Salmoniform (1194) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that settled. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, toffee, molasses, soy, cola. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a great astringent bitterness in the following and a slight metallic finish. Overall this is a good brew.
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is lightly smoky chocolate. Med body or better. Flavor is quite smoky with some chocolate and perhaps coffee. Very flavorful, but Irish?
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Taylors Market, Sacramento. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and treacle flavor with some coffee and a dry smoky finish.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dry roasted malts with some dark grains and a hint of bitter chocolate. Flavor has strong roasted malts that add a good amount of bitterness and leave to a dry finish backed by bitter dark grains.
Getbetter (942) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle purchase at a whole foods. The pour is a dark brown with a minimum white head. A above average c02 with a chickory chocolate and coffee notes.
Jrwhitney6 (353) - - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very enjoyable stout. Pours a dark, dark brown (ok, maybe black) with a nice cinnamon color 1 finger head. Nose of coffee, roasted malt. Taste is coffee, black licorice...good stuff, easy to drink, too.
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blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Israeli rate, dark brown with espresso foam, nice tight dry stout tried to alias me out. Of a rate but no luck light bitter roasty finish
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours midnight black with slight head, quickly fades. Aroma is burned wood, cheap milk chocolate. Taste hits you with the lactose, molasses and burned sugars. As it warms, these notes mellow into a very drinkable stout. Quite enjoyable.
drfood (26) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and opaque with reddish fringing and a durable medium brown head. The aroma is the standard roast and chocolate grain combo with a slight mineral pungency. The taste is outstanding, all the virtues of a dry stout with just enough caramel and dried fruit to make it stupidly drinkable. At a mere 6%, I guess you couldn’t get hurt too much, but this is a beer that you want to devour.
That intense ’drinkability’ does mean that the body is a bit light and those of us who like to chew our stout may be a bit disappointed.
The finish is remarkably persistent, you’ll be tasting this beer long after it’s gone.
eRock_2013 (315) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this beer has confirmed for me that Malka is my new favorite micro-brewery in Israel. This is an excellent stout, I thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of this and I don't normally prefer stouts. Pours a very black color with faint ruby accents, also long lasting dark tan head. Aroma is standard coffee and roasted malt. The taste however is superior, a clean roasted malt base with a sweet chocolate-rather than dark chocolate- flavor, along with light coffee bean notes. Medium bodied, very smooth and drinkable. Finishes with a chocolate bar aftertaste. Very well done, highly recommended.