sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a big beige head which leaves good lacing. Aroma is sour, with white chocolate and a little coffee--unique. Coffee really comes out as it warms. Taste has moderate sourness, but again nicely blended with chocolate and coffee. A little barbecue sauce shows up after letting it sit--probably some of that is the smokiness. After the yeast pour and more warming, some oak and an unusual herbal character shows up--freshly picked mint? Some white peach and just a hint of green pepper appear as well. Fairly thin, somewhat dry, but smooth and has a long finish. Overall, this sounded like a potential trainwreck based on the description, but it ended up being very unique and enjoyable, so Iím glad I gave it a shot.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 year old bottle at Hopleaf! Pours unclear dark thick roasted chestnut black in colors with a creamy darker beige head. Aroma brings light sweet smokiness with roasted coffee and spice. The flavor brings roasted malts and spice that are overbearing and mute a lot of the coffee flavor on a refreshing bubbly body. The secret spice is hard to describe, ras al hanut (sp) perhaps?
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax..Pour is dark brown with a odd brown head...Nose is funk, smoke,spices, coffee, roast...Taste is Chocolate, spice, funk, coffee, wet oak, dry, wet sock..
Pailhead (4809) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of light sweet tarts, sour lemon, cola, roast, chocolate, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange transparency when held to the light. It has a large beige head that has great retention and leaves behind a good amount of soapy lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light sour lemon. There is a hint of cola in the background. The finish has light roasted coffee and a hint of pepper. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, I wasnít sure a coffee Saison would work, especially since Iím not a fan of the combination of roasty and sour, but this one worked pretty well.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, a little muddy, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Coffee nose, freshly ground, with a hint of chile peppers.   I guess that would be the Algerian spice blend.   Soft spices on the tongue, noticeable coffee, no heat when you think the spice will be bringing heat.   A little tart on the finish, with lingering coffee.   If you said Saison I would have never guessed as the spices seem to shine, that and the coffee.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Spiced finish, along with coffee.   Light tartness.   The spices make you think the beer will have some heat, but it does not.   Very interesting to say the least.   Thanks Kevin!
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Frederique from Abu Nawas. definately different. coffee, sour, funky. differnt but seemed to work.
SpongeRuiner (714) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the weirdest beers Iíve had. Crazy thick chunky head. Dark and toasty and tart.
BVery (6222) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber at WTWBA - darker murky pour. Smokey slightly sour nose. Kind of a weird sour taste. Just okay for me.
Beerman6686 (4346) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a light brown with a beige head. Aroma was coffee, funk and smoke. Flavor was similar, just a weird combo of funk and coffee and some burnt rubber.
boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from cheese shop des moines..color of rootbeer with good sized kacki head.. arona is super weird...sour grapeish with a touch of coffee.. taste is ....hell..its hard to figure out..mildly sour fruit and sone coffe..weird but ok in my book...wouldnt seek out tho
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review from backlog, bottle tasted on 09/29/2012. Pours brown, thin off-white head, curtain of lacing. Aroma is mild tart malts and berries, fine roasted coffee grounds, smooth light milk chocolate. Taste is mild sour malts and tart dark fruits, light citrus, subtle roast and coffee comes through, mild bitter finish. Medium light palate. Interesting.