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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%
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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3.8
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Poured into pint glass from bottle. Pours a wonderful black. Small dark tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma was of roasted malt, basement. I did not get the coffee others picked up. I also saw a lower co2 than others. Bottom of bottle was thick in yeast. A bitter taste, medium. I picked up roasted malt, oats, with a long coffee, alcohol finish. Body was full, texture was oily. Nice very suprising and enjoyable. Good effort.

3.8
77ships (11479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
330 ml. bottle sampled. Obtained in the big Israeli trade. Shared with multiple people @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black, little mocha bubbles. Nose is sweetish coffee, light grains, touch soy sauce. Taste is bitter vegetable roast, herbal coffee, bitter grounds, light liquorish. Grainy roast body. Touch metallic. Pretty decent & quaffable beer.

3.8
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, 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.

3.8
Werckmeister (3441) - 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.

3.8
Saeglopur (2411) - 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.

3.7
Brentv (686) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2015
On tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Pours black with a small head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is dry, as appropriate, but not harshly so. Pleasant dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Easy to drink and delicious.

3.7
solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Roast with some dark chocolate. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Rock consistency. Good balance.

3.7
GenDV138 (7828) - 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.

3.7
Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle: Thanks DSG: Shaker: Small beige light brown head. Black beer. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, coffee roast, some mocha... Flavours of coffee, roast, chocolate, coffee roast, some mocha, bitters and light marzipan... Aftertaste is coffee, roast and some bitters with a light chocolate edge. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied. Enjoyable and very decent stout.

3.7
BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Keg at Beer Market. Black with tan head. Strong chocolate aroma, some coffee, some burnt notes. Taste is roasty, chocolate and coffee. Dry with a long chocolate finish. Nice. Brewed in a kibbutz, just like me


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