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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Burned malty nose. Medium body, burned maltiness with a little dried fruits and some residual sugars. Some dark chocolate accents. Discreet malt bitterness. A little too sweet to be a proper Dry Stout, but a pleasant drink. 031009

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Black with a small tan head. Roasted aroma with caramel, chocolate and coffee, with some fruity esters. sweet and roasted flavour

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dusty, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20091003]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3278) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle at Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Roasted aroma, some licorice, bitterness, coffee, quite good brew, only a bit uninspiring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4946) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16394) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours opaque black and a thin dense light brown head. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, and cocoa. Flavour is roasted barley, coffee, grainy, mild acidic sourness, unsweetened chocolate, and finishes on the dry side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle from Tlahav, thanks! Almost black. Dark chocolate, coffee and cream in the aroma. Malty sweetish, roasty creamy flavor with coffee and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, well balanced, well made stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5129) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Shared bottle at CBC Clerkenwell tasting.Pours almost black with no head at all. Aroma of dark light roasted malts, brown sugars and raisins. Taste is light sour roasted dark malts, complex and well balanced. NIce

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2550) - 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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