Smoked Pigasus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 129
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | 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:
Beer added by: Vonerichs on 10-26-2012

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!
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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 129
Reviews by mdcrouser:
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of otoolman221
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with little penetration to light. A fingernail of khaki foam is present around the rim. Wonderful aroma of smoke and just a faint whiff of maple syrup. The flavor is loaded with smoked malt,rye,and maple syrup. It becomes too sweet as it warms and you have more. The mouth is lightly sticky and dry. This beer should be paired with bacon.

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Photo of navband
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Beezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pretty much straight black from the growler, with a decent head of tan suds. Limited lace, though.

Aroma: Subtle here, roasty but not much of the expected smokiness.

Taste: Very nice mix of chocolate/cocoa malts with only a tint of smoke. Underlying sweetness which I’d expect is from the maple syrup. A very drinkable and subtle smoked beer that creatively combines some original and artful ingredients for a drinkable and not-too-over-the-top experimental porter. Wonderful!

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

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Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hooliganlife
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 12-11-14

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of fluffed up tan head. Good head retention & above average lacing

S: Smokeyness & roastyness

T: Roastyness, cocoa, dryness, faint smokeyness up front. Smokeyness mixes with cocoa sweetness, caramel & a little maple syrup as this warms, picking up a little lactose sourness with the cocoa. Finishes with cocoa, faint caramel & smokeyness, plus a little dryness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, thins out a touch when warm

Drinks pretty easy, a solid porter

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NSXAG
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayscotty
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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