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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (307) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black with a huge, long lasting, light brown head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice and dried fruit with a dry finish. Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
Dickes, klassisches Stout mit einem ordentlichen Kracher an dunkler Schokolade, Kaffee und Röstmalzen zum Schluss. Weiterhin nicht mein Stil, daher schwer, gut zu finden. Dass jedoch was hintersteckt, ist jederzeit zu schmecken.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2014
Pours out of the bottle (with many thanks to tomer!) in a deep dark black colour with low creamy head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste of rich malt, roasted barley, leaves, dark berries, torf and chocolate. Earthy finsih. Really nice and wonderful quaffable beer. Enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1634) - - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola colored with a thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruit. Taste follows and adds a light roasty note. Thin and sticky mouthfeel. Really tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Dark black. Dark tan head. Quite dry. Strong coffee at first but it goes away very quickly.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Big rich earthy almost farmy chocolate scents. Thick black with with a slowly fading froth brown head. Taste is hop bitter, coffee bitter, and raw chocolate bitter all at the same time. The bitter just slowly fades away.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hkrivera (127) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 14, 2014
A very surprising brew! A real stout coming from Israel and it is Kosher approved. Strong, bitter flavor, as a stout should be. Rivals any stout coming from Ireland for sure. God bless the Rabbi who brew this one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Opaque black with tan head, which fades to flat. Loveliest looking of the bunch. The aroma is Nescafe. Appealingly acidic, although syrupy. Soft, low carbonation. Aromas also include tree seeds and nuts. Some acidic coffee and chocolate persist in the flavors. Not great but drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (794) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Aroma is some light hints of the rich malts, fairly pale otherwise. Taste is a rich roasty maltiness that is balanced pretty well with some light hopiness that leaves a slight tanginess. The malt depth isnt quite as deep as i hoped. Body is black with a creamy beige head that retains well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1729) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Ooh, Israeli beer! Haven’t had too many of those. This one pours jet black with huge head, though the head really isn’t that super thick and disappears rather quickly. There is a strong barley aroma offset by heavy carbonation which adds a citrus flavour to it, so it’s not as deep or stable as it really could or should be. The flavour is strong milky barley, nice and meaty, somewhat sweet, but simple. Lacking complexity. A solid stout, but nothing is here that would propel this brew into the stratosphere.


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