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Celt Experience Celt Dark Age

Formerly brewed at Celt Experience
Style: Mild Ale
Llandeilo, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a huge off white head. Aroma is roasted malty. Roasted, liqourice and breadish. Caramelish and roasted. Solid hoppy and light fruity. Bitter and roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with not much head. Aroma is grassy, coffee, roasted malts, some caramel and floral Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Light bodied. Not my favourite type but not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7055) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Appearance: Transparent black color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, roasty and a bit vinous.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet, and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, roasted malt and fruity.
Overall impression: Nice ale.
Personal stats: Bottle Geir bought at Systembolaget..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle @dutchdrebus. Brown color. Smells hoppy, malty, roasty. Tastes hoppy, malty, some coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14277) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Very dark brown, almost black color with a small to medium sized off-white head. Aroma has malts, lightly hops. Taste malts, nicely bitter. Long lingering bitterness. A bit thin bodied, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle @ home. Ruby to brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells hoppy, fresh, slightly roasty, black ipa-ish. Tastes hops, fresh, some coffee, some liquorice. Thin to medium body with soft carbo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
500ml ar: slight fruit and roasted malt. ap:reddy-brown, translucent, subsiding head. Taste: medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. pa: thickish mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation. Ov: Reasonable beer. Quite a bite on the finish. Unusual mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Fluffy off white head, earthy coffee aroma, milky and coffee flavour with roasted nut notes. Quite a developed session beer... lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2013
BB 16.11.2014, 0,5L bottle. Pours clear very dark amber, almost black with nice light tan head. The head stays. Aroma: sourness, dryness, hints of chocolate, caramel. Taste: malt, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, sourness in the background, maybe even some spices. Burnt coffee bitter finish. It is very creamy. Overall: hides 4% ABV really well, but otherwise just good, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Sour coffee aroma with hoppy bitterness coming through, pleasant. Big thick foamy beige head. Surprisingly hoppy for a mild, lends a good character to the brew. Slightly grapefruity. Can’t really get the coffee / dark fruit / caramel but still nice. Good texture.

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