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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Irish stout beer, characterized by roasted flavor, dark chocolate and coffee with a velvet texture. Bira Malka is produced in small quantities using a traditional methods, natural ingredients and water from a well located in the Western Galilee area which cotribute to its unique flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from Canalís EHT. Pours out black with a small tan head and a solid amount of carbonation. Aroma is of deep roasty malts, lots of chocolate, light earthy coffee. Taste is dry cocoa powder, roasty/toasted malts, coffee grounds, chocolate and some light drying bitterness on the back. Solid

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gyllenbock (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle, thanks Eddan. Black with a small browniish head. Thin and vapid with some light roasted malt, chocolate and syrup. Nothing to write home about.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
@ Eddan: absolut ingen doft. Smaken är ganska tunn med kanske några små arrak-toner men då är jag snäll. Detta är inget att hänga sig upp på. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (515) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours a deep black with a medium brown head. Aroma of dark roasted caramel malt, cacao with some mild dark fruit notes. Taste is of sweet dark roasted caramel malt, cacao and some espresso notes. Palate is a medium body, slight creamy mouth feel with good carbonation. Finish is a flavorful dark roasted caramel and chocolate malt some distant dark fruit and mild liquorice notes ending with a moderate bitter dry roasted malt and espresso flavor. A very nice tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottled July 16, 2013 (2.5 months old).
Appearance: Pitch black body with a tall and viscous brown head. The head has good retention and settles into a frothy full coating.
Aroma: The aroma has a coffee and cocoa presence, it leans dry, but is fragrant and enjoyable.
Taste: The flavor is a bit muddy, but thereís certainly a roasted coffee and chocolate presence with an earthiness about it. The finish is rather quick and semi-dry.
Palate: Creamy and soft, rather thick.
Overall: I really want to like this, I am impressed that there are people in Israel brewing stouts and other beer. Thereís nothing ambitious about this, itís a cut and dry stout, and a decent one at that. This is pricey, but itís from Israel, itís had to travel quite a way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4628) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottled on 16.7.2013. Nose of heavy coffee and rich dark chocolate, occasionally fruity bursts of plum, a smooth and sultry appetizer! Pours deep dark brown-black with a dark brown head. Taste very, very dry, some light burned notes under waves of lovely, gentle dark roast; thereís some chocolate and medium-heavy coffee, but the whole thing is utterly velveteen and huggable. Low bitterness, clean, soft full body with low carbonation. This is the best of their three Iíve had, by far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle from Tlahav, thanks! Almost black. Dark chocolate, coffee and cream in the aroma. Malty sweetish, roasty creamy flavor with coffee and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, well balanced, well made stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Surprisingly solid stout. Pours a pure black with a thin beige head. The nose is sweet and robust with dark choc and oat notes. Nice heavy and robust flavour. Good bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours opaque black and a thin dense light brown head. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, and cocoa. Flavour is roasted barley, coffee, grainy, mild acidic sourness, unsweetened chocolate, and finishes on the dry side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
330ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that has decent retention and settles to reveal some decent lacing as well. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a dark chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some light carbonation. A nicely done dry stout with a good balance and surprisingly good.


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