Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-oz Bottle @ Toucan Daiquiri Bar & Grille, Belize City, Belize: The item I wanted to try the most on this vacation, a rare foreign stout. At least rare to us in Canada! Poured dark brown, a little bit of tan head. Aroma was absent and the flavour was very light and watery, but significantly bitter. I actually found myself a bit disappointed as I’d come to expect more, but it was still fun to try. Those of you heading down note it has the same bottle as the lager offering, you’ll need to check the cap.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Same bottle as the regular Belikin, with a different bottle cap. This stout has moderate flavors, but packed a bit of a punch at 6.8%. Roasted Coffee and malt flavors with a bit of sweetness. A decent beer.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours near black with reddish hues. Aroma of corn, grainy adjuncts, unclean fermentation, oxidized crystal malt. Taste is caramel and crystal malt, which tastes slightly grainy, oxidized and papery. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, slightly soapy, with moderate carbonation. Has potential, but falls short.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours darkest of all belikin beers. lacks in aroma and in flavor. a bit bland
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown to black in color, nice chocolate-tan initial head, but it dissipated within a minute to near nothing, swirling the only means to regenerate something pretty. Lacing was weak in my stout pint glass. The aroma was grassy (green bottled Euro Pilsner import-like), light roast, and a little bit of skunk. The flavor was better than the aroma, coming off almost like a foreign stout, acidity/astringency, light sour notes, roasted chocolate, yet most notably a bitter grassy hop aspect to it all, must be some Saaz in here? Finish has a bitterness to it, really keeps this thing interesting, but I’m not a huge fan of Saaz/grass in my stouts. With warming temperatures, richer flavors (although not stellar within style), but still finishing with an odd bitter bite. Mouthfeel besides acidic, was somewhat thin, yet well carbonated. Bert, thanks for sending this bottle my way. A cool experience, and far superior to the average swill required to score these long distant countries!
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to coldbrewky for the bottles! Poured a large light brown head with good retention and a sticky, webby lacing. A black bodied brew. Nose of lightly sweet malts, faint chocolate and a hint of sourness. Body is lightly medium, crisp for a stout. Mediumsweet malt flavors, light chocolate and roast, light sourness and maybe a bit of black patent astringency. Finish is lightly sweet, with a surprising bite and or astringency? Thanks again Steve! This nets me another country! The Beer of Belize, cool.
coldbrewky (1688) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
They left me unsupervised in the tap room at the brewery in ladyville for over an hour. Smooth and lofty, the added sugar is evident but at that point I realy began to care less. The wife did not scold me fopr being uproriously silly by 10:30 am. Go to Belize and drink as much as you can find.
mansquito (5340) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is served in the same bottle as the normal Belikin, but this beer comes with a blue cap instead of a green one. For some reason, Belize imports mostly stout beers, but most of the imports are not as good as this nice little beer. High on the alcohol and rich with a light chocolately, coffee taste. Definately worth a try, if it ever becomes available. Not for everyone.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was too fizzy and didn’t have much flavor. It was served in the exact same bottle as the beer, which confused us. When you are on the beach in Belize, pretty much everything tastes good.
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark burgundy with little head. aromas of coffee, caramel, honey, plantains. tasted like coffee, watercress, raisins with a plain white rice (or maybe sushi rice) aftertaste. body on the thin side, not much in the way of mouthfeel.