Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

3fourths' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
bottle. deep brown body, small tan head. oily black patent char in the nose with a milder sense of campfire wood/ash. medium body, somewhat oily texture, medium-low carbonation, sweet with lots of dark chocolate / coffee / roast, but combine the effervescent Belgian yeast with some burnt grain husks and chalky yeast, well, the texture and body could use some refinement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (248) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 8, 2015
Ink black body. Medium beige head. Strong aroma of toasted malt, then smoke, coffee and chocolate notes. Flavour starts with caramel. The the toasted malt is taking most of the place bringing smoke with it. Light chocolate and coffee notes. Long finish, bitter it´a bitter then smoky. A good smoke aftertaste. Oily body, low carbo, nice mouthfeel. A good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (1036) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2015
11.2 Bottle. Poured dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, fruit, smoked and some coffee. Taste is similar, some smoke, bacon like notes, coffee and certainly hoppy bitterness. Super interesting beer, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1510) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours a deep black color, topped wit ha solid and dark cream colored head. Mild roasty aroma, nice chocolate notes and some mild warm alcohol notes. Taste starts sweet with some chocolate feel, moderate roasty presence with some quite heavily bitter coffee notes in the finish and some mild presence of it in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (299) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Aangeraden door Bert’s Bierhuis. Ik zou zelf niet zo snel een Porter van Belgische makelij kopen, maar fijn dat ik dat toch heb gedaan. Een heel geurige porter, gebrande mout, rook, chocola, koffie. Ook in de smaak komt dat terug, deze is vol en rond van smaak, fris door de koolzuur. Lekker complex en diep, heerlijk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4649) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, large creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is smoky, roasted malt, tobacco, ashtray. Flavor is very light sweetness, light plus bitter, light smoke. Full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JanVah (216) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
På flaska importerad från Belgien. Mörk brun nästan svart färg. Doftar något av kaffe och aningen av något bär. Smakar syrlig karamell med en eftersmak av beskt kaffe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (474) - - MAY 22, 2015
Pours dark brown with big creamy light brown head. Aroma od roasted barley malt, tabacco, almost like in smokehouse. Similar is taste, firstly sweet with nostes of dark chocolate, little presence of dried fruits, roasted malts and with little smoked/sweet finish. Dry/sweet aftertaste. soft carbonation, medium body , low bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jspronck (148) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2015
Black with medium beige head. Aromas of dark chocolote, coffee, dark fruit (somehow i managed to miss the smokiness every body could smell). In mouth, good carbonation, thin texture, long and bitter coffee finish. Not bad but I didn’t think it was special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tjenneke (5) - bilthoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015 does not count
dark brown with tanned minimal head. Smokey nose with caramel and burned malts. A bit sweet with a medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
A black body full of brownish yeast flakes,with a frothy tan head that stays around and leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is very nice, it smells like smoked meat, chocolate, and some burnt malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but it’s not quite as smoky. It tastes like smoked malts/meat, bittersweet and milk chocolate, charred malt, and some coffee. There’s also a smoky and burnt/ashy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium, it’s smooth and slick with a fair amount of carbonation.

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