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Dark-Age - The Celt Experience

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BA SCORE
84
good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Celt Experience visit their website
United Kingdom (Wales)

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Elegant smooth chocolate and caramel body with a spice finish
Inspired by the tranquility of the myths of Avalon. King Arthur and Merlin histories emerge from ancient Pagan myths tracing dark ripples through shared legends.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 08-07-2012)
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1.25/5  rDev -66.4%

DonFrap, Jul 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

GarthT, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Salud24, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jabo134, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jbertsch, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JAFoley, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

spoony, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours with excellent clarity; dark red-brown; small semi-durable head; spotty lacing.

Aroma and Flavor are mild, as per style. Sweet malts, some dark fruit and earthy hops in the nose. The hops largely disappear from the taste, but leave the ale with a good sweet/bitter balance.

Feel: medium-light body and carbonation. A bit thin, as usual for style. Very smooth.

O: very good example of style.

chinchill, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of sweemzander
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a very dark burnt sienna color. Some tan froth.

(S)- A nice mild yet rustic nuttiness with raisin.

(T)- Pretty similar to the smell with a rustic nutty roasted raisin profile.

(M)- A nice smooth carbonation level meets a nice rustic feel overall. Mild, but a rich flavor too.

(O)- A rather nice beer. Not a huge mainstream style (in fact, my first venture into it), but quite appreciated to have versus the tried and true styles produced today.

sweemzander, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jason, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sebastian577, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DeltaFour, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Birdlegs, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

WGO, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

kaelingirl, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Haybeerman, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

smithj4, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

defect_, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass. Pours a dark reddish brown amber with a half finger off-white head that dissipates to a thin film with light lacing. Aroma of dark malt syrup, lightly nutty with a faint dimethyl sulfide component. Flavor is mild toasted and biscuit malt, grains, hints of coffee and chocolate. Finishes with toasted and charred malt, mild hop bitterness. Light bodied. Although the flavors are mild, they are reminiscent of a low key porter. Fairly complex balance of malt flavors with hints of smoke or peat. Although light in flavor, suprprisingly flavorful for such a mild ale. This is my second Celt Experience ale and I'm impressed. An interesting take on the dark mild ale style.

LiquidAmber, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

Sometimes you've just gotta dive in and try something completely new to you. Enter: Celt Experience's Dark Age. Get some. It pours a clear sienna-ruby topped by nearly two fingers of light tan foam. The nose comprises walnut, oak, light earthy hops, greens, and a touch of brown sugar-cinnamon in the air. The taste holds notes of brown sugar-infused toffee, light tea, walnut, light oak, a very light tinge of mild vanilla bean, and a light scattering of earthy greens. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smoothly slick feel. Overall, a nice dark mild, one that goes down easily and pleasantly. Good times.

TMoney2591, Aug 07, 2012
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3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills a Harp nonic with a dark brown (SRM 25-28) clear beer with ruby to mahogany highlights that glow when put to the light. The thin, wispy, off-white head leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma opens with rich malt and Baker’s chocolate most prominent, followed by cashews and molasses. There is a slight sweet aroma of pumpernickel bread. Warmth brings out saw-cut walnut and there are no hop aromas whatsoever.

Dark Age is earthy and well balanced. The flavors tilt towards the bitter side and build long into the finish. This one is quite bready with some tobacco and some peat. There is a strong impression of sun tea while the finish leads towards coffee grinds.

A smooth texture with medium body and faint carbonation lends well to the dry, alcohol-challenged nature of this beer.

This is a highly sessionable beer with enough character to enjoy on its own, yet reserved enough to allow long conversations and light food to take center stage.

SLeffler27, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear but very dark garnet red in color (black when viewed from a far distance) and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige colored head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose along with some hints of dark fruits from the yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but a little more complex with flavors of chocolate and dark malts along with faint hints of bitterness and to a lesser degree roasted malts.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of visible carbonation.
O: This beer very easy to drink given its light body and low alcohol content while also being quite flavorful that it reminds me of a "light" version of a good porter.

metter98, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

KingSlayer, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Evil_Pidde, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

wl0307, May 10, 2014
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Dark-Age from The Celt Experience
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.