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Smoked Pigasus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoked Pigasus is a robust and delicious porter brewed with rye, smoked malt, and maple syrup. The maple syrup provides a perfect balance for the smoked malt. Smoked Pigasus pours a deep mahogany with aromas of chocolate, smoke, and caramel. A big thank you to Pappy's Smokehouse!

(Beer added by: Vonerichs on 10-26-2012)
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fcolle2:
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours Dark brown nearly black with little light making it through and a one finger khaki head that retains nicely.

Smell is malt forward with rye coming first then more dominate roasted chocolaty malt following. Very faint aromas of maple come in near the end of the inhale but are easy to miss. Not a whole lot of smoke detectable in the aroma.

Taste is really good. Rich chocolaty malt is forward and is blends with caramel, sharp rye and a very faint charcoal smokey flavor. Slight vanilla like sweetness balances the sharpness of the malt and charcoal flavors but Maple is much lighter in the taste and is slightly hard to detect.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Mild charcoal bitterness balances the stickiness and sweetness of the malt. Rye is a little sharp.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 03:29:44 | More by Fcolle2
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KevinL

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-20-2014 21:04:06 | More by KevinL
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2014 05:09:59 | More by coz
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-08-2014 18:02:15 | More by 22Blue
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JosefBerger

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance (4.5) : Very dark, with a very foamy, light-brown head. Very inviting.

Smell (5.00) : Oaty, Smoky, a hint of Sweet. This is a very complex smell but it's all tied together and made into a very simple smell. You can actually pick up on the syrup smell as well, surprisingly.

Taste (4.00) : Very dark and smoky, the maple syrup isn't very prevalent but becomes more prevalent as I drink.

Mouthfeel (4.00) : Leaves an extremely smoky flavor, I feel as though I'm inside a barbecue pit. The carbonation is also just right for this style of beer.

Overall (4.25) : Just an amazing beer in my opinion. Definitely a new favorite, especially around barbecue season.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 17:05:40 | More by JosefBerger
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-01-2014 01:17:53 | More by GregDuB65
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bdoolittle


3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-24-2014 10:18:08 | More by bdoolittle
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-21-2014 22:58:20 | More by Cubatobaco
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-19-2014 18:38:35 | More by thufflife
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-15-2014 02:41:08 | More by StlHopHead77
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-13-2014 02:57:59 | More by Arsenal0328
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scratch69

Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance- Dark brown color with a fingers worth of tan head. Light amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Smoke and chocolate aromas with a light hint of maple.

Taste- Dark roasted and smoked malt flavors with a vanilla sweetness. Chocolate notes with a hint of maple. I am not really tasting any rye flavors.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth. Light amount of carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall- A very good porter. Worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 19:03:02 | More by scratch69
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brandoman63

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-25-2014 22:45:49 | More by brandoman63
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KCRealAle

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-23-2014 00:18:35 | More by KCRealAle
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Smoke? Check. Pun in the name? Double-check. Let's do this shit, said I in the beer aisle. This stuff pours a nearly opaque midnight sienna topped by a finger or so of sandy suds. The nose comprises dark hickory smoke, cocoa powder, roasted malts, and a touch of brown sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, with the smoke thoroughly up front and sticking throughout and the brown sugar taking on a more molasses-y turn. Things seem overly dry and nearly harsh, though, as the smoke and roast aren't very forgiving. The body is a stolid medium, with a moderate carbonation and a rather drying finish. Overall, a nice enough smoked porter, but I felt it was a tad too dry and overly-roasted to truly shine. Still, I wouldn't shy away from a repeat tasting sometime in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:13:47 | More by TMoney2591
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joesteinkamp

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-17-2014 21:18:21 | More by joesteinkamp
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-08-2014 22:57:32 | More by beersdmf17
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-31-2014 14:44:08 | More by wonothesane42
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +30.5%

03-31-2014 01:18:32 | More by Braden
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-24-2014 00:42:53 | More by Biff_Tannen
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-19-2014 00:02:49 | More by Skyjmpr
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-12-2014 02:04:07 | More by Chelseaw30
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-09-2014 02:11:25 | More by HarmonMW
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freemanj

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-04-2014 01:44:11 | More by freemanj
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navband

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-02-2014 18:55:05 | More by navband
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Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.