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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%
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14891) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9991) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11017) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (485) - - AUG 27, 2014
Very enjoyable stout. Pours a dark, dark brown (ok, maybe black) with a nice cinnamon color 1 finger head. Nose of coffee, roasted malt. Taste is coffee, black licorice...good stuff, easy to drink, too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Israeli rate, dark brown with espresso foam, nice tight dry stout tried to alias me out. Of a rate but no luck light bitter roasty finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours midnight black with slight head, quickly fades. Aroma is burned wood, cheap milk chocolate. Taste hits you with the lactose, molasses and burned sugars. As it warms, these notes mellow into a very drinkable stout. Quite enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfood (26) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Black and opaque with reddish fringing and a durable medium brown head. The aroma is the standard roast and chocolate grain combo with a slight mineral pungency. The taste is outstanding, all the virtues of a dry stout with just enough caramel and dried fruit to make it stupidly drinkable. At a mere 6%, I guess you couldnt get hurt too much, but this is a beer that you want to devour. That intense drinkability does mean that the body is a bit light and those of us who like to chew our stout may be a bit disappointed. The finish is remarkably persistent, youll be tasting this beer long after its gone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (453) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 I think this beer has confirmed for me that Malka is my new favorite micro-brewery in Israel. This is an excellent stout, I thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of this and I dont normally prefer stouts. Pours a very thick black color with faint ruby accents, with a long lasting dark tan head. Aroma is fresh coffee bean and roasted malt. The taste is superior, a clean roasted malt base with a sweet chocolate-rather than dark chocolate- flavor, along with light coffee bean notes and a little bit of licorice. Medium bodied, very smooth and drinkable when i sampled this in Israel, although a bottle i just had at a festival in the US was more spritzy. Finishes with a chocolate bar aftertaste. Very well done, highly recommended.


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