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

bottled
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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2012
a very mild ale, for sure. only 4% alcohol, which is weak and disappointing. still, it’s a nice tasting "dark ale".


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 (305) - 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 (396) - 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 (1191) - 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 (8718) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (775) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy dark brown body with a huge tan crown, that leaves loads of lacing. Roasted malt, wood, dark fruits, coffee, nuts, herbs and earthy notes. Dry earthy and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Cask at The Euston Tap, London on 11 July. Poured a dark ruby, with a dense, off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, grapes and oak. Rich fruit flavours, with some Christmas pudding and chocolate. Finish was grassy hop, coffee and bitter ash.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (648) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Flaske fra systembolaget. Svart, vannete konsistens, medium karbonert. Stor fyldig skumtopp. Smaker mørkbrent malt, bitterhet fra kaffe, sjokolade, nøtter.humlet ettersmak En mild,mørk øl med mye bitterhet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1103) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Roasty, coffee, nutty, noticably hoppy, murky Brown/ruby colour, medium tan head, dry, medium/light bite, noticable hoppiness still. Pronounced roastiness. Good body considering ABV, average carbonation, roasty and hoppy finish. Quality brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (323) - 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.


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