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Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle @ home, Israeli tick. Pours a black appearance with a brown creamy head. Cola, chocolate, chalk, and some roast in the nose. Medium bitterness. Moderate low sweetness. There’s some anise, light smoke, and chalk in the flavor. Fine.

3.2
degbert (1773) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark, opaque brown-black with a creamy, fine-grained cinnamon-colored head -- there is no light getting through this. Very oily pour. Nose is baking chocolate, ash, smoke, roast meat, and dark fruit. Not as heavy as it looks; pronounced dry coffee and chocolate flavors, shading into black licorice. Some herbal notes. Not much carbonation. Finishes clean and herbal -- almost minty, with a touch of minerality. Good.

3.5
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
330ml bottle. Aroma is full of roasty malt, dark chocolate, toffee and black bread, with faint coffee and a certain tangy note. Dark brown-black in color with a persistent, fine, dark tan head, this was bottle-conditioned but I left the majority of the sediment in the bottle. Flavor profile is full of bittersweet chocolate, dark malt roast, toasted grain and toffee, some faint licorice and molasses here, finishing semi-dry and seeing a touch of hop bitterness late, along with that discernible tangy note as before. Very smooth on the palate with a mildly effervescent feel and a medium body. Some nice complexity here, this is a good example of the style and my first Israeli beer.

3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
330. Thanks, A! Pours jet black with a loose and sudsy grayish head. Very sweet nose, a little milky, lots of milk chocolate. Thick and sticky mid palate with moderate carb. Very sweet mid palate, especially for a dry stout, lots of unfermented sugars, chocolatey, a little bit of sweet fruitiness like snack cherries. Long sticky sweet finish.

3.4
rayaron (1836) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Dark black with low brownish head. Aroma of coffee, sweetish milk chocolate, roasted malt, faint vanilla note. Flavor of coffee and roasted malt, sweetish milk chocolate, medium bitterness. Gritty texture, moderate carbonation, medium body. Bitter coffee aftertaste.

3.6
Salmoniform (1272) - 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.

3.9
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is lightly smoky chocolate. Med body or better. Flavor is quite smoky with some chocolate and perhaps coffee. Very flavorful, but Irish?

3.6
marcus (10222) - 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.

3.5
deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dry roasted malts with some dark grains and a hint of bitter chocolate. Flavor has strong roasted malts that add a good amount of bitterness and leave to a dry finish backed by bitter dark grains.

3.5
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
From a bottle purchase at a whole foods. The pour is a dark brown with a minimum white head. A above average c02 with a chickory chocolate and coffee notes.


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