GoufCustom (1564) - - 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.
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black colour. Taste is sweet and malty with some Blackpool rock. Fairly good
kraddel (5962) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell is weak, bit bitter. Taste is bitter, bit perfumy dark malts, lager yeast. Chemical, as expected, and weak overal. Thin body, rather high carbo.
Hamirubi (563) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home (20 VII 2016). Pretty dull looking Tmavý brew for Ikea: A kind of a dark iced tea brew, not that thick dark brown with reddish gloom, and a swiftly dimishing white foam. The nose has keen alcohol notes, some casonade sugar, lots of malts. Interesting flavours for sure. The taste however has lots of watery elements, lots of iron. Yet, the basic mouthfeel is not unpleasant. There are some sweets in there, bread, enjoyable malts too, and the bitterness makes me think of a smooth stout beer. Nice carbonation, fine sweetish taste, a water balance.
PowY (146) - - JUL 12, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle. Pours brown with a light brown head. Moderately malty breadish aroma. Light watery body with low carbonation. Very thin taste - a little sweet with hints of caramel and coffee but very faint.
77ships (7635) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml. bottle sampled from IKEA obv. Dark ruby cough syrup, deep ruby, light brown, little tanned head. Nose is strong thin herbal, burned herbals cough syrup, thin metallic candy. Taste is big thin burned herbs, strong herbal cough syrup, industrial, oil, thin sugar. Pretty weak, touch fizzy, thin weak burned herbs cough syrup mostly.
invinoveritas (115) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with a fair but short-lived head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Burnt caramel on the tongue, with the initial sweetness fading into a really quite bitter aftertaste. This is pretty good, though a bit watery and highly carbonated!
lokis333 (374) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 30, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear deep brown/red maple color with frothy almond foam. Aromas on weak side of darker, caramel malts, and very slight metallic smell. Palate, light body, with thin texture leaving bready carbonated finish on tongue. Taste is simple sweet malt, rye bread, though weak. Overall drinkable, but little taste to it, bit disapointing.
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from IKEA Dublin 
Caramel brown, thin off white head
Aroma of sweet sugars, hint of lemon
Taste of light sweet dark malts, odd fruity lemon, simple
Palate - Medium carb, light body, quite sweet. Finish rapid, hint of dark malts, lemon in linger
Overall - Didn’t find this too bad, simple stuff
gattinko (108) - Trnava, - JAN 30, 2016
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pena žiadna , po chvíľke takmer nebadateľná kávová príchuť , celkom sklamanie, veľmi nevýrazné
caesar (6600) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from local IKEA, BB 28102018, large sample. Clear redbrown color, short frothy head. Aroma of rye bread, bit earthy, sweet sugary, touch of coffee. Bit roasty and ryebready bitterness, some sugary sweetness. Bit too sugary, but certainly not tasteless. Just mediocre.