Stock Porter | Telegraph Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company
California, United States
telegraphbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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.

Added by JayTheFinn on 05-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,015
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
110
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of wattoclone
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Offa
4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Grnmnstr
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Vylo
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thenearestdoor
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.32/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of NIX777
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of RoyFokker
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Honeybourne
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of Btip1969
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Stock Porter from Telegraph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 110 ratings