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

bottled
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RATINGS: 183   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12039) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is floral and chocolate. Med body. Flavor is dark malt, chocolate, a little dark fruit, floral, maybe grass, and maybe a touch of coffee. Finishes more bitter than dry. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5808) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear reddish brown, large beige head. Nutty, roasted aroma, coffee, spicy and floral hops. Light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (992) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Chestnut color with nice head. Aroma of malt , caramel, hint of coffee. Malty taste with roasted caramel notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5779) - 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 (1548) - 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 (5388) - 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 (4069) - 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 (332) - 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 (4071) - 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.


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