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Smoked Pigasus | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
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
Ranking:
#16,065
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
146
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
40
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Jordanmtate
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of diablo14
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was expecting big things of this beer based on friends ratings, only to be bitterly disappointed.

It's not a bad beer by any means. My issue is for a beer that is said to include so many ingredients I love, most of them failed to show in any significant way. One of the least smoky smoked beers I've had, and that alone gets it marked down big time.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pretty much straight black from the growler, with a decent head of tan suds. Limited lace, though.

Aroma: Subtle here, roasty but not much of the expected smokiness.

Taste: Very nice mix of chocolate/cocoa malts with only a tint of smoke. Underlying sweetness which I’d expect is from the maple syrup. A very drinkable and subtle smoked beer that creatively combines some original and artful ingredients for a drinkable and not-too-over-the-top experimental porter. Wonderful!

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Photo of ARoman
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap, poured into a "mini-hefe" glass (12-16oz?). The aroma is dry with notes of smoke, maple syrup, and and underlying chocolate coffee and bread crust. It’s a rich, dark cola-caramel hue with a dense, tan foam head that has good retention and a light lace. The taste is a medium sweet with a slightly less intense bitter. The beer’s texture is smooth and creamy with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium body. Flavors of light maple syrup and roasty chocolate are most noticeable with notes of light rye and dark fruit poking through. The finish is crisp and clean with a spicy rye grain and a developing maple flavor. The aftertaste is remarkable fresh clean with a chalky clove and a lightly smokey, dry maple.

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Photo of beerginner45
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nopunk
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraigTravor
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of NSXAG
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluenose0988
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerampage
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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

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Photo of Brewsed
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mexwald
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
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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Photo of leroybrown10
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of Hayscotty
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of otoolman221
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rothobinide
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Smoked Pigasus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 146 ratings
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