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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 531   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
Viven van Viven. Vive Viven van Viven. Que vive Viven van Viven. Cette porter va crer un raz-de-mare sur lAngleterre, parce que cest une chasse gard nationale, et ma fois, si je comprends bien le genre, on a affaire ici un maestro... Donc raz-de-maestro sur le porter au pays des anglais Quon se le dise!! Le porter nest plus anglais mais belge (en loccurrence), et nous avons dj connu quelques noms mmorables dans le genre!!! (cfr la Noir de Dottignies par de Ranke ou la Kabert des Struise , et aussi bien sr, dj par la Proefbrouwerij, la Troubadour Obscura) Donc, ne devrait en souffrir la modestie des anglais, les stout et porter sont aussi belges. Quon se le dise!! Etiquette trs sympa sur le modle des Wanted des Western aux States. Couleur de la bire noir charbon, absolument opaque. Mme une autruche (struise) ny retrouverait pas ses petits Mme en transparence, rien ny fait. Charbon is charbon, isnt it? Mousse caf moka qui nappe 3 mm. Armes de moka, cerises noires, pointe de pket, de cassis, mres, pain noir et bien sr bois en train de fumer. Volume trs structur de la 1re bouche, qui nous offre un super concentr caf/fume. Dailleurs la bire sappelle aux States smoked porter. Arrire-bouche plus complte avec du malt. 2me bouche dense avec une belle profondeur, et une toute lgre nuance de kirsch et de cassis. 3me bouche o les nuances saffinent, tout en restant dans le domaine du vigoureux. On trouve aussi un fond de single malt tourb assez original. La longueur montre un grand fondu concentr. Du vrai caf, comme celui pour lequel on achte une vraie cafetire italienne pour le faire. La levure est du caillou, structure, forte. Lalcool est trs bien pour le sujet (on dirait un wanted 7 abv cherchez pas, cest cod). Finale o on reste sur la lance, avec du chocolat noir 90 % de cacao. Bref, on a trouv le coupable sur laffiche, et la rcompense va se dvoiler en chiffres: 5 dollars (pardon, joubliais les 0, donc 5000 dollars), mais 5 toiles, oui.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate head. Wow. This is smokey. The smoke plays beautifully off the porter style with some great roasted and smokey notes in the nose with the slightly heavy smokiness in the taste. Great drink. Truly.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2075) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle 330ml from King&Godfree. Great cigar-porter. Aromas of smoke, roasted caramel, coffee, milk chocolate, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, long lasting. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4195) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Znakomite, niemal doskonale. Porter porzadnie czarny i porzadnie podwedzany. Stanowczo wytrawne i wedzone czarne piwo ze spora iloscia mazi w butelce. Piana szaro brazowa, gigantyczna, a po czasie zamiast opadac wrecz sama rosnie. Spodziewalem sie dobrego piwa a otrzymalem super smaczne. Naprawde nie ma sie czego przyczepic. Goraco polecam

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerheart65 (1501) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Deep ebony black with huge creamy light brown long head. Salty licorice, coffee, nice roasted aroma, sweetish, milk chocolate. Sweet roasted velvet, medium body, long roasted finish. Really good stuff, looks great, very good palate, nice flavors, enjoyed!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 3, 2011
pure black in your glass headed with a creamy consistent foam, light brown colored. thick layer till the end, slow lacing on sides, if disspated just gentle twist your half-pint glass... here it comes! Your nose will be fulfilled with toast coffees, chocolate & dry fruits aromas while your mouth will feel a dry bitternes well balanced with the dry fruited taste. Look for a licorice flavour too. Even being a heavy one youll receive a refreshing finish. a 0,33 ml bottle forces you to get more than one. if porter style its not your favourite, Vivenll gotcha...changing up your mind.it really does

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1234) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Smells mildly smokey with hints of chocolate. Taste is smokey with hints of roast and sweet malt. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Viven Smoked Porter finishes with a mild smokiness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deanhollman (5) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
This is a seriously good beer. This is by far the best porter i have ever had. It is mellow yet has really deep and complex flavours.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (496) - - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at WVRST, but dont remember the date. Dark chocolate and touch of coffee in flavours. Strong aroma of dark chocolate. Very dark opaque black with off-white head. Lovely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huku (14) - - DEC 9, 2015
This one is worth trying. It has a nice sweet but also rather rich and thick taste. It leaves a pretty good overall after taste but perhaps could be a bit more carbonized in terms of palate. The appearance is pretty standard but, yet, its a nice design.


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