roasted and toasted malt. Taste is cocoa and some bitterness, mainly at the finish. A very well balanced porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (240) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 1, 2016
Versa nel bicchiere di colore marrone scuro, quasi nero; schiuma color kaki, abbondante, cremosa e persistente. Al naso presenziano: malto tostato, insieme con aromi di caffè, pane fresco scuro, cioccolato fondente e tabacco. In bocca rispetta le aspettative: pane tostato, pancetta affumicata, liquirizia; note di frutta secca, asciutta ed un amaro pronunciato. Ancora leggere note di cioccolato, caffè e tostature; corpo medio-pieno, discreta carbonazione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2627) - CROATIA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with JFK10000. Pours black with dense lasting tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, licorice, light note of smoke. Sweet with bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (406) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
Black as night, large head. Strong aroma of stout. Heavy body, average carbonation. Taste of stout.

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