Belikin Stout - Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
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4.35/5 rDev +27.6%
What a find, especially after time in the land of Gallo. Lounging on a warm beach sipping a Belikin Stout in the hot Caribbean sun...ah, memories. Excellent Stout, and cheap to boot. A thick feel (although not too thick to be refreshing) and a coffee-esque taste make this one to enjoy slowly. Contrary to other reviews, you can tell the difference between the styles from this Brewery - The stout, if I recall, has a Green cap and label.
01-07-2007 09:39:59 | More by friendofthedevil
4.22/5 rDev +23.8%
After going cave-tubing in the lush tropical rainforest of Belize, our travel companions decided to stop at a little pub (pretty much in the middle of the jungle) ironically, called "Cheers"...
at Cheers on TV, they say that "everybody knows your name"... Our guide, Dennis, remarked, "Don't worry - nobody HERE gives a HELL who you are!"
$2 U.S. got me a bottle of Belikin Stout... they actually use the same exact bottle for both the Lager and the Stout... so the only way to tell which one is the Stout is by holding it up to the hot caribbean sun - if there's no light coming through, you got your stout.
Smell was a bit fruitier than I expected, taste was like a good solid-drinking stout - maltier than most, not too complex, very little coffee or cocoa, but with a very satisfying mouthfeel and perfect amount of carbonation. i loved it.
It was so good that when we got back to Belize City, the first thing on my agenda was to find another one... this time it was $3 and it was a bottle poured into a plastic cup. This gave me a chance to check out the visuals...
dark brown in color, with a beautiful light-cocoa colored head, very rich looking... very beautiful beer to behold!
at 6.5%, 2 of 'em will have you speaking in the local accent...
10-11-2006 21:06:05 | More by debaniel
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
3.73/5 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
3.7/5 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
3.65/5 rDev +7%
Pours inky black with a foamy coffee colored head that quickly shrinks to a small ring on the glass. Moderate lacing sticks around. The aroma is of coffee and dark chocolate with slightly tart, vinous element. The taste follows suit with lots of black malt coffee and cocoa flavors and also some more grapey, vinous notes. Hops are low in bitterness and flavor throughout. Booze heat is immodest for the relatively low gravity. The mouthfeel is almost oily in texture and well carbonated with tiny bubbles. The finish is chocolatey and off dry.
This is a nice Stout, refreshing and balanced. Its not as hoppy or rich as Guinness Foreign Export, but its very decent. A must try if you're ever in Belize.
04-13-2011 01:07:30 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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
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
3.53/5 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
3.51/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
06-12-2014 01:49:36 | More by biegaman
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
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
3.43/5 rDev +0.6%
Reviewed from notes. Served in a tumbler at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge in the Cayo district of Belize. Pours a deep brown with red highlights and the edges and a half inch, loose, khaki-colored head that dissipates into a consistent, sudsy skim embedded with tiny ringlets. Nose expresses a light roast and a slight char and perhaps a little nuttiness. Aromas of something slightly metallic also come out in the nose. Taste follows nose - nutty, roasty and a trace of lactose. There's also a faint metallic quality and trace of artificial sweetener at the finish and a slightly bitter, charred aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-light (but closer to light) with an even carbonation that culminates in a slight prickle at the back of the throat. All and all, a decent dry stout - not something I would readily seek out, but a respectable example of the style.
03-17-2011 00:21:44 | More by Jwale73
Belikin Stout from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.