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Smoked Pigasus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
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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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of NSXAG
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluenose0988
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerampage
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber dated 12/23/14 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma begins with roasted malt then bitter chocolate appears
Head small (1.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy, diminishing to partial ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – few islands after each tilting, rapidly diminishing
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor weak – light roasted flavor which morphs into a weak smoky chocolate, ends quickly; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of Brewsed
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mexwald
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

split with Mr. Duffextracold

Black with a tiny teacup pig sized head. Smells like maple and milk chocolate. Flavor again plays up with milk chocolate with some maple sweet highlights. Maple can throw off a lot of fruity esters and I like the Pegasus kept it more sweet caramel maple. Best part of this beer is the full, smooth mouthfeel. Almost milk stout like.

For such an array of heavy hitting ingredients like smoke, rye and maple syrup it's a very tame, balanced beer. Hardly any smoke and no rye spice. Don't expect the heavy hitter indicated by the ingredient list.

Photo of leroybrown10
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber-brown with a small cream colored head. Head recedes rather fast but leaves some moderate lacing behind.

Aroma of rye malt and smoke. Some caramel and maybe a bit of bacon. Just a hint of coffee. Nothing is particularly strong.

Tastes of smoke, caramel, and molasses. Roast/burnt flavors reminiscent of the bark on a smoked pork butt. Smoke lingers on the tongue. Nice sweetness which counters the smoke and burnt notes.

Creamy medium-thick mouth feel. Taste lingers on the tongue.

Very good beer which could use some increased intensity in the nose. Love the creamy mouth feel.

Photo of Hayscotty
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of otoolman221
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rothobinide
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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

Photo of napdynmite
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From bottle 6 months. Smells of smoky chocolate and toffee. Thin head and body. Flavor is chocolate, toffee, less smoke than the nose. Body is thinner that expected. I apptecoate the lack of booziness. Not getting any maple though. Solid beer.

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of CHIMat
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Bru-Dog
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TheCondor
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

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1.88/5  rDev -50.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of 30helens
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.