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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (229) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle: lots of roasted malt, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, cocca butter, some cirtusy notes, strong mocca, a fine stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1993) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4847) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2061) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2682) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hkrivera (104) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 14, 2014
A very surprising brew! A real stout coming from Israel and it is Kosher approved. Strong, bitter flavor, as a stout should be. Rivals any stout coming from Ireland for sure. God bless the Rabbi who brew this one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1400) - - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola colored with a thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruit. Taste follows and adds a light roasty note. Thin and sticky mouthfeel. Really tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3956) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2014
Pours out of the bottle (with many thanks to tomer!) in a deep dark black colour with low creamy head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste of rich malt, roasted barley, leaves, dark berries, torf and chocolate. Earthy finsih. Really nice and wonderful quaffable beer. Enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (305) - - AUG 27, 2014
Very enjoyable stout. Pours a dark, dark brown (ok, maybe black) with a nice cinnamon color 1 finger head. Nose of coffee, roasted malt. Taste is coffee, black licorice...good stuff, easy to drink, too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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