Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 531   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 15/20
yngwie (16821) - Kristiansand, - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. It pours a dark brown body, unclear, and topped by a creamy, minimal sized light beige head. Rather smoked aroma, ham and some old bonfire. Some cocoa and forest. Creamy, soft mouthfeel and semi-dry. Some alcohol warmth too. Ham, bonfire hints and cocoa in the flavor, nice bitterness too. Lasting roasted and bitter finish. Some yeasty hints. Certainly not a beer Id expect from Belgium, but its pleasant indeed. 130516

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (772) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
330ml bottle. Expiry 03/03/2017. Today? March 23, 2017. Oops. Its TOTALLY fine however, pouring black with dark, dark brown around the edges and a creamy mocha coloured head. On the nose, dark coffee, ash, faint smokiness, and a light woody note. Taste wise, a tiny bit of sweetness with lots of dark malt notes, dark roast coffee, and light smoke that leads into bigger roasted malt notes, light caramel, more dark coffee, with some tannic bitterness, and a faint hint of marzipan in the finish. This is all round solid. I just wish I had bought a few more to cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6061) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
330ml bottle pours black in colour with a finger of light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains, chocolate and smoke. Taste is a roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness finishing with a smoky, peat. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a nice brew for the style. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
[8708-20160912] 330mL bottle. Roasted newspaper and shredded toasted peaty wood aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy brown head and a dotted lacing. Roasted woody paper and toasted peat moss flavour. Full body is a little rough. Good. (8/5-/7/3/15) 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (1666) - Gdask, POLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Aromat wyraźnie wędzony, lekko słodkawy. Pźniej staje się wytrawniejszy. Bardzo przyjemnie pachnie. Pojawiają się śliwki. W smaku wytrawny, czekoladowy. Są nuty kakao. Alkohol lekko grzeje podniebienie. Bardzo fajnie pachnie. W smaku jest nuta śliwek wymieszanych z suchym kakao. Świetny porter, czuć w nim wpływy De Molena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidf93 (70) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 1, 2017
Smokey ash, coffee. Very dark brown colour with medium tan head. Soft carbonation with velvety texture. Very drinkable enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
allthough (1) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2017 does not count
Promising looks. Nice dark. First taste ashes, smoke and animal. Like smelling your clothes the morning after a night out. No body to compensate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2527) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2017
On tap. Black colour with beige head. Smoked and roasted aroma. Roasted, smoked, chocolate taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3976) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Well-carbonated carbon black body with a dark, foamy cocoa head. Dry black patent and wood sour nose with wild roasty tartness-quite lovely. Medium-bodied, ash in the back of the palate, while black licorice licks roll off the front of the tongue. Burnt cinders and ashy finish. While the aroma was promising, the body is overly burnt and smoky throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emdejes (63) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2017
33 cl Bottle - Very bitter finish, lots of dark chocolate and raisins. Smoky!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2402) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium size, dense beige head, rich lacing. Peat aroma, sausages, dark chocolate and dark rye bread. Light to medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Smoky taste, peat, coffee, dark chocolate, woody dryness and ashes. Mid-dry and mild bitter finish.

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