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Belikin Stout - Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
Belize

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SeanChouffe on 08-28-2003)
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Belikin Stout is one of those beers we'd call "dark-ish". Its colour may not be light per se but its appearance is still considerably bright; glowing cherrywood highlights lite up and reveal a pretty high degree of clarity in this brown coloured beer. The surface is flat - not surprising considering this bottle failed to register even a simple 'hiss' upon opening.

As the Foreign Export Stout style often prescribes, the aroma bears a remarkable resemblance to a malt-based chocolate - if, like me, you're the type to chose Maltesers over popcorn at the movie theater concessions it's a safe bet you'll enjoy this style. There's also a light brush of general roastiness that's familiar to stouts of all stripes.

Belikin Stout has very eccentric tasting notes that include molasses, black licorice, root beer, plum jam, and maybe just a drop of coffee. I wouldn't go so sweet as to say 'dried fruits' but this bottle's slight oxidization does give the flavour a raisin-y note. The lack of carbonation is a bit disconcerting but this profile is terribly interesting.

The presence of lactose is not as felt as it can be with some Caribbean stouts; this texture falls more in the realm of syrupy (like blackstrap molasses) as opposed to creamy, and the finish is marked by a coffee-like roastiness. There's also no alcohol presence whatsoever despite the relatively sizable 6.5%. This is definitely not the kind of dark beer to scare people away.

Belikin Stout has a good deal to offer but unfortunately true satiation is not among those things. Though a pretty good representation of the export stout style, it lacks the body and backbone and, as result, comes across as too wispy or, though it's not a term I like to use, 'watered-down' even. But hey, nice to see this option alongside the lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 01:49:36 | More by biegaman
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-07-2014 17:31:43 | More by CurtisD
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brianmandell

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-15-2013 16:25:59 | More by brianmandell
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Darwin232

New York

3/5  rDev -12%

11-28-2013 20:31:29 | More by Darwin232
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Skelton

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-29-2013 23:51:24 | More by Skelton
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-22-2013 23:37:11 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-06-2013 22:00:04 | More by JohnBender
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JoshFrierson86

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -12%

06-17-2013 15:20:08 | More by JoshFrierson86
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-26-2013 02:14:37 | More by Sparty55
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

05-08-2013 02:37:38 | More by leftoverburrito
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searsclone

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-16-2013 21:40:08 | More by searsclone
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weerezboy

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

03-14-2013 03:12:16 | More by weerezboy
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

284ml bottle
A: opaque black with tan head (small)
S:black molasses with sweet liquorice ... but not clean or fresh as could be.
T: very complex: dark liquorice candy, root beer, dark roast coffee, dark fruit cake. Slightly sticky and bitter at the end. Warm alcoholic finish. Not big and bold but definitely full flavoured. Quite interesting actually.
M: medium full bodied.
O: Lots of flavours going on but I just wish it tasted fresher and more "alive". It's dark and brooding and that liquorice/root beer taste sticks with me. Interesting and worth tasting just to experience it.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 02:04:57 | More by EspressoGuy
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

02-25-2013 00:52:06 | More by duff247
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Halluxone

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-31-2012 20:43:10 | More by Halluxone
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-22-2012 18:33:45 | More by SadMachine
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TheBronze

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-22-2012 04:29:32 | More by TheBronze
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brbrocc

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

10-26-2012 23:28:24 | More by brbrocc
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ABVMVP

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

09-12-2012 04:56:24 | More by ABVMVP
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-22-2012 17:40:38 | More by ZachRusk
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Xibalba

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-17-2012 21:48:28 | More by Xibalba
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asabreed

New York

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

284 ml. bottle with blue cap into a hotel drinking glass where we stayed in San Pedro.

Appearance: Definitely lighter than I'd imagined, with red coming through when light hits it. A mocha-colored head's present that dissipates fairly quickly but there's still a nice ring around the edge of the body of the brew.

Smell: Initial faint fruitiness like berry jam, mild roastiness, some mild chocolate, and maybe a hint of coffee there also. The fruit notes, though, remain fairly dominant throughout.

Taste: Again, initial fruit, backed by some mild char, a bit of roastiness, and moderate bitterness. Finishes initially with some dark fruit, then char and mild bitterness, but the finish really doesn't linger at all.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter, more watered-down side of the things for a stout, with a slight burst of carbonation at the finish. Lighter to medium-bodied overall.

Overall: Not bad for the other Belikin, especially at 6.5%, but don't look for something heavy on the roasted and charred malt if that's what you're after.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 20:43:13 | More by asabreed
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dustinness22

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought back to the states from my sister and poured into my green lantern pint glass. Pours with minimal foam along with the typical malty smell. Not really out of the ordinary from this English stout. While I expected some great scores from my sister this wasn't exactly what I had in mind. Still this beer is desirable and tastes quite great.Who knew the Mayans made English stouts???

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 04:46:41 | More by dustinness22
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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great treat this was, and was consistently shocked with how good a dark beer would be from the carribean. Red Stripe's Dragon Stout should have tipped me off that it was possible.

A: Great porter like syrup character. The head was a little small, but the color was very appetizing.

S: nothing stood out to me here excpet the faint sweetness.

T: Great taste of burnt cane sugar with chocolate/caramel notes. The taste could have lasted longer and had a stronger finish of bitterness either from a chocolate or hop, but beggars cant be choosers.

M: syrupy texture making think it was a porter due to the thinness of the body. Washes well and makes a nice finish.

O: Excellent beer, best from the region I have had while in the region. This should be imported!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 22:35:56 | More by BasementBer
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nmeiborg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-17-2012 21:00:43 | More by nmeiborg
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Belikin Stout from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
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