1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stock Porter - Telegraph Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Stock PorterStock Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

95 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mendvicdog


2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-22-2013 14:59:57 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of duceswild


2.5/5  rDev -28%

03-22-2013 00:17:12 | More by duceswild
Photo of oline73


2/5  rDev -42.4%

03-22-2013 00:14:29 | More by oline73
Photo of allan


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-13-2013 01:55:44 | More by allan
Photo of t0rin0


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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


3.84/5  rDev +10.7%

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

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


3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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


3/5  rDev -13.5%

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


3.43/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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


2.5/5  rDev -28%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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


3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

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


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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


4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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


3.15/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

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


4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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


3.08/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-26-2011 20:09:23 | More by Axic10
Stock Porter from Telegraph Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.