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

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RATINGS: 160   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5176) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
500ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Dried fruit and malt in the aroma. The taste is nutty, malty and fruity with raisns, hazelnuts and biscuity malt detected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2013
Clear red-tinged dark brown, medium fluffy tan head with very nice lacing. Aroma is warm toasty malt, fruity hops, caramel, wood, tobacco and coffee in the background. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Dry bitterness in the finish along with coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation, watery to oily texture. Surprisingly flavourful for the ABV, very easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle, Systembolaget. Clear dark reddish/brown with a white head. Light with bread, nuts, light roasted malt, some wood and light hops. Drinkable but not the best Mild Ale that I have tasted.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Is this a mild? tastes like a weak stout to me. some v slight hops, thin coffee/choc vibe, on but not hugely enjoyable, slightly thin overall feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2681) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with frothy off white head, roasted malt taste a hint of coffee and biscuits.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beertobealive (225) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
Very personal impression guided by my dislike of whatever has too much coffee taste. Subtle and Coffee is not heavily present here but not balanced with other tastes and underlined by bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3099) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2013
NERAX North cask festival. 11/16/2013. Color is dark ruby with dark brown in the center. Nose is herbal with caramel and hints of coffee. Flavor is malt dominant and real Earthy. Nuts, caramel, traces of coffee and again the herbal notes are large in the finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really tremendous job for the low 4 ABV. A session beer with some real flavor. Well made.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brewergeth (4) - Caerffili, WALES - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
Nice and smooth for a dark ale. Nice choclate and coffee flavours that doesnt over power.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1022) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2013
This beer pours an extremely clear chestnut color with a giant off-white head, and the aroma blends dough yeast with caramel and roasted malts. The taste is quite umami, slightly sweet, and a touch sour, but that sourness grows slightly. The palate combines a soft carbonation, medium body, slick and thin texture, and a malty finish that doesn’t quite match the flavor but isn’t unpleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1095) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. Mahogany brown body, tall head. Hoppy and caramelly aroma, taste has medium roast and medium hops. Finish has some light roast and notable hop bitterness. My first Mild Ale. But is this what a Mild Ale is supposed to taste like? "Little or no hop flavour or aroma" certainly doesn’t apply to this beer so I will need to find more samples to understand the style.


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