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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (8079) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
12oz bottle pours a murky black with a ring of off white head. Nose has molasses, licorice, lightly cakey, mild yeast. Flavor has the same, licorice, molasses, chewy grains, light chocolate. Dry and chalky on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (8049) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7943) - Brier, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
11.2oz bottle. poured a very dark cloudy brown color, tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, some milk chocolate. Light bitter coffee, chocolate. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, Gunnar tasting. Thanks to Chris for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is cocoa powder, burnt wood, dried berries. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, with notes of licorice root, toffee, espresso and dark chocolate. Medium bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall, I liked this quite a lot

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6985) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, coffee. Tastes of roast, chocolate, caramel, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
Bottled @ Dutch "the Good, the Bad & the Ugly" tasting. Dark color. Aroma of chocolat, oatmeal. Sweet taste, malty. Decent balance. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6792) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
33cl Bottle at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly tasting. Black colour, thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate, hard roasted malts, harsh roast. Flavour is hard roasted malts, liquorice root, wood, light fruity, hard roasted bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6791) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6723) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours black with an off white head. Flavors of toasted nuts. Roasty finish.


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