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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 84   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2230) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (2162) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
@ Eddan: absolut ingen doft. Smaken är ganska tunn med kanske några små arrak-toner men då är jag snäll. Detta är inget att hänga sig upp på. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2099) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2098) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2010
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting Baarn. Black appearance, brown head. Coffee, chocolate and malts in aroma. Bitter flavor, even more so in finish. I quite liked it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1883) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1725) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 3, 2009
0.33L bottle, small head that dissapears very quickly. uniform opaque black colour, aroma of charred wood, dark chocolate and whiffs of smoke, charred wood dominates the flavour with hints of dried fruits and dark bread, almost completely dry. feels quite fat and silky, long bitter aftertaste. Quite impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Ooh, Israeli beer! Haven’t had too many of those. This one pours jet black with huge head, though the head really isn’t 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 it’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Surprisingly solid stout. Pours a pure black with a thin beige head. The nose is sweet and robust with dark choc and oat notes. Nice heavy and robust flavour. Good bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle@UDRBM. Mocha aroma. Black colour, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, mainly coffee in the flavour.


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