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Celt Experience Celt Dark Age

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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Mild Ale
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Celt Dark-Age is a delicious full bodied Welsh dark beer. The beer has a special blend of coffee and chocolate flavours, which are balanced with a smooth aroma with subtle notes of caramel and dark fruit, leading to a bitter finish.This beers name comes from the Dark age. Folklore has highlighted many stories of Celtic warriors and kings that waged successful battles against the intruding Anglo-Saxons. None more than King Arthur, who legend has it, fought in 12 battles in the late 5th and early 6th century.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratballs (6) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Bottle from asda. Chocolate, coffee, caramel. Nice foamy head. It has a strong grapefruit kick to it. Plenty of flavour despite only being 4%.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (213) - - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Must try a second pint another day as already have had something else. That said good dark chestnut appearance. Coffee and chocolate aromas. That carries on into the taste and delightful bitterness. Good one. Even better at second tasting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2154) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Cask at st Mathews hall Walsall. Black ok head. Aroma is roast malts blackcurrant taste same nice hoppy bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel. Bipa notes I think. V tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark chestnut with cream head. There is a roasty, toasty element to this from the off. Rich, dark malts to the fore, hints of chocolate bitterness alongside a plummy fruitiness. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask pint at The Captain James Lang (JDW) in Dumbarton. A dark colour without much head. Caramel overtones.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (689) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
Clear black beer with a thick and bubbly beige head. Light aroma of malt. Flavour has a lot going on. Fruit up front very briefly, malty chocolate, a bit of coffee in there but then a nice dose of bitter, grassy hop to mix things up. Has a nice, rich body too. A great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
indrekr (89) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
Aroma: roasted coffee beans. Appearance: brown, clear, rocky head, tan foam. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate:light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, citrus. Appearance: dark red liquid with thick frothy tan head. Taste: lightly bitter, lightly sour, roasted malts, citrus. Palate: light body, thin feel, lively, long bitter finish,

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ant_in_wales (17) - Aberystwyth, WALES - MAR 5, 2015
Roasty, toasty taste, but not wholly pleasant. Completely impossible to pour - even on an angle, on the second pour, glass was 2/3 head Off-day for the QC team, or it’s a pretty bad beer.


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