Celt Experience Celt Dark Age

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (450) - - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Must try a second pint another day as already have had something else. That said good dark chestnut appearance. Coffee and chocolate aromas. That carries on into the taste and delightful bitterness. Good one. Even better at second tasting.

   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 wont regret it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2787) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2012
a very mild ale, for sure. only 4% alcohol, which is weak and disappointing. still, its a nice tasting "dark ale".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fullpintofbeer (311) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Cask @Knights Templar, Bristol. Dark red/copper, very hazy at the beginning and then it clears out, medium head, great lacing. Aroma of wet grain, bit of coffee and caramel. Lightly bitter taste, long finish, light body, soft carbonation. Dark, but very light and soft ale, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1958) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 From Genes. This was quite delicious. Very easy drinking and smooth maybe even a slippery mouth feel. Decent but not overwhelming roasted flavor. Serving: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 1)Spoonsfest #37, The Babington, Derby, 11/04/14. Heavy ruby swathed with beige. This is good; soft smoked chocolate and tobacco; Imperial Leather and lactic alkalinity, good roasted nut finish. Nose is roasted veg, D&B, oak and malt loaf. Elegant little sipper. 747414, 2) The Felix, Nuneaton. Sneaking lychee nose with molten Neopolitan aspects and barely a puff of coal dust. Deep layered ruby with a tight cream foam lacing ornately with each sip. Mild leaning towards BIPA with shavings of bitter chocolate, cocoa, blueberry and delicate lychee hop. Lets call it New World Mild. Almost a perfect sessions beer showcasing everything great about British cask beer and Pacific hops one handy pint size package. 848416.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (1304) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
Clear black beer with a thick and bubbly beige head. Light aroma of malt. Flavour has a lot going on. Fruit up front very briefly, malty chocolate, a bit of coffee in there but then a nice dose of bitter, grassy hop to mix things up. Has a nice, rich body too. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3333) - 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.

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