Brewed by Malka Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Yehiam, Israel


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RATINGS: 146   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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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 couldn’t 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, you’ll be tasting this beer long after it’s gone.

eRock_2013 (461) - 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 don’t 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.

cmacklin (1128) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black with a huge, long lasting, light brown head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice and dried fruit with a dry finish. Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation.

MichaelAwesome (6516) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
Dickes, klassisches Stout mit einem ordentlichen Kracher an dunkler Schokolade, Kaffee und Röstmalzen zum Schluss. Weiterhin nicht mein Stil, daher schwer, gut zu finden. Dass jedoch was hintersteckt, ist jederzeit zu schmecken.

McTapps (6856) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2014
Pours out of the bottle (with many thanks to tomer!) in a deep dark black colour with low creamy head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste of rich malt, roasted barley, leaves, dark berries, torf and chocolate. Earthy finsih. Really nice and wonderful quaffable beer. Enjoyed it.

conway (2210) - - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola colored with a thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruit. Taste follows and adds a light roasty note. Thin and sticky mouthfeel. Really tasty.

gregwilsonstl (2466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Dark black. Dark tan head. Quite dry. Strong coffee at first but it goes away very quickly.

krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Big rich earthy almost farmy chocolate scents. Thick black with with a slowly fading froth brown head. Taste is hop bitter, coffee bitter, and raw chocolate bitter all at the same time. The bitter just slowly fades away.

Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 14, 2014
A very surprising brew! A real stout coming from Israel and it is Kosher approved. Strong, bitter flavor, as a stout should be. Rivals any stout coming from Ireland for sure. God bless the Rabbi who brew this one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

unclemike (3115) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Opaque black with tan head, which fades to flat. Loveliest looking of the bunch. The aroma is Nescafe. Appealingly acidic, although syrupy. Soft, low carbonation. Aromas also include tree seeds and nuts. Some acidic coffee and chocolate persist in the flavors. Not great but drinkable.

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