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Smoked Pigasus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 6
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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3.6/5  rDev -5%

CHIMat, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Bru-Dog, Oct 06, 2014
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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1.88/5  rDev -50.4%

Jlabs, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mks0913, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

30helens, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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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
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

spointon, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

KevinL, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

coz, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

22Blue, Jul 08, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

JosefBerger, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

GregDuB65, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

bdoolittle, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Cubatobaco, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

StlHopHead77, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Arsenal0328, May 13, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

scratch69, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

brandoman63, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

KCRealAle, Apr 23, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev 0%
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.

TMoney2591, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

joesteinkamp, Apr 17, 2014
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Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.