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Smoked Pigasus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | 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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Reviews by mdcrouser:
Photo of mdcrouser
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big crater on the pour, tiny pocks from burst carbonation in the thin, but lasting head. Completely opaque - not black, but as dark brown as it gets.

Roasted smokey malts, sweet maple syrup come through the nose - unique for sure. Smells like breakfast eminating from the pint glass.

Lots of smoke on this one - like sitting campside with a fire spitting under your nose, rising up, filling your cavities. Some sweetness, but not near as much as the nose.

Creamy, lightly carbonated, setting with heavy smoke on the tongue.

Smoke and hints of sweetness - enoyable, but wishing there was more complexity here.

mdcrouser, Feb 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jaminjohnson, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

navband, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Schlafly33, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Beezee, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Smoked Pigasus was a great porter from 4 Hands. This beer poured a rich opaque dark with slight ruby hue and had tan head that laced. The scent was chocolate, earth, roast and maybe a touch of smoke. The taste was well balanced and followed the scent with mostly roast and peat being present. The mouthfeel was full in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a solid porter and I'd drink this again FO SHIZZ!

WoodBrew, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of hooliganlife
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark black, not thick in any way, light creamy head. bits of lacing.

smoke up front, after a bit mostly light maple syrup and roasted malt, maybe some espresso.

very smoked forward. nice rye bite, but with a sweetness through out. the maple syrup is very faint. charred and burnt finish.

light feel but a moderate carbonation. fills it out a bit.

i was pleased, this was pretty fun and easy to drink. very forward but never overpoering or dull.

hooliganlife, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Transparent at the edges. Nice off white head. Decent surface retention.

Smell - Smokey and nicely chocolatey. Pretty much it but it's nice.

Taste - Less impressive. Much smokier. Less chocolatey, but still present. Bitter in the finish from the malt.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Highly carbonated. Disappointing.

Overall - Decent flavors, nice smokiness. The body doesn't sustain the flavors though.

Alieniloquium, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with a light mohagany hue around the edges. Short tan head with no lacing.

It had a great smokey scent coming from it, as to be expected. It had notes of both tabacco and wood charcoal lumps. There was a slight maple presence, too. Really good aromatics of a smoked beer.

If you like smoke flavor, you'll like this beer. The taste is heavy on the tobacco and bbq smoke with a light sweet finish. The smoke lingers for quite a while.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with good carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer and the smoke was done just right for my liking. The smoke has a strong presence but if you're into that, try this one.

Vonerichs, Oct 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Eaglefan344, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

beersdmf17, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

hoppymcgee, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: blackish brown light brown head, finger, minimal lace and retention.

Aroma: smoky and meaty, chocolate, light spiciness, hint of maple, roast, hint of wood.

Taste: toast, chocolate, roasted malts, smoked wood, grainy, minerals, earthy spice note.

***Body is a bit thin and carbonation has a bit of a prickly texture. Aside though, it does have some nice smoky and meaty qualities, and is an overall enjoyable smoked porter.

EgadBananas, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of TheCondor
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Given to me in the driveway to celebrate the Royals 2014 Wild Card victory over the A's by my homie Small Paul. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a very dark, porter-style brown to black with a light tan head of about one finger. Just what I would expect. Love the name, packaging, and marketing of the brew.

Smell - Bready malts, sweetness, and a bit of chocolate are in the mix. I got a faint hint of smoke and none of the maple.

Taste - Much the same as the nose. Very malty, nice sweetness to it. Roasted malts and a bit of cooking vanilla are there as well. Again, not much on the maple or even the chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Thick and chewy, finishes smooth. Medium carbonation, big body. A bit of bitter on the palate at the end.

Overall - Worth a try, although I won't buy it again. Love the name, love the packaging and marketing, beer is mediocre to slightly above average.

TheCondor, Oct 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

xdtfx, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Skyjmpr, Mar 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5%

CHIMat, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

bdoolittle, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Biff_Tannen, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

StlHopHead77, May 15, 2014
Photo of TheFightingMongooses
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - dark brown, nearly opaque, with a solid cinnamon colored head, typical of the style

Smell - very subdued. Mostly dark roasted malts and some maple sweetness from the syrup addition. I didn't get much smoke aroma at all, which is disappointing

Taste - initially I get some maple syrup, but that gives way to burnt flavors. The finish is extremely bitter from the charred malt.

Mouthfeel - full bodied. The intense, lingering bitterness is very unpleasant.

Overall - This beer was very disappointing. Very little smoke flavor and the bitter, charred malt was overwhelming.

TheFightingMongooses, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

vogeljason, Dec 23, 2013
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Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.