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
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
16.24%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of FitnessForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Ego
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of BierJager89
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of seagullbeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +14%

Stock Porter from Telegraph Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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