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

bottled
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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4509) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into an english pint. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Sweet dark caramel aromas. Thin with dark caramel and pit fruit upfront turning slightly metallic in the lasting bitter soy finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4673) - 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 (189) - 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 (197) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark Brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice nutty flavor. Average oderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice mild.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (182) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours dark brown with a big fluffy beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Too bitter for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
morrejoh (2) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Min första recension, smakar som en Newcastle Brown ale. Helt ok, ej prisvärd

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickFifty (405) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
Deep red-brown color, thick beige head. Dried fruit nose, brown sugar, roasted malt, coffee. Sweet taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, metallic notes, bitter finish. Big aromas and taste considering the low abv, but the taste fades quickly. Thin body, lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (430) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 10, 2014
Dark ruby color, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, dark fruits. Dry taste has caramel, roasted malt, coffee and hops in dry bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Decent dark ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Cask in the Euston Tap. Dark brown with reddish depths, white foam. Surprisingly bitter, agree it’s more like a low abv black ipa than anything else. Or you could just call it a dark session beer, very bitter, both hops and a bit of malts, with herbal nettle and a bit of aniseed. Moreish. Doesn’t quite sit together but went down well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottled 12/07/14. A dark ruby coloured beer with a big whitish head. A really hoppy and bitter mild. Not getting chocolate, coffee, caramel or spice as per the comm description. Tasty for sure and blind this could be mistaken for a BIPA. I really liked it. An enjoyable beer whatever it is.


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