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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
caesar (5830) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
Bottled @ Dutch "the Good, the Bad & the Ugly" tasting. Dark color. Aroma of chocolat, oatmeal. Sweet taste, malty. Decent balance. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5820) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
11.2oz bottle. poured a very dark cloudy brown color, tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, some milk chocolate. Light bitter coffee, chocolate. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (5644) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
33cl bottle, many thanks to DSG. Smooth fresh nose of roasted barley. Hints of woody sourness. Nice sourish beginning, rich and round with dry smooth roasted barley. Very dry, nice sourness in the body. Fresh, smooth, malty smooth, easy to drink but still thick. Great malty-dry sourish aftertaste with a bit of bitterness. Great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5617)
- Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Israel;light burnt coffee aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5562) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
330 ml. bottle sampled. Obtained in the big Israeli trade. Shared with multiple people @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black, little mocha bubbles. Nose is sweetish coffee, light grains, touch soy sauce. Taste is bitter vegetable roast, herbal coffee, bitter grounds, light liquorish. Grainy roast body. Touch metallic. Pretty decent & quaffable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5483) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Roast with some dark chocolate. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Rock consistency. Good balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5478) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
33cl Bottle at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly tasting. Black colour, thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate, hard roasted malts, harsh roast. Flavour is hard roasted malts, liquorice root, wood, light fruity, hard roasted bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5249) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottled on 16.7.2013. Nose of heavy coffee and rich dark chocolate, occasionally fruity bursts of plum, a smooth and sultry appetizer! Pours deep dark brown-black with a dark brown head. Taste very, very dry, some light burned notes under waves of lovely, gentle dark roast; there’s some chocolate and medium-heavy coffee, but the whole thing is utterly velveteen and huggable. Low bitterness, clean, soft full body with low carbonation. This is the best of their three I’ve had, by far.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
330ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that has decent retention and settles to reveal some decent lacing as well. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a dark chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some light carbonation. A nicely done dry stout with a good balance and surprisingly good.


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