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


on tap

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RATINGS: 212   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 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 (12605) - 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 (5503) - 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 (227) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, 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 (2725) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8295) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle at home at the Watford Tasting from oddbins London Bridge. Aroma is grassy hop and soft roast. Dark caramel with a persistet thin cream head. Some pine ad fruit. Flavour is dark malt, some soft roast, metal pine needles. Some carbonaic acid. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 17th December 2013
Clear dark red - amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, crisp and a little dry. Super light malts, minerals. Vague dark fruits. Dry finish. Mmm it’s all a bit bland and non-descript. I expect more of this brewery now.

31st March 2014
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Cask. Clear dark amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth malt with very light and dry sweet cream. Underneath is a woody toffee bitterness. English hop bitterness before the light dry finish. All right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5866) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
500ml bottle at the Watford tasting, thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a clear dark ruby colour with a medium tan head. Aroma has fruity notes of red berries, a slight grainy and yeasty touch. Taste has gentle roasted barley notes, some husk, a touch of milk chocolate, cautious hints of dried dark fruit, integrated bitter hop notes. Good.

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