Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1542) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Ooh, Israeli beer! Havenít had too many of those. This one pours jet black with huge head, though the head really isnít 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 itís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4242) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Draft at the bridge. Pours black with a khaki head. A bit of chocolate on the nose. roasts are slightly bigger on the tongue but still feel subdued. Finishes clean. Itís decent but not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Best of the malka beers, tastes more like a sweet stout which is humorous, lots of milk chocoalte in there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle to tulip Lots of malt, coffee, and chocolate aromas. Itís black with a creamy 1/2 cm tan to brown head. Taste is all that the aroma hinted at but a bit watery and a kind of a wheaty after-taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (511) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
The coffee really steps up in the taste. Itís solidly there, the main flavour. Nice slightly bitter chocolate notes as well with the roasted barley and malts, black bread and a tiny hint of vanilla that mixes with the coffee for a mocha-like taste. Coffee flavour is not over powering but it is there. Some bakers chocolate mixed with the roasted barley and maltiness. It gives a mocha flavour. I enjoyed very much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (1015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle labelled as "Dry Stout". Poured opaque black, with moderate bubbling along the glass and a small, thin dark tan head. Mild chocolatey aroma with a roasty note. Body is medium, with a grainy mouthfeel. Dark, roasty malt flavor with a note of grain. Burnt note at the back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle shared at the Gunnar tasting at CBC Clerkenwell care of ChrisO. Opaque dark black, thin tan head. Nose is lactic, milky, dark chocolate, black coffee, minerally. Taste is wow, really rich, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, slight black coffee. Very rich pure dark chocolatey. I love this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle share at CBC clerkenwell at the Gunnar Tasting. Thanks to DSG via Chris. Opaque dark caramel colour, loose light tan head. Aroma is sweet carmel toffee and caramel. Too sweet and salty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
330ml brown bottle. Black pour, massive fluffy and sticky brown head. Nose has chocolate and caramel and mild coffee. Taste has big roast and heavy chocolate malts. Finishes with some lingering chocolate malts and light coffee notes. A good stout, not what i think of when i hear "dry stout".... but....worth trying.

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