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3.66/5
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66 Ratings
Malka Keha (Stout)Malka Keha (Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Malka Brewery
Israel
malkabeer.co.il

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jlindros on 08-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,498
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
66
pDev:
9.56%
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of Auraan
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a very dark brown body that appears black unless held to light with one finger of thick tan head. Overall impression of appearance is of a very nice stout. Scents of dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and black coffee at high levels, mingling together into a harmonious whole. Overall impression of aroma is of a fantastic dry stout, very true to style. Flavor begins with flavors of black coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt, at high levels, with an undertone of dry lactic acid sourness. Middle continues these flavors, with a light sweetness balancing a moderate dryness. Finish is dry with notes of dark chocolate, black coffee and roasted malt with a light lactic and caramel character and notes of cola in the background and light notes of licorice. Aftertaste is dry with notes of roast malt, black, rich coffee and a a light creamy and dark chocolate flavor. Overall impression of flavor is of a fantastic dry stout, very true to style and excelling on all ways. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and creamy with medium carbonation and a dying feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of an excellent dry stout, one of the best examples I have tried. Overall this is a fantastic dry stout. It has an amazing aroma and flavor, coupled with an excellent mouthfeel that makes it a joy to drink. Well worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa earlier this week, having never drank a beer brewed in Israel before. This looked interesting for so many reasons and once I enjoyed it, I found out why. This turned out to be a great take on the style that wasn't terribly strong or heavy but had just enough body and complexity to hold me from start to finish. This wasn't that dry either, which made it easy to quaff without a glass of water to chase it at the end.

This had a nice dark pour to it with a moderately tan, fully head and some sediment in the bottle, but this was brewed back in July after all. Not a "motor oil" Stout by any means but certainly thick enough to be an Irish Dry Stout, with not a lot of carbonation present in the beer. Enough coffee, baker's chocolate, pumpernickel, and current in the taste, with all of those present in the smell in muted tones. Balanced, creamy, and not that dry, this had a nice mouthfeel to it and only the dark fruit and hint of oatmeal stayed around in the aftertaste. The alcohol was hardly perceptible from start to finish.

While this was not a session beer, I could easily see myself having another one in sitting had I bought more than one bottle. The lacing was somewhat present before sliding down the edges of my pint glass and there wasn't much of any bubbles in the carbonation, until I swished this around in my mouth. If there's such thing as an enjoyable "weaker" Stout, this would be a great example of it. Worth a go for someone who doesn't want to get knocked upside the head while drinking a beer this dark!

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Yards pint glass. Just got this beer at my store in the past week so giving it a go to see what it has to offer.

AP: This one poured pretty damned foamy from the off and had to let it settle a bit. Initial head filled half the glass then finally a good 1/2" thick dense tan cappuccino coloured head was the end result after a 2nd pour. Looking down on the glass it looks like an oatmeal cookie. The colour of the liquid is jet black. Decent lacing along the sides.
AR: Chocolate, cocoa, black bread, cake batter, light coffee notes and a bit of char and roast in the background. Smells pretty good.
T: Oh hell yes. The coffee really steps up in the taste. Not like a straight up coffee infused Stout, but it's solidly there, the main flavour. Nice slightly bitter chocolate notes as well with the roasted barley and malts, black bread and a tiny hint of vanilla that mixes with the coffee for a mocha-like taste. This is a basic yet well done Dry Irish Stout.
M: Low carbonation, medium body, fairly dry and somewhat cleansing finish. Pretty good and if the body was a bit heavier it would be even better.
OV: Nothing extraordinary here, but just a solid and nicely done take on the style. Good flavours and a nice finish were the highlights for me. This is a Stout you could kill off easily and want another.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown, nearing black, opaque body with a quarter inch of beige collar. Milk chocolate, vanilla, lactose. Melted milk chocolates, light roast. Light bodied and easy going. Solid.

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Photo of smithj4
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving only specks of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of licorice are present in the nose along with notes of dark and roasted malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is mostly dominated by flavors of black licorice and has accompanying notes of dark malts with subtle hints of roast and chocolate.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate but is also light and airy with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has rather bold aromas and flavors for being an Irish Dry Stout. The licorice reminds me a lot like what you would expect from a Russian Imperial Stout, but the body is lighter and airy, making it more true to the dry stout style. This beer was a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a light brown patchy head with light lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, licorice, mild dark dried fruit and coffee. Flavor is toasted malt, coffee, cocoa, hints of dark fruit, faintly mineral. Finishes with nice, lightly charred toasted malt and light grassy hops. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A good example of the dry stout style, with nicely flavored malt with good coffee and chocolate notes. There is an odd, mildly mineral and fruit component that sets this somewhat apart. A welcome, well made stout from a part of the world where I would not expect great craft beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Spare, sexy looking label, what with the Hebrew characters that I can't even begin to try to pronounce.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with only the teensiest of basal cola highlights, and two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and even a little creamy full-on beige head, which leaves some streaky spectral lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of moderately roasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, cafe au lait, some dark dried fruitiness, a touch of black licorice, and earthy, weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet cocoa powder, dry, bready caramel malt, a hint of acerbic char, roasted coffee, mildly sour black plums, a suggestion of musty red grapes, and gritty, earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is generally quite reserved, the body a wavering medium weight, and mostly smooth, the chocolate essence fully commandeering that particular metric. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the chocolate inherently tempered, the various roasted components holding steady, and the hops gaining a certain vegetal essence, to go along with the standard earthiness.

A decent rendition of the style, brought to us from the unlikely brewing location of the Western Galillee region of Israel. Well flavoured, and enjoyable on its own, but I find it hard to imagine how this goes over in the middle of a desert. Beer geeks be representin', I guess.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I’ve never had an Israeli stout and I saw this at the store so I thought I try it. It was good but not the best stout I’ve had.

Look: very dark brown, almost black, with a thin mocca head that does not stay.

Aroma: The aroma was toasted malts, and a little bit of chocolate and coffee, and perhaps licorice.

Taste: There was toasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee flavor, and again perhaps some licorice. However, it was on the light side, maybe not as full flavored as I had hoped.

Feel: It was medium bodied and surprisingly carbonated, a bit dry, but easy drinking for a stout.

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Photo of Jame515
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of faubs
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbub18
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corby112
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bootled 7/16/2013.

Pours a very dark chestnut brown color that appears black in the glass with a two finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention with spotty lacing left behind. Much darker than expected, especially the frothy dark beige head. Impressive looking.

Slightly smokey dark malt aroma with a nice balance of roast and sweeter notes. Robust with burnt sugar, oatmeal, toast and espresso bean followed by sweeter, dessert-like coco,ate malt. Subtle earthy hop presence as well.

Medium body with a slight creamy texture but also a bit watery if that makes an sense. Mouthfeel kind of reminds me of nitro. Some dry, roasted bitterness up front but not acrid or unpleasant. Burnt dark malts with hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, oatmeal and coffee bean followed by subtle resinous hops, lactic cream and lighter malt notes, notably lighter chocolate and caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel is a bit off but this beer is well balanced with some nice flavors complimenting each other. This style can be boring but this was pretty complex. I hated the pale ale but this is a good beer from this newish brewery that has me interested in trying more of their offerings.

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Photo of Severdali
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark black with just a tinge of transparent brown. Moves like a thicker beer, for a dry stout.

Smells of dry roasted malt, right in-between milk and dark chocolate, dark fruits

Tastes milky and slightly dry, slight booze note, black coffee, charcoal, and acidic even for a dry, but I like it. Dried out-milky finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Malka Keha (Stout) from Malka Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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