Smoked Pigasus | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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146 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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!

Added by Vonerichs on 10-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
40
For Trade:
2
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1.88/5  rDev -50.8%

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2.57/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - dark brown, nearly opaque, with a solid cinnamon colored head, typical of the style

Smell - very subdued. Mostly dark roasted malts and some maple sweetness from the syrup addition. I didn't get much smoke aroma at all, which is disappointing

Taste - initially I get some maple syrup, but that gives way to burnt flavors. The finish is extremely bitter from the charred malt.

Mouthfeel - full bodied. The intense, lingering bitterness is very unpleasant.

Overall - This beer was very disappointing. Very little smoke flavor and the bitter, charred malt was overwhelming.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of myveryown
2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A pitch black beer with a rapidly disappearing head, the nose reminds me of an imperial stout, but the flavors are thin and blend together to form a dry roasted nut flavor. The mouthfeel is very thin with almost no carbonation. The smoke flavor is nearly nonexistent, and the flavors are nothing to shake a stick at.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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