Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (624) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 19, 2017
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma promises lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate. Rich roasted flavors, chocolate, faint port wine in aroma. Dry. Taste is light bitter chocolate, ash. Lighter than average for the style. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (982) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Pours black with a full tan head that settles slowly. The aroma has a fairly heavy amount of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt, with lesser amounts licorice and caramel. The taste is very dry and has some subtle bitterness. This is more roasted, with good complimentary chocolate and licorice. I get light coffee, smoke, and molasses as well. Short aftertaste of licorice and chocolate. Its medium in body, with a chewy texture, and average in carbonation, though heavier for this style. Altogether this isnt a bad offering. It kind of reminds me of a lite version of the Lion Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ascelja (1324) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2017
Many thanks to zvsn!
Bottle. Black body, small brown head. Aroma to raisins, dates, chocolate and unfortunately metal. Taste is roasty bitter; dark chocolate, hints of coffee, dark fruits and metal. Medium body and carbonation.
Not a wonder, but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rotin (1329) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle 0.33l from trade with zvsn, many thanks, Zeev! Black colored. AROMA- low, chocolate, roasted malts. FLAVOR- neutral, a bit sour, lightly bitter, roasted malts, touch of coffee, metal. Medium bodied.
Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoopsandHops (53) - ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2017
330ml bottle in Jerusalem, bb 11.04.2017. Pours dark brown out of the bottle, which looks black in the glass, with a finger+ of creamy beige head. (4) Theres a layer of gummy yeast at the base of the bottle, which I swirled and added to the glass. Aroma is quite rich, sweet roasted barley, wood, toasted coconut, a little chocolate and coffee, a little plastic? (7) Flavor is balanced: lite chocolate sweetness pretty much from start to finish dominates, slight tartness to go along -- not complex at all, not quite roasty enough, not a slow sipper of a stout. (6) Body is disappointingly on the light side, with medium carbonation. (2) Overall barely decent, too tame.. (13)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle. Very dark dense oily pour with a smaller brown head. Dark chocolate, roast, hint of alcohol sweetness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Berkeley. It pours black with a dark brown, fizzy head. The aroma is hard roasted and acidic with hints of dark fruit. The flavor has a little acid and lots of dirty roasted malt. Somewhat cola-like. Some burnt sugar and dark fruit in the finish. Way too much black malt for my tastes. The mouth feel borders on acrid. High, fizzy carbonation and a light to medium body. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Chocolate and roast aroma. Roast and chocolate flavor with light nuttiness. Medium bodied. Roast and chocolate linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (1227) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. pours almost black with a two-finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasty, with chocolate, coffee, licorice, dust and dark fruit. Decent, but could be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (2007) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 16, 2016
330 ml bb 25.09.16. Shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Almost black body, with a small, dense, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of espresso, milk chocolate, caramel, liquorice, some vanilla, some dark fruits.
Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, toast, some wood, subtle dark fruits.
Medium, creamy mouhfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes medium roasty-bitter, medium dry, a bit wooden, with coffee, liquorice, cocoa powder, some dark chocolate, some toast.

Very nice. Especially the nose is lovely, with a perfect balance between roasty and sweet notes. Taste is a bit lighter, while also really nice and also quite easy for the style. Overall a pleasant surprise, very enjoyable stuff.

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