ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
rood/zwart ondoorzichtig met schuimig witte kraag.
aroma: super! chocolade, koffie, toffee, caramout, gebrande mouten, deeg.
smaken: zo dat valt even tegen; na het prima aroma krijgen we water met wat smaken binnen; matig volmoutig, zoet, brood.
licht/medium zoet van bruine suiker, licht bitter, licht/medium zuur
medium body, dun, laag co2.
Het aroma van dit bier is 10* beter dan de smaak, die te waterig en te beperkt complex is
fugitive (1298) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Color almost black with medium head. Aroma sweet, caramel. Taste sweet, roasted. Watery.
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle purchased at IKEA. This pours a brown beer with a nice, two-finger head on top. Looks nice, aroma is fruity and malty.. I certainly did not expect this from an IKEA beer so far. First sip.. aahh here we are. Watery, little flavour. Some very faint malty sweetness, but overall very watery and lager-like... Too bad, cause this looks and smells very good.
GoufCustom (750) - HONG KONG - JAN 29, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013
330ml bottle along with the IKEA Ol Ljus lager bought during a weekly sale at local IKEA store.Clear dark reddish brown colour; Minimal head and off-white foam which disappears in less than 20 seconds; No lacing and okay carbonation; strong smell of dark malt and cheap soy sauce; Light body and very watery palate, with taste of coffee sludge, faint malt and straw. Light but evident hop bitterness with lingers with dry after taste.
Comments: After the terrible experience I had with IKEA’s Ol Ljus lager, the expectation with this one has to be lowered. Turns out it was just as bad but in an entirely different manner. Its smell is a poor-man Mackeson XXX gone rotten, and if you can get pass that, its artificial and bad coffee taste will post a challenge to many beer tasters. Adding the non-head and watery body, this combination just doesn’t add up. Stay away.
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33cl, nose is on dark malt and caramel. Aroma is on sweet caramel and dark malt, brown bread notes but body is low, kind of low schwartzber, just ok.
imdownthepub (9961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, 330ml from Ikea, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Chestnut with off white head. Sweet, malty beer quite watery in character, there is a little roastiness apparent, but thin, maybe a hint of coffee. Nothing special about this though.
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks Edwin:
Medium to bigger sized, vast, thick, fluffy and slowly changing ashy beige head on top of a
Smell lots of prunes, some raisin, some barleys, bit thin/watery(?), dough and a sprinkle of roasted chalky wood.
Taste is a strange mix of prunes, ash, cookies, low to lightly medium bitter, bread, sweat, hint of caramel, sprinkles of roast and spices.
Aftertaste is malty, prunes, light ashy and caramel and a very light bitterness.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a thin light creamy body at first and then the thinness slowly fades.
Nice beer, nothing great and deep but decent and pretty well balanced with some strange things in the taste but again it’s not bad.
Astaldo (161) - Bremen, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown beeeer with a decent head. Roasted malts, caramel and fruit in the aroma, taste resembes of kvass somehow - it’s quite bready. Bitter and a bit too sour. An ok dunkel.
LomYst (458) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
watery lager, somewhat ok aroma containing bread and hints of caramel and dark malts, but there’s almost no taste and body
thanatosti (870) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Ikea. Reddish brown with a beige head. Malty aroma with some caramel. Malty taste with enough bitterness. Quite tasty beer but a bit flat and thin.