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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2685) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from Canal’s EHT. Pours out black with a small tan head and a solid amount of carbonation. Aroma is of deep roasty malts, lots of chocolate, light earthy coffee. Taste is dry cocoa powder, roasty/toasted malts, coffee grounds, chocolate and some light drying bitterness on the back. Solid

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Poured a dark brown almost black. Whisp of head. Smell of coffee, toasted nuts and chocolate. Flavor was toasted almond, chocolate and accents of espresso. Mouthfeel was smooth and incredibly.dry. felt like a paper towel was stuck to my tongue. Overall pretty decent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (339) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5036) - 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 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 (2061) - 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 (5206) - 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 (2491) - 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 (2885) - 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 (153) - 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


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