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


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RATINGS: 176   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brewergeth (4) - Caerffili, WALES - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
Nice and smooth for a dark ale. Nice choclate and coffee flavours that doesnt over power.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
jurasik (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
Very nice dark beer, smooth & smokey with a chocolate flavour. Go buy some now, you wonít regret it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2012
a very mild ale, for sure. only 4% alcohol, which is weak and disappointing. still, itís a nice tasting "dark ale".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2304) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2012
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle stamped on the back 10.10.2013 so I assume that is an expiration date. The pour is a beautiful dark mahogany with a velvet off-white head and silky lacing clinging to the pint glass. The aroma is dark, smoky, licorice, and chocolate-like. It has the aromatic character of a Porter. The body is bold. The taste begins sweet with a slight acidity and a moderate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1533) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Tasted from a cool-looking brown pint bottle into a nonic pint glass (sorry, no Anglo-Saxon skulls handy). It poured an almost opaque, very dark reddish brown colour with fluffy, beige foam, deep banks of spritzy little bubbles, and lots of lace. Aromas and flavours of husky grains, chocolate malt, black malt, toast, medium-roast coffee, burnt orange English hops notes. Palate was light, crisp, tart, bright acidity, not as full-bodied as they claim, but definitely complex and very refreshing which is a tough combo. Delicious. I want more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1205) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2013
This beer pours an extremely clear chestnut color with a giant off-white head, and the aroma blends dough yeast with caramel and roasted malts. The taste is quite umami, slightly sweet, and a touch sour, but that sourness grows slightly. The palate combines a soft carbonation, medium body, slick and thin texture, and a malty finish that doesnít quite match the flavor but isnít unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Cask at the standing order... Deep red brown... Soft dark fruits.. Soft malts nose... Dark roast... Light bitter roast... Dark berry chocolate fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (373) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Roasted aroma, dark chocolate, bit of coffee a bit smokiness. Very dark red, lots of beige head, to much foaming. Taste is rich in coffee, pretty bitter, dark chocolate and coffe bitterness. A bit of malty sweetness but mostly itter. Medium body low carbonation. Nice ale, darker and more bitter than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2397) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2818) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Cask at the Sussex. Deep dark red with beige head, and coffee and demerara on nose, toasty palate with dark fruit and roast nuts. Burnt caramel and bitter finish. Delicious on a winter evening!

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