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Celt Experience / Otley Barbarians Beverage

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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Black IPA
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer will be Wales’ first ever craft beer collaboration between Celt Experience and Otley. Brewed with US hops and fresh chillies to give a deep spice and mango character, finishing with a feisty chilli spice burn. Hops: Columbus, Green Bullet, Amarillo, Chinook and Waimea Chillies: Fresh Hungarian Wax for max flavour As a limited edition, the beer will be released for the BBQ in September aged in French Wine Oak Casks…….


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, roasty malts, dry and bitter, soft chili burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Celt Experience / Otley Barbarians Beverage ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, butter, light earthy - light fruity chili. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chili, caramel, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140217]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (976) - ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2014
Dark amber, beige head, spotty lacing. Nose is malty sweetness and smoky spice notes. Flavor is toasty malt, alcohol, some sweet-fruity notes. Finish is solidly hoppy bitter with a chili bite.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1090) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Clear mahogany, beige thin head. Sweet musty choc, cayenne and charred roastedness. Burgeoning roastedness, chocolatey hops and building chilli vibe. Not a massive middle to this, zips to the chilli kick - with an odd thin bitterness. Chilli burn is nice enough, if a bit pushy. Finish is chalky chilli burn and sweet steamy colander orange rind bitterness.

Bottle, Cheers Stu666, April Not So Fools Tasting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
deep brown black ... thin tan head ... deep brown black ... soft deep dark roast malt nose ...little too fizzy ...d ark bitter chocolate roast .. dark malt ... light pine ... too dry and bitter ... massive roast .. oh wait... its got a chilli kick... but looking at the ingredients i can see a reason for that ... still too bitter ... like the chilli shame about the bitterness

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6865) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, fruchtig hopfig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig schokoladig, bitter fruchtig, leicht scharf im Abgang.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oops (202) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2014
Dark red brown, small white head. Aroma - sweet caramel, roasted malts, pepper. Spicy, malty and hoppy taste. A little bit oily and too lively carbonated for my taste, but interesting experience.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (1113) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clear, dark red. Thin, tan head. Liquorice. Burnt rubber. Taste is dark chocolate bitter. Palate has plenty of heat. Too much for me. Hard work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours dark brown with a thick white head. Aroma of roasty malts, spices, pepper, grassy hops and exotic fruits. Taste is smooth, hoppy and slightly roasty with some spiciness, peppery notes, grass and fruits. Finish is hoppy, grassy and roasty with some warming chili notes. Okay black IPA with a touch of chili.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l, BB 20130714, courtesy of rosenbergh, 20140315) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pepper, fruitiness and malts. Palate medium bodied with chilli burning and medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, pepper, caramel, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had chilli and bitterness. The chilli used was matched very well with the rest of the beer.


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