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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Many thanks to Tomer for the trade! Pours deep brown with a sturdy, dark beige foam head. Some greasy, meaty dark malts in the nose, bit of tangy cocoa, moderate roast and the bottom of a coffee pot. Light to medium sweet flavor with plenty of ashy roasted malts, chocolate, faint licorice, dark malts, well toasted sugars, light bitter burnt wood and earth. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Light sweetness to finish, some flinty dark malts, pleasant bittersweet cocoa, light roast, ash, mellow tobacco, low bitterness. Very drinkable stout. There are actually some really rewarding layers to this beer. Nice work!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4521) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Israel;light burnt coffee aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6437) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
Dark brown almost black. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted and has notes of soy-sauce. Flavor starts sweet, has some roasted notes, dark chocolate. Creamy, dry texture and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle sample in a porter/ stout blind tasting. Pours opaque and black, roast and alcoholic aroma. Bitter. Light body, light carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Keha (Stout)
Date: July 02, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, bsp
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, mostly dry with just a touch of caramel sweetness, light roasted bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Draught at the brewpub. Nice and black. Thin head. Hoppy and roasty aroma, just like I like. Full of roast but a little bit thin in the finish. Good drinking stout, to accompany the gorgeous view.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2070) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2011
Courtesy of DSG, thanks Barak!!!
The beer in the glass is opaque black with a beautiful brown and creamy head. The smell is sour malty, bitter, with strong coffee-notes. The beer starts very malty, creamy, mild, with strong notes of roasted coffe. The center part is considerably milder and the sourness comes through a little better, coupled with a good yeast aroma. Goes in a roasted malty finish, slightly tart, with strong aromas of coffee and chocolate!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Die röstigen Noten im Antrunk sind weich und wirken nur oberflächlich, beiläufig ist eine saure Nuance auszumachen, die in Kombination mit der Hefe auftritt. Das Malz wird zwar stärker, die Röstrigkeit bleibt aber gleich. Auch bleibt das Aroma weiterhin eher oberflächlich. Die vorhandenen Aromen isnd eingänglöich und gefallen,d ie gewünschte Tiefe ist noch nicht vorhanden. Zum Ende steigert sich das Bier aber, in dem es zumindest teilweise auch im Hintergrund wirkt. /9/9/9/8/9

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2010
Bottled @ UDRM. The aroma has light roast, coffee, chocolate. Black coloured beer with an of-white head. The taste is sweet and has a sour hint in it. Mostly dark, roasted malts. Nice.


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