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


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4923) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Gravity cask at St Albans beer festival. Clear amber color, beige head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste has light smoke, burnt toast. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (34) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Great beer with nice deep colour and long lasting head. Very clear malty notes. Nice one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewTom (493) - - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle was over carbonated with a very lively head. This is an interesting beer & not what I expected from a mild - tastes more bitter than the quoted 23IBU but with a heavy, caramel & burnt toast backbone. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (61) - - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Very dark beer with large frothy head and floating bits. Full nose of blackcurrent and lemon. Taste is a bit watery and fizzy with earthy tones and a bitter, smokey finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1837) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2015
Courtesy of Jaghana Couleur noire, forte mousse beige cremeuse. Nez malté, fruits noirs caramelisés et houblon épicé. Gout malt grillé, café, caramel et bonne amertume houblonnée (tourbe) et grillée avec réglisse en fin de bouche. Superbe pour juste 4c°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (800) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, nuts, subtle coffee, blackberry, some chocolate, raisins, slight smoke and earthy hops. Taste of liquorice, nuts, roasted malts, some chocolate, raisin, blackberry, burnt toast and loads of earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted, fruit bitterness in the finish. Well flavoured for a mild. Fruity, roasted and earthy flavours. A good beer from a good brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4824) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a cloudy amber brown beer with huge head, good retention. Nose is on toasted malt, honey and hops resin. Aroma is on toasted malt, honey, good caramalt notes, bit spicy, touch of yellow fruits, bit tannic, good bitterness, toasted caramel, leather, vanilla hints, honey, chocolate, light hops resin, good body and complexity for the alcohol level. Nice toasted caramel malt duration on aftertatse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (322) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons, pours a coppery red amber colour with thick frothy tan head which lingers. Aroma of mild coffee and chocolate with dark fruits and molasses plus slightly woody. Taste is medium sweet and bitter and slightly sour, long lasting and rather good. A bit watery in the mouth feel but also quite lively carbonation. Decent mild ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1685) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
500ml; Drank from a tulip; Resiny hop and dark malt/roast malt nose ..Large beige head above kinda purple black. Flavours of raisin, blackcurrant , roasted malts , coffee and resiny hops having sex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratballs (7) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Bottle from asda. Chocolate, coffee, caramel. Nice foamy head. It has a strong grapefruit kick to it. Plenty of flavour despite only being 4%.

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