Trappistenbier (52) - - MAR 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 thatís 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, thatís 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.
Lexowski (2) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Litte bit weak.
Too much carbonation.
Overall ok. Mr hier zakt mijn broek ni van af.
mr_h (4425) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow (bb 15 Oct 2017), roasted malty, coffee aroma, opaque near black with a good lasting tan head, coffee, smoked, some vanilla, creamy texture, quite smooth, bitter malty aftertaste.
cfrancis (2952) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours resinous black with a moderate beige tan head. Aroma is slight smoke roasted malts with light hop bitterness. Taste is much the same, maybe a little high on carbonation but good for the style.
Plovmand (7475) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Willems. Jet black pour with a big beige head. Quite burned smoked aroma. Roasted notes. Smoked and roasted malty flavor with some sweet notes. Smoked roasted finish. Ham!
chris__hartley (368) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours opaque black with mahogany highlights; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: charcoal, coffee, and toast. The taste is light bitter and lightly sweet; there are notes of: toffee, coffee, and grapefruit zest. The palate is medium light bodied with light carbonation and a long finish. Overall, itís a tasty little number.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a thick creamy tan head. The nose is really rich
and chocolatey with some vanilla and notes of toasted coconut. Thereís
a really rich fudgey note here with a touch of earthiness. Slightly
savoury smokey element to the beer with a touch of bitterness on the
back. Rich and tasty.
bunget (765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown body, medium chocolate head with good retention and decent amount of lacing. Aroma licorice, toasted malts, burned sugar, hints of leather and some hops. Taste of dark chocolate, well done toast, leather, herbs, burned caramel. Very nice.
zarguon (8) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Second 330ml bottle. Pours dark with beautiful beige head. Clear aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste of smoke, malts, chocolate, caramel. Full round mouthfeel. Taste is rather sweet especially when warmed. Really nice for the price, quite just whatís expected from a proper porter.
Quevillon (2798) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle bought at LCBO #40 - Barrack & King (Kingston) on February 21, 2016. Black, small beige head. Dark roasted malt aroma, a bit of sweet chocolate. Dark raw barley malt taste. notes of fruity chocolate, nice sour aftertaste with a dry finish. An impressive porter from Belgium!
italianjohn (2754) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin beige head .... Aroma of light smoked malts, chocolate and roasted malts but mostly peated smoked malts .... Taste is of smoked malts, semi sweet chocolate, light licorice and roasted malts .... Light bitter dry hopped bite to it .... Body is thin .... Mouthfeel is a little lively ... Finish is roasted and dry with a light bite