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98
style
Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with American bittering hops.

Beer known as Viven Smoked Porter in the US.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (790) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head with little to no lacing. Taste of smoke, roasty and toasty malts, and chocolate malts. Medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (378) - Braine, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2014
Bire brune au corps malt torrfi assez doux en bouche avec un nez marqu par le fum, le torrfie, la levure. En bouche, belle rondeur dveloppant des armes de cacao, de bois domine par le fum exalt par la levure qui apporte des saveurs surettes. Lamertume est fine et discrte et se rvle moyennement longue sur la langue qui est rche et le palais moyennement gras. En finale, je reste avec une saveurs aqueuse amrise sur des notes minrales. Belle dgustation dans laquelle la levure apporte beaucoup de saveurs, ce qui rend la gorge fort moelleuse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3689) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Black with a brownish hue and a coffee head. Aroma is vanilla roast. Heavy velvet texture. Chocolate, burnt coffee, smoked malt on a thick roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
> Suprisingly solid smoked porter that could use some body

[ Bottle ][ Maxs BBF ][ 330mL ][ Mini Imperial Pint ][ Free ][ 2/15/14 ]
>> Thanks Travlr for the share. Excellent smoked, savory meat nose- spot on for smoked porter- flashes of lemon air freshener. Excellent rocky tan coffee foam with great lacing. Taste is dry, cocoa powder, lightly ashy and bitter. Taste is weaker, lemon, still pretty smokey. Chalky mouthfeel, thin, ashy. Coincidentally my sister was drinking this on the same day all the way in Maastricht, NL.

<!> thinner body, ashy, mild lemon

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
azy brown, thin tan head. Incredibly roasty nose, tons of coffee with light vanilla hints. Smokey bubblegum front with toasty mid palate, light charcoal and chocolate end, sticky and no messy sugars.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
[email protected] Chocolate, coffee but sweetish aroma. Black, brown head, good lace. Sweet, chocolate, nice bitterness, coffee, bit sugary. Full bodied. Flavourful, easy, good stuff!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonBeer (113) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
(Drinking date: 12 February 2014) Pitchblack colour, no light shines through. It had a small layer of thin beige foam but it disappeared quickly. Aromas of a bit of hops, and also of smoke and bacon. It smells like the Big tasty of McDonalds haha. The taste is also smoked bacon, also like the Big tasty... Im not sure if I like it or not. Its a bit strange to recognize the taste of a hamburger in this beer haha. Besides that, you also taste the bitterness of the burned/roasted malt. I think there is a little bit too much heavy carbonation. I dont know what I must think of this beer. On one hand I quite like the taste, but on the other side I dont like the bacon aroma and taste that this beer has. I like the bitterness of the burned malt. The bitterness is not overwhelming, it is exactly right. I think I will finish this beer now, because its not that bad that I want to throw it away, but I wont buy this one again. Thats why it gets the total score of 3.2. (Edit: I didnt finish this beer. The more I was sipping on it, the more I didnt like it. I figured out that I dont like smoked beer unfortunately)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle 0.75l. Pours almost black with small beige head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, slightly sour. Taste light to medium sweetness and bitterness, smokey, roasted, chocolate. Aftertaste has some bitterness and booze, slightly sour on the palate. Very good and complex porter with the right balance of sweetness and smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 10, 2014
Porte belga ma dal carattere decisamente americano. Il gusto dominato dalle note affumicate dei malti e da un irresistibile vena cioccolatosa. Buon amaro finale che si equilibra perfettamente con la dolcezza precedente.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anatole (127) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2015 Couleur noire. Gout fum, caf, lgrement chocolate, amertume moyenne. Bon retour en bouche. Dlicieux.


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