Smoked Pigasus
4 Hands Brewing Co.

Smoked PigasusSmoked Pigasus
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Style:
Smoke Porter
Ranked #47
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,965
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
146
From:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  38
SCORE
86
Very Good
Smoked PigasusSmoked Pigasus
Notes: 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 by leroybrown10:
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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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leroybrown10 from Missouri, Jan 16, 2015
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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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JosefBerger from Illinois, Jul 08, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The name had me really amped up and coming from 4 Hands, the excitement was there. It smells good but I noticed from that, there was no smokiness, mostly a roasted smell. No head to it, dark black color. After that, there wasn't much good about it. Not saying its a bad beer, it just didn't live up to the expectations I had for it. No smoke flavor to it at all, a little bit of a sweet tinge to it but not as much as I was expecting with the maple syrup. The bitterness wasn't as harsh, which was a nice thing, along with the chocolate coming along. So, overall, it wasn't a bad beer, just one of those beers with a lot going on that didn't quite deliver.

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jaredsmith83 from Missouri, Dec 21, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jordanmtate from Illinois, Jun 03, 2015
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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Rothobinide from California, Jan 07, 2015
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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gtwreck45 from Missouri, Mar 08, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

NSXAG from Arizona, Feb 17, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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napdynmite from Illinois, Dec 30, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hayscotty from Missouri, Jan 15, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

30helens from Missouri, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

mks0913 from District of Columbia, Sep 01, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

gruss004 from Oklahoma, Jan 04, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bru-Dog from Virginia, Oct 06, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6%

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3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beerhemoth from Illinois, Mar 02, 2016
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beerginner45 from Missouri, May 18, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tim007007 from Illinois, Feb 25, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

otoolman221 from Missouri, Jan 15, 2015
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3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bluenose0988 from Missouri, Feb 12, 2015
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

lemmy187 from Missouri, Feb 08, 2015
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3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

mm9899 from Missouri, Mar 26, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jcarriglio from Missouri, Nov 29, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 146 ratings