Stock Porter
Telegraph Brewing Company

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From:
Telegraph Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 16.71%
Ratings:
110
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 28, 2018
Added:
May 20, 2006
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  13
SCORE
80
Good
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Notes: 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.
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Photo of wattoclone
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by wattoclone from California

Picked up a corked bottle, 25.4 ounce at my local bottle shop, Liquor Emporium in Lompoc. At nearly $10 and a label description reading "tanatalizing... hand crafted...bottle conditioned", I was expecting much more than I experienced. Rather thin for the style, especially at this price point, there are far better craft porters, even in CA. Sure, it is brewed in the overpriced city of Santa Barbara, but that alone does not justify the price or quality. To top it off, it was a bit heavy on the hops in the finish, overpowering the roasted malt and chocolate flavors.

Jun 28, 2018
 
2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
 
4.34 by evanwoertz from California on Feb 12, 2017
Photo of Offa
4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Offa from California

This is a nice porter.

Deep chestnut, medium pale tan head slowly shrinks.

Aroma is Dr Pepper, whole wheat bread, yeast, banana.

Taste is generally dryish but with nice light sweetness, prunes, brown bread, light roastiness, light dry chocolate, very enjoyable, easy to drink but tasty.

Apr 05, 2016
 
3.07 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2016
Photo of Grnmnstr
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Grnmnstr

Absolutely one of THE best porters I've had, and I'm an East Coast 'purist'. I've tried a lot of what Telegraph has to offer and they're good, really good, and this in my humble opinion, is the crown jewel.

Jun 27, 2015
 
4.04 by Vylo from New Jersey on May 16, 2015
 
3 by mpenske from California on Apr 29, 2015
 
3.36 by thenearestdoor from California on Apr 12, 2015
 
3.5 by 2beerdogs from California on Mar 17, 2015
 
3.25 by Gobzilla from California on Feb 15, 2015
 
3 by sillyhed8 from California on Feb 01, 2015
 
3.32 by Tamigleo from California on Oct 19, 2014
Photo of NIX777
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
by NIX777 from California

A bit weak in taste. Kind of hoppy. A rather light tasting beer for a Porter.

Oct 18, 2014
 
2.5 by Raziel313 from California on Sep 25, 2014
 
3.25 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2014
 
3.25 by JellyJacket from Illinois on Aug 19, 2014
 
3.5 by RoyFokker from California on Aug 16, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by UCLABrewN84 from California

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and peanut butter flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting cocoa and peanut butter qualities in the taste.

Aug 11, 2014
 
3.25 by zestar from California on Aug 10, 2014
 
3.25 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2014
 
3.25 by SuperMario from California on Jul 06, 2014
 
3.25 by Jeeb from North Carolina on Jun 18, 2014
 
5 by Honeybourne from Scotland on Jun 05, 2014
 
3.25 by Btip1969 from Oregon on Jun 03, 2014
 
3.25 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington on Jun 03, 2014
 
4 by tbone1384 from Wyoming on May 18, 2014
 
3.5 by FitnessForBeer from California on Mar 19, 2014
 
3.5 by dknight75 from California on Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Ego
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by Ego from New Jersey

batch #132

eyes...
some audible sizzle rising from a 2 finger head off a off white foam cap, settles down in quick order but does not go the way of the dodo, lacing is OK - nothing special, most porters exhibit a brown or black hue but this one is a dark ruby, further inspection reveals organized columns of carbonation culminating into clans clamoring to the top, a decent enough looking brew

nose...
toffee with a strange faint hint of cherries, dry cocoa/chocolate notes, some faint notes of wet wood, cocoa powder would be the most obvious interloper here, overall a muted but nice quaff

taste etc...
almost starts off a bit watery and the carbonation is less smooth than it is prickly, there is very little flavor initially but then the aftertaste really kicks it into high gear, the wet wood taste is there, along with faint hints of smoke, some chocolate/cocoa notes, a definite dryness takes over in the finish... but. the taste is off putting, not pour me out but it is just off, if this is "stock" I ain't investing.

verdict?
I prefer my porters to be as smooth as woody allen's and roman polansky's victims derrieres, also the flavor is not deep, it is also off in my opinion. there are many porters out there vastly superior to this

Feb 04, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.24/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BierJager89 from California

A: Black with a foamy tan head.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt in the nose.

T: Taste is mostly coffee and dark chocolate, some roasted malt and dark fruit.

M: Medium bodied and smooth enough.

O: A great porter that's very drinkable, yet full flavored and satisfying.

Jan 24, 2014
 
3 by Jgrody from California on Jan 06, 2014
 
3.25 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2013
 
3.25 by acurtis from New Jersey on Nov 30, 2013
 
3.25 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Nov 30, 2013
 
3.5 by DudMan from New Jersey on Nov 28, 2013
 
3.5 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2013
 
3.5 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Oct 25, 2013
 
3.25 by ste5venla from California on Jun 20, 2013
 
3.25 by LSx from California on Apr 25, 2013
Stock Porter from Telegraph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 110 ratings