Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel


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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (442) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
The coffee really steps up in the taste. It’s solidly there, the main flavour. Nice slightly bitter chocolate notes as well with the roasted barley and malts, black bread and a tiny hint of vanilla that mixes with the coffee for a mocha-like taste. Coffee flavour is not over powering but it is there. Some bakers chocolate mixed with the roasted barley and maltiness. It gives a mocha flavour. I enjoyed very much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (961) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Aroma is some light hints of the rich malts, fairly pale otherwise. Taste is a rich roasty maltiness that is balanced pretty well with some light hopiness that leaves a slight tanginess. The malt depth isnt quite as deep as i hoped. Body is black with a creamy beige head that retains well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Dark black. Dark tan head. Quite dry. Strong coffee at first but it goes away very quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7236) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from Taylors Market, Sacramento. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and treacle flavor with some coffee and a dry smoky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1195) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that settled. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, toffee, molasses, soy, cola. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a great astringent bitterness in the following and a slight metallic finish. Overall this is a good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5620) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from tomer, many thanks. Almost black color with medium beige head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Roasted malt, coffee, dark bread, dark berries, licorice, vanilla, ash, peat, wood. Quaffable, enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1106) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle pour. Pours a near black with a fading foam head. As advertised, Very dry. Mike chocolate and roasted aroma. Dusty, smokey flavor with a roasted malt finish. Overall pretty good. Glad I found this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11553) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3739) - 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.

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