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

bottled
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RATINGS: 161   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1102) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (663) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours dark with brown and ruby tints held under the light. Big finger-length head with average retention that leaves medium lacing. Pleasing aroma of nutty, chocolate malts and a hint of fruit. Creamy, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is mild with a bit of roast and bitterness. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2718) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2013
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark brown color. Small off-white head, stays. Mild roast, malty, bit of caramel in aroma. Weak aroma. Roasted malts, wood, hops, sweetish notes in flavor. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2013
500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Slightly sharpish and minerally aroma, a bit sulfurous. Retronasals very sulfury. Treacly malts, harsh hops. more sulfur. A bit disappointing, minerals and harshness reduce the enjoyment of the caramelly malts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, biscuit, dark chocolate and some cream. Flavour of roasted malts, biscuit, some rubber, some veggie notes, cream and salty licorice. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and high-ish carbonation. Flavour is a bit off and the amount of carbonation disturbs me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6171) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a large frothy head. Aroma is a bit sweet with honey and caramel notes, some subtle fruit and hay with hops and faint chocolate. Flavor is somewhat creamy and chocolaty with a salty twist on it, faint coffee notes on the background with a mildly grassy and fruity finish. Medium carbonation, long salty finish. A bit odd but somehow works.
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaulW (99) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a thick foamy head. Aroma is quite difficult to pick up, but there is light roast. Palate starts dark grains and fruit but quickly transforms into drying bitterness rather than sweetness. Not bad, might go well with a bit of cheese.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, hop, coffee. Medium body. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, wood, chocolate, tobacco. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood - tobacco, dark malt, choclate, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130629]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (915) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2013
BB 07/04/2014. Poured a semi-translucent garnet red colour with a two finger light beige foamy head that diminished a bit but retained a ring of foam so it laced well. Moderate to high carbonation as seen by medium sized bubbles forming trails. Aroma a nice strong sweet fruity yeast plus a slight roasted malt and with slight chocolate as well. Taste initially sweet toffee followed by a strong roasted malt that gave a somewhat burnt bitter after-taste - the taste starts out a bit flat and sweet but then the charred malt comes through and dominates for some time until the beer warmed. Light body. Smooth, light, strong flavours with a nice subtle smoky finish as the beer warmed. Overall a good dark ale.


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