bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, mustiness, grain, light citrus, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, cocoa, caramel, pine, earthiness, and burnt toast with a dry, bitter finish.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a khaki head. Big roasted malt and pine aromas. Fairly herbal, some chocolate, and a bit of blueberry. Spicy and bready, too. The flavor is somewhat bitter with a lot of roasted malt and pine. Herbal and spicy hops, a bit of earth, and chocolate. Interesting dried blueberry flavor on the finish.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown pour with a light tan head. Very little hops and roasty flavors going on in this one. A little sweet, toffee, spent grain.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extra from Steve. Who would expect a dark deep blue bottle would be a black ipa from St. Arnold? Fairly basic, too much roast, overwhelming the hops. Deep black colour, a bit of smoke with the roast aroma. OK drinkability.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (02/26/13) thanks to grumpypirate06. Pours with a near black hued body and a medium sized tan head. Aromas are of hops: grapefruit, grass, pine, mild cohumulone bite, a bit of earthy roast and leather, medium-low esters. Flavors are roasty and citrusy. Roast character is ashy and a bit astringent. Nutty, tannic, leather. Hop character is nicely citrusy. With a medium bitterness that is amplified by the astringent roast. A bit metallic and nutty. Medium-full carbonation, somewhat dry body. Not horrible, but definitely more than a few yards shy of a homerun.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, dark brown with some orange highlights, foamy head with tan lace , hoppy roast aroma, flavor is hoppy pine, earthy roast , Oreo wafers, nice , liked this much more than the red
5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep cola, thin foamy sandy head, little lacing.   Light roast, a touch of soy on the nose.   Moderate roastiness on the tongue.   Falls off quickly, very little bitterness.   Black Pale Ale maybe?   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Watery roasted malt finish, with very little in the way of hoppiness.   Light, and a snoozer of a Black IPA.   Thanks Bill!
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft, cask, and bottle- even the brewpub version brewed in galveston .. . pours a deep brown black .. grassy green hops, mild roast .. . solid beer all around, one of my favorite black ipa’s to date .. . . i am insulted. is this a book report or a witch hunt?
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate with some pine malts. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of milk chocolate as well as some roasted malt, pine and resin. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was dark malt. The thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The balanced flavor contained notes of wheat brown malt and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.