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

bottled
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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - 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
SarkyNorthener (1440) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Wales 2014. Beer no 12. Bottle from Tesco in cardigan, wales. Dar brown beer with large head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, charred coffee beans, dark fruits and a little chocolate. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (650) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
On cask at Wetherspoons in Guildford. Pours very dark with an off white head. Roasted malt aroma. Sweet start with a slight bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. A very dark brown beer, topped by a foamy, beige head. The aroma is quite roasted, with some dried fruits and bonfire. Quite dry on the palate, with roasted malts, coffee and some bonfire. Full to medium body, soft carbonation level. Lasting roasted finish with some bonfire hints. Not so much complexity going on, but it’s a fine beer anyway. 140420

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle.Pours amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, some spices, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some coffee, caramel and roasted notes. Thin body, average carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, grain an floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a chocolate finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheresthepath (1469) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading. Mahogany in hue with a thick creamy head. Oak and fake chocolate and roasty malt and pepper and dryness and- oh dear- some quite aggressive leafy grapefruit hops that really don’t go. No, really not impressed by this, it’s very unbalanced. Rather watery too by the end. Not a good mild, think they’ve rather missed the point of a mild here. More like a really crap, weak black IPA. I don’t like it. Much as I like US hops, brewers need to realise that just shoving them willy nilly into every beer doesn’t always work.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (512) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Mörk brun-röd med orange-brunt skum. Doft: Malt, lakrits, barrskog, kaffe, bränt socker. Smak: Malt, rostat, skogsjord, humle, bränt socker, kärv kola smak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (636) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Creamy big light brown head. Clear dark brown color. Well carbonated. Aroma is hops, caramel and pine shoots. Taste is caramel, herbs, hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (952) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours brown/amber with a small frothy/creamy beige lasting head. Aroma is hard toasted malts, licorice, bready, cocoa and herbs. Taste is light sweet and light+ bitter with a hint of metal. Body is light, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate.Finishes bitter with lingering hard roasted malts.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5123) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
JDW, Rochester. Strong but not aggressive dark roast flavours. Just a bit too bitter for my taste - I would prefer a bit more sweetness.


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