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Stock Porter - Telegraph Brewing Company

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

sjones5045, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

LXIXME, Oct 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

LSx, Apr 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

mendvicdog, Mar 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

duceswild, Mar 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42%

oline73, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

allan, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

t0rin0, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of seagullbeer
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
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

seagullbeer, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

AgentMunky, Dec 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Yesdog, Oct 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

ejimhof, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

beerpadawan, Aug 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

2neardead, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

JRod1969, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of ccrida
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

ccrida, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Sammy, May 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

fiedler84, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

BerkeleyBeerMan, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Jhatwig, Apr 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

InfernoBoss, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

ErnieNavarro, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

mactrail, Feb 20, 2012
Stock Porter from Telegraph Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.