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Telegraph Unblended Barrel Reserve Porter - Telegraph Brewing Company

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Telegraph Unblended Barrel Reserve Porter
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2 Ratings
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 1.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 08-05-2007)
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Westsidethreat

California

3.03/5  rDev -1.9%

A: dark chocolate brown with serious cloudy qualities. Came off the tap extremely carbonated, but since then the head has chilled out and dropped to a manageable level.

S: Bakers chocolate, fresh ground coffee, faint vanilla and roasted barley.

T: Starts mildly sour. Not really pungent at all, more a shallow sourness. For the most part, traditional porter flavors come next. Some basic chocolate flavors, mild coffee notes and roasted barley. Finishes with more coffee flavors.

M: Medium to full body with a straight forward mouthfeel.

D: Really didn’t find anything special about this one. And I’m always a bit turned off when dark beers are sour.

12-06-2007 23:58:25 | More by Westsidethreat
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.15/5  rDev +1.9%

Sampled on tap at the First Annual Stone Sour Fest, July 2007
This beer has quite a funky nose to it; it is so funky it seems almost unintentional. The aroma is lightly tart, yet has caramel and toasted malt notes to it. It has a funky mustiness to it and almost a leather-like quality to it as well. The head has some good staying power and is light brown colored. The body of the beer is a hazy brown color.

The taste is dry, yet it still has quite the brown ale profile; notes of toasted malt, caramel, browned, biscuit like grain and a light burnt soda cracker flavor. This beer in some way is clean compared to other sour beers here today, yet it still has a light tartness and even an underlying funkiness that some of the other sour beers have not had. This has a phenolic note that is almost plastic like and is a bit hot. This is actually a bit unbalanced as the phenolics seem to dominate the flavor profile after a bit. The brown grain character seems to accentuate the phenolics at times too.

This definitely seems unintentionally funky to me; it doesn't quite work, but was still worth a try. The flavors are interesting (especially the combination of dark malts and funk), though a bit harsh in the end.

08-05-2007 17:31:01 | More by Gueuzedude
Telegraph Unblended Barrel Reserve Porter from Telegraph Brewing Company
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