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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5803) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting, from Oddbins Chiswick. BB 28.07. 2014. Ruby colour, large and fluffy beige head. Moderate but nice aroma of dark but not heavily roasted malts. The flavour is also malty, but fairly dry, with moderate roasty notes and hints of chocolate. Sufficient bitterness. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3267) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Deep caramel clear body with a foamy large brown head. Pleasant hoppy caramel and wood nose. Sweet and bitter caramel with toasted notes. Medium bodied. Long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1889) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD 07.02.15. Dark brown. Foamy, brown head and lacing. Fine aroma of dark malts and blackberries. Also dark malt in taste, with chocolate and cofee. Evident hop bitterness. Quite dry mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3658) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Dagens fjerde på rbhd-samling feb-15: dyp brunrød med tett bruseskum. Deilig kaffe- og sjokoladesmak (kombinert med litt syre fra mørke bær) og en balansert humlebitterhet. Hadde ikkke vært noe problem med en pint eller to av denne på en walisisk pub, mye drikkeglede for sine sølle 4%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3856) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2015
500ml bottle from Ales By Mail. Very dark brown, reasonable head. Fruit & coffee aroma. Toffee apple & coffee flavour. Very smooth and refreshing. Not normally a mild fan but this is a really good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from ASDA, BB Dec 2015. Cola black, big dense foamy white head. Aroma is ashy, twig, resin, sweet floral hoppiness. Body is light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet malt, ashy, soft floral hoppiness. Very good mild - moreish, balanced and extremely drinkable ... never gets watery. Impressed with this one. Under-rated.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Poured deep dark, virtually black with a white head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malt. Light body, flavour as the aroma, light mocha, nuts and lightly toasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Mild brown chocolate, coffee tones. Nutty and schwarz-like. Easy medium body. Foamy off-white head. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (781) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2014
bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours dark brown with big fluffy head, that stays. Aroma of coffe, some roast,dark chocolate. Taste is medium bitter, rosted malts, dark chocolate. Medium body. Nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ninecats (334) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Pours deep ruby/dark brown with a huge beige quickly dissipating head leaving lots of lacings. Aroma is flowery, some roasted notes, coffee. Taste is bitter up-front with grass, flowers, some malty tones before ending quite lingering bitter. Light to medium body, medium carbo, sharp bubbles. It says 23 IBU but it feels like it was way more. The bitterness probably comes through this much due to the fairly weak body.


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