strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour. Black as your hat (thanks Muck) with a sliver of light khaki head. Enormouse rye aroma with subtle earthy hop undertones. Tastes predominately grainy....a lot o’ rye, some smoke, grass, maybe leather. Just a flutter of bitterness on the back end. Bizarre for an IPA. A hit of sweetness would have rounded this guy out nicely. Props for style.
thegreenrooster (3820) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is a really nice mix of piney hops and a roasted malt. I could smell the beer as I was pouring it out of the can. Flavor is again decently hoppy and roasted malt. Not as strong as the aroma let on but both are there fighting it out on your palate. Black IPA’S are not really my thing but this had an equally nice hop to roasted malt ratio that was quite flavorful.
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, rye, earthiness, cocoa and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, cocoa, roasted malt, pine and earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF. In the glass this was dark red with a small beige colored head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts, some fruit, and citrus. Medium in body. The flavor shows a lot of dark malts but is well balanced with the citrus and fruit. Long bitter rye finish. Good.
Strykzone (6176) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at gabf. Quite dark. Nice fruitiness here. Citrus and some tropical. Bittetness is moderate. Not much "blackness" but a little. More IPA than black. Nice.
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, citrus, orange, peaches. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate, citrus, orange, peaches. Medium body. Nice beer.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ home. Very dark cola colored beer with off-white foam. Nose is pretty decent. A lot of grass and pine. Slight lemon peel, grapefruit, and orange rind. Roasted malt and a bit of caramel. Flavor is less hop forward and has more of a bitter coffee and roasted malt character. Some decent herbs and pine. Mild citrus. Slight malt sweetness.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops with some toasted malt. Flavor is sweet malt, roasty, with a good bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 1 pint.
[ As Piney River Masked Bandit IPA ].
Clear medium to dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, light grassy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dry, grapefruit, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Finhead (1528) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with some reddish highlights and a frothy, tan head. The aroma is grassy along with some pine notes. It has a medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a slightly roasted finish.
jandd1983 (3581) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts with chocolate, citrus and hops. The taste was similar with plenty of hops. Very nice.