Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is smoked meat and sweet wood with roast and chocolate malt, earthy and herbal hops with prunes and figs. Flavor is smoked meat and dark roast malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, sour dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (978) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4468) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (284) - 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 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1298) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JanVah (206) - 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 (421) - - 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 (144) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PauloAG (193) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
330cc bottle. Lots o smoke in the nose and also in the mouth. Not my stile. Find it very heavy for the stomach. Under the "bacon" I got very interesting sweet malt, roast and coco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4683) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is mild smoked with flavor of roasted malt and coffee,nice malty with note of cocoa and malt,smoked mouth feels and mild finish.

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