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Smoked Pigasus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: half finger head on a near jet black body. Excellent thick lacing.

S: Milk chocolate, roasted malt and a nice amount of coffee.

T: roasted malts, coffee, smoked malts. Simple but very good.

M: medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: this one has a lot of great smoked and roasted flavors none of which are overwhelming. This is surprisingly drinkable for the style. Another excellent brew from this brewey.

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was good, a porter made with smoked rye malt and maple syrup. having just come from square one and having their maple stout though, i thought this was a let down. the pour is rich and chocolatey brown with an inch of mocha head. the nose is overpowered by the smoke and spice from the rye, and none of the maple really comes through. the same is also true of the flavor unfortunately, which as a smoked porter is excellent. the smoke isnt too strong, the rye is really potent, and the feel is smooth and creamy. id just like to see more maple flavor worked in with those other two big bold characters. still a tasty drink, nice this time of year. the use of rye in this is perfect, so any enthusiast of that should give this a go.

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very smokey and bacon-like.

T - Bacon-like taste. It really did have bacon taste. Smokey with a sweet maltiness for balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.

O - This is a very good smoked porter. Love the mild smoke and bacon flavor.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  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 imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.2/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of Tone
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight smoke, slight hop, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coffee, hops, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of wheat, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good aroma, blend, and body. The strength of smoke in body and aroma was disappointing, as was the overall appearance.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.15.13
11 05 13

A - Pours a dark brown with a large foamy, dark tan head with good retention.

S - Smokey, malty, mpale.

T - Maply syrup and a subtle smoke.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Not overly sweet, best 4 Hands I have had.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EgadBananas
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of crobinso
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.48/5  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 ThePorterSorter
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of thufflife
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice dark color with some slight caramel edges. There is a nice light tan colored head that is dense and sticky and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma of a porter. Roasted dark malts with some slight coffee. Definitely some smoke is perceived. There is some slight caramel in the nose.

Flavor follows the nose but it is more lively. Starts off with some delicious smoked malt notes. Smokey and roasted. Some coffee with some dark cocoa notes and bitterness. The maple blends well and slightly offsets the smoke with some nice sweetness. Brown sugar notes and caramel are present. There is also some mild cocoa powder sweetness. Very nice. Im not the biggest fan of big smokey beers but this one is not too bad and especially because all the flavors blend so well and the smoke doesn't overwhelm. Mouthfeel is medium and roasty with a nice dry finish.

I was pretty pleasantly surprised with this brew. I know 4 Hands can make a great beer but I'm not the biggest fan of heavily smoked porters. However, this is very well balanced. Yes. There is smokey and roasted malt notes but there is alos a nice underlain cocoa and sweet maple undertone that brings this full circle. Nice job.

Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.