Celt Experience Celt Dark Age

 
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Formerly brewed at Celt Experience
Style: Mild Ale
Llandeilo, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1861) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle from a friend. Malty, some caramel and some resiny hops to balance, with a little earthiness. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2015
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with big, frothy, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, slightly roasted nose with dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, orange peel, toffee and hints of smoke. Malty, slightly roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, orange peel, caramel, toffee and a generous cocoa bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23606) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (755) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Great beer with nice deep colour and long lasting head. Very clear malty notes. Nice one

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewTom (637) - - 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

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (100) - - 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (2831) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2015
Courtesy of Jaghana Couleur noire, forte mousse beige cremeuse. Nez malt, fruits noirs carameliss et houblon pic. Gout malt grill, caf, caramel et bonne amertume houblonne (tourbe) et grille avec rglisse en fin de bouche. Superbe pour juste 4c

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2449) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5875) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (438) - 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


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