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Stock Porter - Telegraph Brewing Company

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Staying true to original porter brewing techniques, Telegraph Stock Porter is dark and complex, yet eminently drinkable, revealing a tantalizing combination of coffee, vanilla, and chocolate aromas married to a fruity, refreshing acidity. The name "Stock Porter" was the moniker 19th century pub keepers gave to the more expensive Porter that had been aged in their beer cellars, as opposed to "Mild Porter", which was a less complex, less expensive, and less characterful brew.

(Beer added by: JayTheFinn on 05-20-2006)
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-27-2013 02:20:22 | More by t0rin0
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seagullbeer

California

3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

brought home from trip santa barbara. it was cool then took a long car ride then re fridged if that changes things.

A - dark brown can just barely see light on other side, head poured out tall but had big bubbles and fell quickly

S- tinny root beery

T- nice light chocolate flavor, malty, not incredibly flavorful but i really enjoy a nice porter thats easy drinking. the kinda porter you could have a few of without getting bogged down

M- light quickly rides off, like a stallion out past its bed time

O- enjoyable but not one of those tall bottles id pay 6 plus dollars for. i hate finding beers that are enjoyable but not particularly fancy tasting or worth spending extra bucks for

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 02:16:26 | More by seagullbeer
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AgentMunky

California

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Batch 103.

A: A finger of head, off-white, and a translucent dark brown body.

S: Musty-strange yeast. Chocolate. Hazelnut. A hint of sweet fruit.

T: Mmm, nice. Smooth, light, and lightly carbonated. Nutty-sweet, lightly roasted-bitter, and subtly sweet chocolate malt. The finish is moderately bitter, but only just.

M: Smooth and immensely drinkable.

O: If this is what porters used to taste like, then the world has lost something rather special. Very, very drinkable and definitely recommended. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 06:51:50 | More by AgentMunky
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-25-2012 02:21:36 | More by Yesdog
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-26-2012 03:24:33 | More by ejimhof
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beerpadawan

California

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A Baltic 7-up?

The cork seemed too eager to depart its nesting place; a gentle nudge and it was sprinting on to its destiny in a much larger vessel.

The head is off-white whilst 6 inches tall; it settles into the more expected light tan-caramel color. The inky beer smells of sweet malt, with some roasty notes.

Held in mouth, it prickles with exuberance.

The flavor at mid-quaff is just a touch watery, but the beer finishes well with some of the "delicate fruit notes" and chocolate/coffee promised on the label.

I cannot find a statement of the ABV on the label, but Telegraph's Web site says it is 5.7, not 7.5 as indicated on this entry. It has a pretty light body overall and there is no alcohol warmth that I can detect, so I'm leaning toward 5.7.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 07:36:19 | More by beerpadawan
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2neardead

California

2.5/5  rDev -28%

08-26-2012 23:18:25 | More by 2neardead
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-26-2012 03:55:56 | More by JRod1969
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ccrida

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, batch no. 103. Ruddy brown, small tan head, light lace.

Smell is coffee, a touch of caramel. I kept waiting for it to open, but it never did...

Taste is also coffee heavy, less caramel and coco. Really enjoyably vibrant acidity. Waxy phenols, a little sweet ethanol character.

Mouthfeel is a touch over-carbonated. Lighter bodied.

Drinkability is good, a flavorful porter given a brightness from the acidity. Less priming would be better.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 03:42:41 | More by ccrida
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-11-2012 14:17:19 | More by JohnK17
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recent bottle from Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Solid serviceable porter. Exploding cork, very carbonated as told by overflowing glasses. Black with lots of creamy bubbly white head. Medium roast aroma, mild coffee taste. Good drinkability that went with fish, cheese. Smooth mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 05:08:13 | More by Sammy
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-12-2012 02:51:36 | More by fiedler84
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

4/5  rDev +15.3%

04-19-2012 08:16:34 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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Jhatwig


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-02-2012 02:51:01 | More by Jhatwig
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-27-2012 03:09:41 | More by InfernoBoss
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ErnieNavarro


4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-02-2012 04:46:55 | More by ErnieNavarro
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mactrail

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Usual dark brew but with a big foam up, though not excessive. Quite a lot of carbonation in the mouth. Dark caramel with a little bitter hops. Not much aroma but a pleasant nose of roasted barley. Malty in a light-bodied way. I don't get any sour taste, but it does seem lightly oxidized with a wet cardboard finish. A little burnt raisin toast. Ovaltine, that's what it tastes like.

