johnnyoski (413) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Dark rusty color with a foamy, off white head. Caramel malty aroma, with hints of sweet spices. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of dry nuts and ripe fruit. This covers up most of the hop bitterness that can be slightly detected in the finish. Well carbonated with a sticky body. Well balanced and enjoyable to drink.
alliance100 (329) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can and draft - pours a light brown, sweet malt aromas, palate is medium bodied with some mild roast and sweet finish, pretty good .
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz Can. Thanks Sean! Stylistically, this was the least of the Griffin Claw beers I was interested trying, but it turned out to be the roundest, most well-produced example. There’s nothing extreme or particularly unique about this beer and that’s great. It’s fresh, lively, and rich. A nice balance of lightly darkened sugars with the right amount of alcohol. It just hits that sweet spot with brewing where all the pieces come together in a nicely honed way that makes it feel like you wouldn’t change anything about a beer. Fantastic Amber Ale.
njager246 (289) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of roasted malts and hops, a really funky taste, not my favorite hoped for more...
Onslow (1080) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from 16 oz car. Deep red brew wtih tan head. Beautiful held up to the light. Odd mix in the aroma - over ripe fruit, caramel malt, alcohol, something metallic... Taste is sweet spoils fruit at the start, some caramel malt, caramel in the middle, some bisquit towards the end and a sour almost vegetal hops at the end with a lingering midly unpleasant sour finish. The good parts are good but the bad pards are bad and the ugly stuff... you get it.
salvaticas (350) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Roast. Pours a nice golden red. Nothing on the nose. Classic smooth red with a bit of a weak and slightly bitter back end. Good.
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kevinator (675) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty hearty amber ale. Malty aroma but not overly sweet. Deep amber color that looks heavy. Good full mouthfeel with average carbonation. Strong malt flavors with a small hops presence. Some earth and wood tones that added complexity. Good first impression.
RespertFTW (464) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark red amber. Mot much aroma...maybe a little malt. Taste is malty caramel with some bitterness.
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BigBeer45 (1200) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Champanes,
this beer had a clear amber-red pour with some brown hues at the sides of the glass, and gave a one to two finger light tan head,
aromas of toasted malt, a little caramel, the malt had little whiffs of chocolate like notes and very faint dried dark fruit (raisin and fig like) in the background, also, there was a little earthiness,
flavors of toasted malt with caramel and a hint of chocolate, and a touch of earth,
the finish had a little hop bitterness with the malt on top and prevailing afterwards,
the mouth feel was light with a little creaminess and it had average carbonation,
the nose was nice with the toasted malt notes and it had a good toasted malt and caramel flavor, a good drink.
Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is very roast malty with some custard. A very caramel and brown sugar flavor with hints of custard and bubblegum followed by balancing hop and roast malt bitterness, flavor reminds me of a trappist ale to a certain degree, specifically Rochefort 10, minus the bitterness. Appearance is a dark clear brownish red with thin white foam and minor lace. Palate is ordinary. Overall, a very good beer.