thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2016
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 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2015
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 (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
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 (7800) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
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 (15503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
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 (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
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 (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
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 (52391) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
Finhead (1848) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
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. 
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 (4690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
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.