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

bottled
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RATINGS: 160   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (176) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (285) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (644) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leebotton (189) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2855) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5588) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget Dark amber with a bubbly, off-White head. coffee, chocolate and Heather in the aroma. Dark chocolate, salty liqourice and coffee in the flavour. Medium bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klajmajk (102) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2013
Big stable lasting head with brown color, bit of roasted malt aroma. Medium bitterness in taste. Even though I am a fan of stronger dark ales this one was a pleasant experience.


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