Quite drinkable if you like this mild, murky sort of porter. Label says Batch 80. 22 oz bottle from Mega Liquors in Hemet, Calif.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 06:53:31 | More by mactrail
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Ryan1423

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

02-19-2012 19:32:32 | More by Ryan1423
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spunk509

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - light brown - almost like a robust porter. Although the cork did pop, it didn't fly as high as for others. A milt head coating. Not overcarbonated.

S - Bad. I love sours, but this beer smells sour. There's a hint of slight roast in the background, but I get sour more than anything else.

T - Sour. I don't know if this bottle went bad or what, but this doesn't taste like a porter. It's almost like the Shorts PB&J stout, but that's supposed to be part sour. I would like it if it wasn't supposed to be a porter.

M - Fairly average. Decent body. A little light.

O - A below-average porter. Disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 22:37:14 | More by spunk509
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-03-2011 20:26:03 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Axic10

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-26-2011 20:09:23 | More by Axic10
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

When I released the cork stopper it hit the ceiling.
While I poured this deep brown beer into my glass it was producing evermore tan dense foamy head. Very turbulent carbonation. Nicely clear and with great amounts of lacing.
Aroma has a good roasted malt smell perhaps some toffee to boot.Taste is malty of course some roasted malts toffee malts. There is a sutle coffee grounds and ash taste.
A thinner mouth feel for a porter. The excessive carbonation explodes on the palette perhaps giving the beer a lighter or thinner feel.
Not that bad really excess carbonation and foam cap but other then that not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 13:40:09 | More by micromaniac129
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musicman575

California

3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cork exploded out of the bottle. This beer has the most aggressive foam (I'm gettin' impatient) I've ever seen - it grows like snake fireworks. Beer is a dark and thick hazy orangeish brown. Smells like a usual porter with a metallic smell and taste that subsides with the head. Once you get past that there's a hint of pear and bing cherry. Doesn't have as much of a bite as some porters. Coffee, burnt sugar, and leather, flavors are prevalent, but subdued. Something like grass and rubber in the aftertaste. I don't know if it's just because I live in California, but I think more hops would go nicely.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 05:43:58 | More by musicman575
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weazal

California

4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SMELL: Sweet molasses and chalky dark chocolate. Distinct smokey nature...maybe slightly burnt, but not too bad. Intriguing.

TASTE: Big, filling mouthfeel with a swath of sharply tingling carbonation attacking the roof of your mouth that subsides into a tinny, sweet and sour finish. A vein of sourness runs through the the entire experience, creating a deceptively easy drinking experience and enjoyable contrast to the full mouthfeel and big carbonation.

The dark, roasty nature from the aroma carries through and dominates the tasting experience. Very similar experience to biting into a plum. Sweet, tart, succulent.

For a beer with a good amount going on, it's surprisingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 09:39:32 | More by weazal
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge fluffy head keeps rising, over carbonated as well, touch clear with a rosy dark brown color.

Nose has light roast, charred malts, little burnt coffee, slight sour infection just started to come in the background, touch of caramel, creamy porter aromas.

Taste has light roast, caramel, touch of coffee, vanilla, some lighter bitterness, touch of spicy hops, hint of sour infection in the background as well, bit of chocolate, super dry finish with light bitterness as well.

Mouth is med bodied, too much carbonation (probably result of the onset of infection).

Overall not bad, light roasty easy drinking porter, would be even better without the slight infection onset.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 16:54:27 | More by jlindros
Stock Porter from Telegraph Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.