Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (256) - roma, ITALY - AUG 1, 2016
Versa nel bicchiere di colore marrone scuro, quasi nero; schiuma color kaki, abbondante, cremosa e persistente. Al naso presenziano: malto tostato, insieme con aromi di caff, pane fresco scuro, cioccolato fondente e tabacco. In bocca rispetta le aspettative: pane tostato, pancetta affumicata, liquirizia; note di frutta secca, asciutta ed un amaro pronunciato. Ancora leggere note di cioccolato, caff e tostature; corpo medio-pieno, discreta carbonazione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3075) - CROATIA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with JFK10000. Pours black with dense lasting tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, licorice, light note of smoke. Sweet with bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (487) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
Black as night, large head. Strong aroma of stout. Heavy body, average carbonation. Taste of stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1443) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 5, 2016
Botle @ home Clear dark brown, brown head Woody, light ashy, light smoke, roasted caramel, nuts, coffee Very soft and rich taste, nuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts, cream, licorice, woody peaty ending

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (899) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
Zwart bier met rijkelijke bruine schuimkraag. Geur: rook, gebrande mout. Smaak: gebrande mout, hopbitter, rook, iets aards, licht zoetig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitterig, zoetig, aards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3859) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 03/03/17, gift to Louise from Line Lamontagne, savoured on Saint-Jean-Baptiste 2016; eye: black, opaque, sheet of beige head, average lacing; nose: chocolate, light smoke, slight vanilla, root beer; mouth: chocolate, light smoke, light vanilla, root beer, finale in chocolate with presence of root beer, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin, silky and lightly foamy texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 03/03/17, cadeau Louise de Line Lamontagne, savoure la Saint-Jean-Baptiste 2016; il : noire, opaque, couverture de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : chocolat, lger fum, trs lger vanille, racinette; bouche : chocolat, lger fum, lger vanille, racinette, finale en chocolat avec prsence de racinette, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, lgrement sucre, un peu mince, texture soyeuse et lgrement mousseuse; en rsum : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (377) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 20, 2016
Deep black with nice beige head. A no nonsense porter: coffee, dark chocolate bitter finish. Just as I like them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
Pours an opaque dark ruby brown colours with two finger of light brown head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Smokey aroma with notes of espresso. Taste matches the aroma. Not as dry and bitter as your usual porter. Light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Merci Ju-Lo pour le partage! Un liquide trs noir la mousse plutt claire que je parviens raviver chaque fois quelle semble mourir tant le liquide est crmeux et gnreux. Nez de bche calcine, de braises rouges et de marshmallow rtis sur feu de camps. Une pointe danis galement. Mouthfeel agrable lors de lattaque, ponctu par une effervescence frache et franche. Encore ces malts rtis en bouche. Finale plutt aqueuse et poussireuse, sans arrire-got aucun si ce nest quun caf froid et plaisant. Un porter agrable et Belge!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3203) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy beige head, great retention and creamy lacing. Beautiful mild smokiness with roasted malts, hints of dark fruits and hints of vanilla. The taste has the roasted malts, fruits and light smoke in the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden. Easy to drink with not too much smokiness.

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