Belikin Stout | Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
Belize

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SeanChouffe on 08-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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Photo of dcscientist
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

You'll probably not drink a stout in the Caribbean all that often, but if you do, this one's pretty decent. If you pair it with the right food, this could be something. They've also got a chocolate stout that was released seasonally around the time I visited the country, but I didn't get to try that one while I was there. This version is available pretty much everywhere in Belize though, and makes for a nice alternative to their pale lager if you want something a little different. Nice mix of sweetness and dryness.

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Photo of tpauer
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stanale
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DucksFan16
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated July 2014, consumed 09/10/2016.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of L0ne
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From backlog. 12oz bottle, April 2015.

Very "basic" stout, generic dark malts and a little roastiness. Relatively thin. Tastes better while looking out at the beautiful, blue Belizean water.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbone1384
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DocManza
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Trying to live up to its name, has improved, the dark, lingering taste is good enough.

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Photo of Shane_Gr
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer on vacation and the extra 2% is good.

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Photo of Jacobus79
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The only stout I could find in Central America.

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shopsis
1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of TEKNISHE
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of elihull
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GlendonTT
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of probert
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mcloud2
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Dabel
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of biegaman
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Belikin Stout from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
3.45 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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