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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4308) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle from the lcbo. Jet black pour, medium light brown head. Robust malt Aroma, slightly sweet charred malts, with hints of smoke and coffee. Finish is very roasty, and malty, with some good coffee, and bitter cocoa. Hints of licorice and campfire, light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4217) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. This ended up being poured into a flared tulip. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin white foamy coated head. Dissipated at a nice pace. Filmy milky looking lace glossed the sides of the glass in a level coated fashion. The smell started off with some sweet to roasty to meaty smooth creaminess up front. Light vanilla enters in as it warms to balance. The taste was exceptionally smooth and sweet with a stellar amount of a creamy aftertaste and wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a creamy to silky smooth feel sliding on my tongue. Nice and sessionable, ABV seems to barely hit. Overall, smoked porter, definitely and I would love to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lexowski (2) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
Litte bit weak. Too much carbonation. Overall ok. Mr hier zakt mijn broek ni van af.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5073) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
330ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow (bb 15 Oct 2017), roasted malty, coffee aroma, opaque near black with a good lasting tan head, coffee, smoked, some vanilla, creamy texture, quite smooth, bitter malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3258) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Pours resinous black with a moderate beige tan head. Aroma is slight smoke roasted malts with light hop bitterness. Taste is much the same, maybe a little high on carbonation but good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7981) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Bottle from Willems. Jet black pour with a big beige head. Quite burned smoked aroma. Roasted notes. Smoked and roasted malty flavor with some sweet notes. Smoked roasted finish. Ham!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (431) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
It pours opaque black with mahogany highlights; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: charcoal, coffee, and toast. The taste is light bitter and lightly sweet; there are notes of: toffee, coffee, and grapefruit zest. The palate is medium light bodied with light carbonation and a long finish. Overall, its a tasty little number.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Deep black pour with a thick creamy tan head. The nose is really rich and chocolatey with some vanilla and notes of toasted coconut. Theres a really rich fudgey note here with a touch of earthiness. Slightly savoury smokey element to the beer with a touch of bitterness on the back. Rich and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (882) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown body, medium chocolate head with good retention and decent amount of lacing. Aroma licorice, toasted malts, burned sugar, hints of leather and some hops. Taste of dark chocolate, well done toast, leather, herbs, burned caramel. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zarguon (22) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Second 330ml bottle. Pours dark with beautiful beige head. Clear aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste of smoke, malts, chocolate, caramel. Full round mouthfeel. Taste is rather sweet especially when warmed. Really nice for the price, quite just whats expected from a proper porter.

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