Stallion Stout | Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited

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Stallion StoutStallion Stout

Brewed by:
Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by afksports on 06-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

$ 1.86/10 oz bottle ($ 0.186/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Bottle marked “BBE Nov 2014” at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma of roasted malt, weak; seems to strengthen as it warms and some milk comes through
Head average (three cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy/creamy with rocks, diminishing to four mm creamy ring and thin partial layer
Lacing - none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – sweet and milky, little roasted malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, fizzy carbonation

Appearance 3.25, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.25

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Photo of Dmetal
2.82/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Marraybay
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hard pour from a smallish 10oz bottle into a Left Hand stout glass. Very dark color and a strong head that eventually dissipated into almost nothing. Nose is prunes, dark fruit, syrup, with a similar taste: This is nearly like drinking coca-cola and is somewhat similar to Carib's Royal (Lion). Exceedingly sweet--probably the sweetest milk stout I'd ever had. However, there's essentially no push-back with anything remotely bitter, which ultimately is its downfall. (At least if you're attempting to contrast this to an old-school English Milk Stout like Mackeson.) Nevertheless, a very interesting-fun, almost "novelty-like" beer that would be fun to have occasionally.

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Photo of CAC329
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I guess I am just not a fan of milk stouts or sweet stouts.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown body with a viscous beige head. Aromas of chocolate, lactose, roast. Milk chocolate flavor. Silky palate with moderately low carbonation. Mild sweetness. Pretty good.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10 oz bottle, BBE date on label

Black in color, with white head. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate. Taste is more balanced but still tasty. Thicker mouthfeel.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%

A 275ml bottle with a BB of July 2014, so it's just out of date. Hope it's alright. Picked up a while back from a B&M store.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very dark reddish-brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a small head of creamy tan foam like the crema on a good espresso; this dissipates rapidly.

S: Aroma of sweet sugar/lactose and mild roasted malt with hints of molasses, subtle burnt grain, coffee and faint cocoa. A whisper of lactic sourness in the background.

T: Tastes of mild roasted malt with a sweet character and a subtle bitter finish. Notes of dark malt, mild burnt grain, sugary lactose, molasses, a hint of coffee, faint cocoa and vague stewed leaves. A suggestion of sourness in the background. Quite sweet, with a restrained, malty bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and a thin, insubstantial body. Mildly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of sweet lactose and roasted malt.

O: So-so; not brilliant. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are rather sweet with a balanced roasted malt character. Unimpressive body. A bit too sweet if you ask me, making it cloying and unenjoyable. Dragon stout is a better interpretation of this beer style. Worth trying but no need to go out of your way.

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Photo of KyleStanton
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ESimmons
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 10 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is good. Chocolate up front, roasted malts, a touch of coffee, a bit milkshake like, only less sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stallion Stout has an extremely thick, beige head, an opaque, black-brown appearance, a few visible bubbles, and some lacing along the side of the glass. The aroma is of rich, sweet, creamy, medium-to-dark-roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, and black coffee. Taste is of those elements, with cafe-au-lait, chocolate powder, and mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Stallion Stout finishes semi-dry, powdery, and ultra-drinkable.


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Photo of rolanduzer
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was new to our restaurant and I had never heard of the beer or the brewery. I took one home and poured it cold into a snifter. Not much carbonation and a very small head. It had a very creamy mouthfeel to it and has an immediate sweet taste. As you drink it a sweet chocolate taste becomes evident and some roasted malt as well.

One of my new favorites and a go-to after dinner beer.

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Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RyanAU
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A re-review as I said it might be worth another try. I tried it again and liked it a lot better.

A very sweet stout that doesn't have any outstanding characteristics other than sweetness.

Looks black as you would expect you can see through it in the light. Doesn't have great head retention but dGood lacing.

Smells sweet and milky with a lot of coffee and chocolate. I can also smell black treacle.

Taste is definitely milky and lactic and also very sweet. Sugar is onenoticeable taste. Combined with the milky flavour this is like drinking an alcoholic café latte with about 4 sugars.... but with some dark roasted notes. Not totally dissimilar to Dragon Stout.

As milk stout is supposed to be sweet and lactic. One has to give this credit for fulfilling those criteria. It's also got a very nice roasty flavour and chocolate notes.

My mark out of one hundred would be 80

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Photo of rulisekmartin
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled and a very impressive bottle it is
Pours a jet black body with big foaming tobacco stained head that retreats but keeps the surface covered
Nice blackcurrant jam on burned toast aroma and flavour
Slightly thin though

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Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of afksports
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Banks Brewery released their Stallion Stout in 2010, with aims to snatch a share of the stout market in Barbados. Funny, because they own the stout market in Barbados through their distribution stranglehold and contract brewing contract for Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.

But I'm not complaining. This is by far the best beer I had while on the island.

The appearance is solid. Thick and dark with brown edges and a tan head that laces the glass nicely. Thank the Lord, a real beer has arrived.

And then I smell is and expectations of drinking a wondrous Bajan find are dashed. It's got a coffee roastiness, a definite and predominate malty character, and some milky/lactic type of thing going on as well. But it's not the most complex, or the most strong, and it's a little underwhelming.

The taste comes through well though. Those same characters show up, with the coffee leading the way and the lactose and chocolate bitter finishing it off nearly clean. There's no hop presence, and there's a bit too much alcohol in the taste, especially at the back.

Still, it manages a medium to thick body that is appropriate for the style, and there's solid carbonation throughout. It's drinkable. Plus... it is a REAL BEER on BARBADOS.

So go have a Banks!

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Stallion Stout from Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited
3.77 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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