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Brewed by Camerons Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Oakville, Canada

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was originally brewed as a one-off draught beer for our specialty beer bars. The demand was so high for a return that we decided to bottle this one and share it with everyone. A deceptively dark brew that is fermented using lager yeast, our Dark266 is actually a much lighter tasting beer than one would anticipate. One try and we’re sure you’ll "have a dark side" too.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bazookee5 (5) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
I love a dark ale and this beer does not disappoint! Love the chocolate and coffee undertones. Perfect for these cold fall nights!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dark chestnut-cola color...lightly hazed..decent sticky tan colored cap lasts and laces the glass. Aromas of mocha, cocoa, toffee, a light blush of wet hay and earthiness. Big dose of caramel and roasted malts in the front leave a burnt toffee on toast discernment...midway there is a wee bit of complexity with some nuts and earth tones added to the sweet roast character. Finishes slowly as the metallic and burnt husk astringency tastes slowly take over...aftertaste is lightly charred bitter with some caramel. Ample Malt backbone, sturdy body, creamy mouth feel, roasty-earthy character. Certainly a well crafted Canadian dunkel with a unique character which I enjoy. smooth, flavorful, satisfying. Certainly this brewer’s best offering and the second best dunkel on the Ontario market...hope they make this a mainstay brand.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
decent some bitterness had on draught and bottle some malty sweetness, very drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1559) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Bouteille 341 ml. 4.5%. Couleur brune foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de caramel. En bouche, malt et caramel, un peu de chocolat tout en étant légère. Très bonne. Une douceur goûteuse qui se boit en quantité.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Sampled at the Kitchener craft beer show. Pours a nice brown colour with a lot of head. Aroma is faint, but malty. The taste is filled with refreshing malts and a tiny metallic hop finish. Very enjoyable on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1525) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
Nice clear dark brown pour with pale highlights, and a silent tan head that sinks in. Smells lightly sweet with a hint of very inviting dark fruit. Taste shows very little ’lager crispness’ or hops to it and leans to a more light cherry-raisin fruit of a Mild Dark ale or something like that. A bit grape with hint of late hop bitterness. Long subtle aftertaste has toffee coffee and chocolate all hinted at. I believe the style is looked down at but in some cases like right here this brewer has a certain simple genius. Like a masterfully brewed Schwartzbier, the sum is greater than all parts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
341 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a tall, frothy tan head that fades slowly and laces well. The nose has notes of roasted malts, molasses, anise, grass, herbal hops and a hint of smoke. The flavour is balanced, slightly sweet and slightly hoppy with big herbal notes, roast malts and some molasses. The finish is medium in length, herbal and roasty. On the palate, it is light-medium in body, with a watery texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent dark lager with a surprisingly light body. It is well brewed, but not the most complex. 2013-05-17

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
Dark finished oak colour. Nice light brown head. Robust malty nutty aroma. Sweet flavour very slight chocolate hints. Nice hop bitter smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 341 ml bottle - pours a deep, deep chestnut that looks pretty opaque until held to the light - only then do some gorgeous ruby highlights make themselves known. Fluffy tan head that leaves nice lace - if someone told me this was a brown ale or even a porter (in a more dimly lit locale), i would believe them. Definitely more schwarzbier than dunkel in appearance. Aroma sweet malt, molasses, caramel, toffee, burnt treacle and a good amount of grassy hops. Flavour sweet upfront, with - as pootz notes - some charred husk character. Solid body for a lower abv%, which is commendable. There is a mild bitterness which creeps in right at the end. A unique dunkel, one I would certainly get again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
bottle. Poured clear dark auburn with a decent laced beige head. Toasted malty nose. A thin texture, very smooth. Smokey, roasted malt flavour with cocoa. A nice drinkable dark beer.


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