Stock Porter
Telegraph Brewing Company

Stock PorterStock Porter
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From:
Telegraph Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American Porter
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 16.71%
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
110
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 28, 2018
Added:
May 20, 2006
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  13
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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Ratings by JellyJacket:
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Rated by JellyJacket from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Aug 19, 2014
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Reviewed by wattoclone from California

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.
Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by evanwoertz from California

Feb 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Offa from California

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.
Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.07 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2016
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Reviewed by 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.
Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by Vylo from New Jersey

May 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Apr 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.36 by thenearestdoor from California

Apr 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by 2beerdogs from California

Mar 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Gobzilla from California

Feb 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by sillyhed8 from California

Feb 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.32 by Tamigleo from California

Oct 19, 2014
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Rated by NIX777 from California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
A bit weak in taste. Kind of hoppy. A rather light tasting beer for a Porter.
Oct 18, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by Raziel313 from California

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by RoyFokker from California

Aug 16, 2014
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

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.
Aug 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by zestar from California

Aug 10, 2014