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Viven Smoked Porter - Brouwerij Van Viven

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BA SCORE
87
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Viven visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mwilbur on 05-24-2012)
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge - Lisle, IL
L - black with a tan head
S - smoked malt, molasses, faint fruit and chocolate
T - smoky, rich, fruity, chocolaty, caramel
F - medium body, sweet and sticky
O - good smoked porter. I was hoping for a more prominent Belgian aspect with yeast, but it was pretty standard as far as smoked porters go.

Serving type: on-tap

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly black except for some dark brown through out the glass when held to the light,a great looking thick beige head atop that left multiple rings of broken lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Smoke and a tinge of iron starts out the nose, a light molasses element as well to give it a little sweetness, but it's still quite dry.The smoke is on the lighter side flavor wise with some unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar flavors coming into play.As the beer warms the sweetness is magnified and it gets a little sticky but the sweetness is never to big.A really nice smoked porter,all the flavors come together really well.

Serving type: bottle

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. quite a dark pour, a thin layer, pretty much just a ring of very light tan.

Aroma, dry cocoa and roast malt. Some charry smokey notes/

Taste, a faint tart plum up front, quickly goes to dark chocolate and roast malt. Some coffee and big cocoa finish. A little earthy anise. Smoked malt, if there is any, is very mild.

A little lighter in body and a slightly above average carbonation make this seem a little thin, but it coats ok. Drinks very easy as well. Alcohol is quite hidden.

Advertised as a smoke beer by the label, but really just a nice porter. Would get again.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 01:23:31 | More by Bung
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Viven Smoked Porter from Brouwerij Van Viven
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.