Belikin Stout - Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
2.88/5 rDev -15.5%
not quite black, some mahogany tones in the light. clear with a minimal, diminishing light tan head. faint aromas of dark caramel, dark dried fruit, and maybe some nuttiness. pretty big dark malt sweetness is not quite balanced by a lack of roasty or hop bitterness. roundish and full-bodied. lightly carbonated.
02-01-2010 22:58:25 | More by MrMcGibblets
3/5 rDev -12%
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???
03-19-2012 04:46:41 | More by dustinness22
3/5 rDev -12%
Pecan shell brown that becomes dark cherry when sunlight is allowed entry. The upper half of the pint glass is filled with a golden beige cap that sports big, sticky bubbles on its surface and lays down a more than respectable amount of lace. So far, so good for my first Belizian beer.
What the hell happened to the nose? Not only don't the contents of the glass smell like a stout, they barely smell like beer. In fact, they don't smell like much of anything at all. I'll give it time to warm a little, but there's no way it's going to make that big of a comeback (it does, a little). Only a lack of offensiveness keeps the score from falling even further.
I was hoping that Belikin Stout would be a great, undiscovered example of a light stout from the most unlikely of countries. Actually, that sentence applies if we go back and remove the word 'great'. It's far from horrible, but it isn't a good stout no matter how one chooses to define 'stout' or 'good'.
To me, it most resembles a schwarzbier or a Euro dark lager. For starters, there's very little malt present. It tastes like extract of roasted barley was used, complete with a considerable amount of bitter char. Strangely enough, there's about half as much flavor as there ought to be. It's as if beer and taste buds get close to one another, without actually meeting. Warming helps enough to bump the flavor score, but I'm still not bowled over by excellence.
The mouthfeel is on the light end of the style curve. It allows me to grant an above average score only by being lightly (very lightly) creamy and by being perfectly carbonated.
Belikin Stout has to be classified as a disappointment. Having said that, and given what else is available in Central America, it's probably one of the more drinkable beers in that region of the world. Don't expect much and you'll be fine. Thanks to T. for being kind enough to give me the final bottle from the case she brought back from her recent honeymoon to Belize.
08-19-2007 13:21:56 | More by BuckeyeNation
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
3.03/5 rDev -11.1%
Presentation: Brown recycled bottle with a Mayan Temple on the label. Bottle cap is blue indicating it is a stout.
The color is a very deep red (black), and it has a nice full brown head that maintains some presence throughout. Some lace that is not very sticky. A malty, roasted aroma that is fairly one-dimensional. The flavor is sweet with a dry biting finish that lingers. The mouth feel is well balanced --has a descent amount of carbonation.
08-28-2003 03:38:51 | More by SeanChouffe
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
3.3/5 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
3.33/5 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
3.43/5 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
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
Belikin Stout from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.