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Dark 266 - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 01-05-2006

Cameron’s Dark 266 is a rare breed of beer that was originally brewed as a one-off draught for one of our specialty beer bars. The demand for an encore was so persistent that that we had to bottle it and share it with everyone. Specialty imported hops and dark malts result in a chestnut coloured lager with a wonderful lacy head. Taste the deliciousness of a North American Lager with the complexity of a German Schwarzbier.
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 32
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4.35/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not sure why this one only rates a 3.2. I LOVED it.
The only knock I have is the lack of head retention.
Smell is nutty, porter/stout like.
As for taste/mouthfeel...that nuttiness, comes through, and is brilliant.
At 4.5 ABV this would be my session beer of choice, IF ONLY, it was available at local liquor stores in something other than a "mixed pack".

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.77/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 341 mL bottle into a conical pint glass.

Generous, 3-finger tan head over an extremely dark, nearly opaque black-brown body. Had to hold it up to a window to see any sense of colour. Head settled in a minute or two to just a thin layer.

Scent is nice. Semi-sweet, slightly nutty aroma. Smells a bit like a porter, with the cocoa or coffee smells. As I progressed through the glass, the scent matured to something that made me imagine honey drizzled on nuts (good ones, like walnuts and pecans), and baking them.

Nice initial taste: semi-nutty flavour, with a slightly sweet bitterness. Unfortunately, some metallic aftertaste present in the first few sips, but this soon went away as I drank more.

Mouthfeel-wise, the carbonation seemed to remain present for at least a few minutes (which I like).

Overall, I like it. A good dark beer. I'd probably buy this again, to have as an option among other beers at a party.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 341ml bottle poured into a small pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a dark, almost black colour. When held up to the light, the beer appears to be a very, very dark blood red colour. Poured with two fingers of off-white/light brown head which dissipated extremely quickly, with very little lacing left behind.

Smell - Toasted malts dominate. There's also notes of coffee, with some faint hints of caramel/toffee.

Taste - Toasty malts up front, just like the nose. Again, following the nose is come light coffee flavour which lingers towards the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, and quite creamy. Carbonation is high - maybe not for a lager though. I'm just not use to beers this dark being that carbonated probably. Regardless, it makes for a crisp and fairly satisfying finish.

Overall - 3.75/5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of mick303
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a good head of tan off-whit foam that goes down pretty quickly, leaves some decent lacing and film. Colour is very dark brown, only slightly translucent.

Aroma is rich. Lots of caramel malts, coffee, molasses, dry hay. An interesting combination of stout and lager aromas.

Taste is quite smooth, slight bit of coffee and oakiness. Hops are underplayed, a lot of malt is present. Very drinkable, but flavours are blended and nothing really stands out as very interesting.

Mouthfeel is a balanced creaminess, makes for a very easy-drinking beer. Carbonation is there in the back to provide a bit of sharpness along with a bit of bitter flavour.

This is alright, see it more of as a 'staple dark' in that its very drinkable without a very aggressive flavour character. Tasty for sure, and very drinkable.

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Dark 266 from Cameron's Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.