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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5461) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Shared bottle at CBC Clerkenwell tasting.Pours almost black with no head at all. Aroma of dark light roasted malts, brown sugars and raisins. Taste is light sour roasted dark malts, complex and well balanced. NIce

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell share thanks to Chris. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is big currants and raisin with coconut and cocoa. Quite dusty and woody. Taste is very much the same dry and powdery cocoa. Woody and biscuit forward. Solid stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
My first beer from Israel I believe. Nice aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor has the chocolate and roasted malt balanced by some hops. Sweet with a creamy feel. A bit under rated I think. Shalom. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2530) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, thnx to Tomer, cheers. Pours a black beer with a small brown head. Aroma of light coffee and molasses with caramel. Flavor is medium sweet with coffee touches. Some bitter aftertaste. Quite balanced, light carbonation and a soft mouthfeel with a dry finish. Decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2146) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
11.2oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Poured a pure black color with a thin creamy cocoa colored head. Aroma of dark chocolates, light roasted coffee, caramel, and some herbal notes. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, nutshells, caramel, and burnt toast. Didn't know what to expect from an Israeli shelf turd, but was a pretty solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
11.2oz bottle shared by Ed. Ed said he had to blow Santa just to get him to leave this, Santa is his cat..meOWWWWW. Well since I didn’t blow any cats I can rate this with a clear conscience. Poured a medium density pitch black with a smaller begie foamy head. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate, wet burnt toast, soy sauce, dark alcohol dipped cherries, sweet flaovred tobacco. Medium body with lighter carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor is sweet with some dark fruit skins and bad chocolate, burnt malts, burnt toast. a touch of milk also. Solid beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (1009) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2013
from a ~33cl brown bottle at May 5th bar in Jerusalem. pours an opaque black color with a tan head. coffee aromas and flavors. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel. nice dark malts flavors dominate flavor profile. slightly dry finish. Nice creamy stout. Note: bottle lable dos not say "handcrafted" as does image on this page. Freahness date on nottle reads 2014.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2244) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
[Thanks to tomer]. Bottle. Black colour with a foamy beige head with good duration. Aroma has notes of roasted notes, light cocoa, and coffee. Flavor is roasty, some licorice and coffee beans notes, slightly wood and ashes. The final is mild bittery with strong coffee and roasty presence on palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (255) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Poured into pint glass from bottle. Pours a wonderful black. Small dark tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma was of roasted malt, basement. I did not get the coffee others picked up. I also saw a lower co2 than others. Bottom of bottle was thick in yeast. A bitter taste, medium. I picked up roasted malt, oats, with a long coffee, alcohol finish. Body was full, texture was oily. Nice very suprising and enjoyable. Good effort.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Ar: Sharp roasted malt, char - some burnt coffee, and cocoa powder. Ap: Dark brown, opaque - small mocha head with medium-low retention - leaves a thing ring of foam with a film of bubbles. T: Lots of charcoal and burnt coffee up front, and semi-sweet - medium-high bitterness with a herbal note - cocoa powder and coffee on the finish. P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Tasty dry Irish stout - very true to style, bold and sharply roasty without becoming acrid, and a firm bitterness.


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