Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, wood, moderate hoppy, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is creamy to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100805]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted and mild liqourice. Herbal too. Dark roasted malty, liqourice and mild ashtray hoppy. Herbal and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34702) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of smoke. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, medium notes of malt, and lighter notes of chocolate, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled (thanks tdtm82). Quite much black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is nuts, liquorice, some mild alcohol as well. Flavour is wood, ashes, some smoke and mild notes of tar. A quite nicely balanced porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a dense beige head. Fat roastiness and vanilla in the nose, somewhat metallic. Medium body, licorice and hard roasted malt, a little smoke and ashes with quite some malt bitterness. 150610

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Very dark, beige head. Roasty coffee aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Mild salty licorice, some grapefruit. Balanced bitter finish. US-Anglophile porter, well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with weak smoky hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (22510) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
17th May 2010
Opaque dark brown beer. Thick tan head. Dry palate, hard roasted malt - smoky and burned with the expected accompanying acridness! A little fruit under there somewhere! Bone dry finish. Oh dear! About as much fun as a slice of toast burned black. Pretty awful from this otherwise good brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2011
bottle at home ... dark brown black ... slightly smokey roast malts ... hint of chocolate malts ... light roast ... some dark fruits ... and lots of smokey malts ... ok but im not a big smoked fan.

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