Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel


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RATINGS: 150   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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HoopsandHops (62) - 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) There’s 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)

BVery (11461) - 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.

joeneugs (6372) - 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.

bb (9790) - 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.

wombat23 (2149) - 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.

Saeglopur (2415) - 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.

Werckmeister (3444) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 16, 2016
0,33l bottle at home shared with Saeglopur from trade with tomer, big thanks. BB 24.09.2016. black color, small tan head. smells quite earthy, milky, coffee, bitter chocolate, light vanilla. quite good smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, bitter chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, licorice, some roast. finishes lightly earthy bitter and roasty with notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. quite nice and enjoyable beer, rather complex even.

Sebilinz (2724) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Thanks to Tomer. Black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with dried fruits and hints of soy sauce. Taste is mild roasted malts with some sourness and hints of fruits. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness with some sourness.

jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Max. Great to be able to try an Israeli beer. Pours a deep brownish body with soft lacing. Notes of rich roast, cocoa and malt. Solid stout overall.

CObiased (562) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2016
11.2oz bottle - pours a watery midnight black and a thin brown head. A yummy aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and charcoal. A thin mouthful delivers dry roasty barley, mocha and and a short taste of char.

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