Belikin Stout - Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
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Reviews by BierManVA:
3.55/5 rDev +4.1%
I enjoyed this on my recent cruise and was somewhat surprised to find it. This IS Belize you know. While being hassled by third world peddlers of everything from Marijuana to cheap carvings I came across this on a very hot and humid day.
Very dark with a fine head that lased even in the heavy humidity and heat. The taste is some what one-dimensional..I find mostly coffee notes. That's about it though...
The bottle is a VERY heavy and thick specimen. Also, only 284ml....but "buy one get one free" at the bar I was at for just over a buck wasn't bad.
06-21-2004 00:52:13 | More by BierManVA
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3.03/5 rDev -11.1%
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.
05-13-2012 20:43:13 | More by asabreed
3.73/5 rDev +9.4%
Enjoyed this on a dock in Ambergris Cay after a dive trip, amongst other places. Poured from a 284 ml. bottle into a clear plastic cup. Pours a deep brown in color with a half inch of off white head. Offers decent retention and lacing(or is that the ribs in the cup?).
Roasted barley on the nose, touch of chocolate in the background. Not very robust, but it's 90 outside.
Taste follows and reminds me of a brown ale actually. A rather light stout and likely quite appropriate for the climate. This beer drinks easily and has enough body to take a bit of warming, yet is a bit thin for the style, per se. Yet English Stouts are rare, so I give it its due.
An enjoyable warm weather stout that easily trumps other offerings from the brewery, particularly in the evening or with dinner.
As for clarification, Blue cap is indeed the stout and it says so on that very cap. Green is the standard beer and Lighthouse has its own packaging.
05-27-2009 05:43:06 | More by HalfFull
3.95/5 rDev +15.8%
Belikin stout is probably the # 2 beer in Belize, after "regular" Belikin. Invariably served in the same brown bottle as its lighter bwudda, with 6.5% alcohol vs. 4.8% for regular. Distinguished by the blue cap vs. the green cap.
Aroma from the bottle is negligible.
Malts and hops are well blended for an uncomplicated but delicious flavor.
Mouthfeel is delightfully smooth, with enough body to distinguish it as a stout without being at all chewy. It goes down astonishingly easy. Drinkability is exceptional.
11-19-2006 00:48:50 | More by chimneyjim
3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
The second of the beers my mother brought back from her trip to Belize for me. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/07/2009.
The pour was nice, light brown in color with a decent darkness to it though it was easy to see through to the other side of the glass. Nice thin tan layer of foam up and over the top before settling down into a thin film that settled out nicely. The aroma was light, caramel, nuts, hints of light coffee maybe, better then I would have thought. The flavor was a bit of the same. A complex macro stout would be the best way to put it. Rich caramel notes, smooth, subtle hints of coffee and roasted nuts mixed in. Light in body for a stout with adequate carbonation and an easy, smooth drinkability,
Overall a sold little beer from Belize. Much better then i would have thought it was going to be and I revisit this one.
04-08-2009 01:38:53 | More by mikesgroove
British Columbia (Canada)
3.23/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
03-14-2013 02:04:57 | More by EspressoGuy
3.53/5 rDev +3.5%
Pours a pitch black color with a big tan head. Head falls slow leaving decent lacing.
Deep fruit aroma. Plums. This is not a stout aroma. Does have a bitter smell in the background.
Rather thin taste. Nice malts. Odd for a stout but somewhat common I'm finding for a Caribbean stout. Reminds me of Dragon from Jamaica but milder. Slight bitter aftertaste.
Thinner than I would have thought in the mouth. Still, slightly chewy.
Average drinking. Interesting for a stout and to be honest maybe more my style.
09-27-2009 14:39:33 | More by dstc
3.7/5 rDev +8.5%
Got this from my parents when they went on a cruise to visit the islands.
Poured from a 284ml. bottle, best before 15 May 08
Appearance: Dark opaque brown body with a thick 3 finger brown (really brown) head that clings to glass. Looks good.
Smell: Not much, very light malt-like aroma.
Taste: Not aggressive at all, nutty character with slight bitter aftertaste. Almost light in taste (for a stout that is).
Mouthfeel: Slight chocolate overtones, nut-like character remains. Though light in taste, it has that nice stout aftertaste. Finishes a bit roasted.
Drinkability: Alcohol content well hidden, easily could have a few of those.
Overall: Everything about this brew is subdued but not in a bad way. I like the fact that it's a light stout that i would have again.
02-13-2008 17:52:07 | More by papat444
3.33/5 rDev -2.3%
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!
01-19-2012 22:35:56 | More by BasementBer
3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
Just got back from Belize, and this turned out to be my beer of choice while down there.
Pours a dark brown color, with a decent white head on top.
Aromas are kind of non existent. Not a bad smelling beer at all, but there is really nothing here.
Taste is not bad. Doesn't really taste like a stout to me. More like a dark brown ale, or a Swartzbeer. But it does have some nice subtle roasted malt flavors, and a touch of chocolate. Finish is nice, with a crisp zing.
Mouthfeel is good. Has a decent feel for a lighter tasting stout beer.
Drinkability is this beers strong suit. This beer is flavorful enough, but doesn't bog you down with lots of alcohol or a big huge thick mouthfeel. A nice option for the warm Belize climate.
01-28-2008 19:46:07 | More by flexabull
3.3/5 rDev -3.2%
I searched all over when I was in Belize for this brew and could not find it. My wife however surprised me with a six pack of this upon my arrival on board the Carnival Valor.
Pours a dark brown with the faintest of garnet highlights when held to light. A stingy almost tan head recedes entirely to quickly. I get very little out of the nose. Corn masa is very prominent with hints of dark fruit if I stare at the glass and imagine a bit. Taste hits me with toffee and caramel up front then leads into hints of dark fruit and maybe some chocolate if I close my eyes and think of willy wonka a bit. Slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a really light "stout" maybe it's appropriate for the scorching heat they normally see in Belize. I found it rather pedestrian while sampling from NH in the 65 degree heat. Medium body and carbonation level, thin watery mouthfeel. I hate to hate on this, but as a stout this is not all that great. Compared to the light lagers available in Belize I would naturally chose this one as I am a stout head I love the dark malts. Compared to other stouts this one would rank pretty low in my book.
06-05-2010 02:29:34 | More by johnnnniee
3.53/5 rDev +3.5%
So I got this beer from my sister, who went to Belize for a week. This stout poured a dark brown/black color with a light brown head. The head was weak and diminished rapidly. The initial smell of the beer was nothing...after swirling and smelling for a good minute or two, I decided on a light roasted caramel, with a very subtle hint of coffee. The initial taste of the beer was burnt caramel and finished with a more pronounced bitter roastiness. The brew has a medium to full body, with light carbonation.
I had this beer with some fresh home grilled burgers, and I have to say it tasted excellent when paired with a food. For the most part, (pre-food) it lacked a bit in flavor. It had the english stout feel, but not the taste. Overall, it's a nice beer to try, and it is also not a full pint. If I had another bottle, I'd definately drink it, so unless I'm in Belize I won't be hungering for more.
06-14-2010 23:54:17 | More by Mancer
Belikin Stout from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
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