Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 513   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerman33190 (89) - - DEC 25, 2013
Aromas of coffee, ash, carbonised wood, dark chocolate. Rich texture, bitter taste with sweet overtones, coffee and choco again. Not my favorite style but the palate alone lets you know theres quality there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (162) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2016
0,33l bottle from Belgiuminabox. Pours black colour with not much head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, coffee, peat. A bit bitter taste, quite roasted and smoky. Well-made porter, no gimmicks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (969) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle 0,33L. Birthday gift from Gregor. Black color with average big, frothy, long lasting, light brown head. Aroma of smoked malt, charcoal, dark chocolate and tar. Taste starts light bitter with dark chocolate, while finish is light to medium bitter with already mentioned dark chocolate and tar. Maybe it doesnt sound delicious from my description, but believe me, it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6554) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
33cl bottle in Beers Yesterdays World a bar within an antique shop (Brugge) on 27th Nov 2016. Black pour, tanned topping. Malts rule this dry, semi-smoky brew, some hop action in there too. Hints of dark chocolate and ground coffee grains in the flavour. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
330ml bottle from LCBO. Lets do this. Inky black pour, a little thin-looking, huge and lasting light brown frothy head. Damn, I love that aroma - deep roast malt, hint of treacle, overlaid by a smoky Islay bitterness - just terrific. Taste is mostly the iodine/tar/smoke/peat, just enough of a hint of dark chocolate and light lactic sourness to make it seem not 100% a Smoked - again, lovely stuff. Thin, slick, acidic - perhaps a tad flat, but the smoke/kerosene linger is lengthy, powerful and welcome. WHY did I not stock up on this when it was here???

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (596) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2016
Best before 02/03/2017, aperta il 14 novembre 2016. Marrone scura con lievi riflessi caramello, quasi impenetrabile, schiuma nocciola cremosa e persistente. Aroma di caff, affumicato, prugna (forse dovuto ad una leggera ossidazione), toffee, vaniglia e zucchero di canna. Al palato attacca con caffellatte, vaniglia, affumicato ed una piacevole nota acidula, successivamente si passa dal caff al cioccolato, per poi tornare di nuovo al caff, il tutto accompagnato da note ossidate che possono rimandare alla prugna ed un lieve ricordo di legno. Man mano che si scalda sia al naso che al palato si pu scorgere una nota di peperoncino. Ben carbonata, corpo medio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3652) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, lakris og mrk sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Kirsebr, mrk sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: Athens Beer, Athens.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected]%, N[email protected]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4051) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Black colour with a tan head. Roasted and smoky aroma with a medium smokey taste. Thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WD_Master (13) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2016
Dark, almost black beer. Roasted and smokey aroma. Tastes the same. A bit overwhelmed by the carbonation. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
2016-09-12. Black body, with a nice brown head and small amount of lacing. Aroma has a good amount of dry cocoa and roast malt, mild sweet malt base. Flavour is similar with a sweetish malt base, lightly sweet Belgian yeast character and fruit notes. Dry cocoa and moderately roast overtones. 7+ Medium bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Decent. 7/4/7/3+/15 Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1837) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Very dark mahogany pour with a medium height, fine-grained, tan head with decent retention. Notes of smoke, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, some cocoa and subtle roasted coffee beans. Medium body and carbonation and a very smoky and roasty finish.

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