Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 501   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alomtnez (335) - 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 (218) - 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 (2381) - 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 (335) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
Black as night, large head. Strong aroma of stout. Heavy body, average carbonation. Taste of stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1240) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 5, 2016
Botle @ home Clear dark brown, brown head Woody, light ashy, light smoke, roasted caramel, nuts, coffee Very soft and rich taste, nuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts, cream, licorice, woody peaty ending

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (606) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
Zwart bier met rijkelijke bruine schuimkraag. Geur: rook, gebrande mout. Smaak: gebrande mout, hopbitter, rook, iets aards, licht zoetig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitterig, zoetig, aards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 03/03/17, gift to Louise from Line Lamontagne, savoured on Saint-Jean-Baptiste 2016; eye: black, opaque, sheet of beige head, average lacing; nose: chocolate, light smoke, slight vanilla, root beer; mouth: chocolate, light smoke, light vanilla, root beer, finale in chocolate with presence of root beer, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin, silky and lightly foamy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 03/03/17, cadeau à Louise de Line Lamontagne, savourée à la Saint-Jean-Baptiste 2016; œil : noire, opaque, couverture de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : chocolat, léger fumé, très léger vanille, racinette; bouche : chocolat, léger fumé, léger vanille, racinette, finale en chocolat avec présence de racinette, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince, texture soyeuse et légèrement mousseuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (335) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 20, 2016
Deep black with nice beige head. A no nonsense porter: coffee, dark chocolate bitter finish. Just as I like them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
Pours an opaque dark ruby brown colours with two finger of light brown head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Smokey aroma with notes of espresso. Taste matches the aroma. Not as dry and bitter as your usual porter. Light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Merci à Ju-Lo pour le partage! Un liquide très noir à la mousse plutôt claire que je parviens à raviver à chaque fois qu’elle semble mourir tant le liquide est crémeux et généreux. Nez de bûche calcinée, de braises rouges et de marshmallow rôtis sur feu de camps. Une pointe d’anis également. Mouthfeel agréable lors de l’attaque, ponctué par une effervescence fraîche et franche. Encore ces malts rôtis en bouche. Finale plutôt aqueuse et poussiéreuse, sans arrière-goût aucun si ce n’est qu’un café froid et plaisant. Un porter agréable et Belge!

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