Camo Black Ice | Camo Brewing Company

Camo Black IceCamo Black Ice
BA SCORE
5.6%
Liked This Beer
1.9 w/ 72 ratings
Camo Black IceCamo Black Ice
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bditty187 on 12-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,695
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
72
Liked:
4
Avg:
1.9/5
pDev:
47.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -47.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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5/5  rDev +163.2%

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2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of friendofthefog
3.4/5  rDev +78.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Subjective tastes:
Wife: tastes like bourbon...hates!
Me: Tastes like bourbon...loves!

My wife says this beer taste like bourbon...and says she hates it.
I say it taste likes bourbon...and I say I love it!
Draw your own conclusions from this highly "scientific" taste test.
Cheers!

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2/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +44.7%

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1/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of WastingFreetime
1.08/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Reviewed from notes.

A. Deep yet clear golden yellow, no head nor lacing at all, but there are fair amounts of effervescent rising bubbles.

S. Smells very much like cheap Manischewitz wine mixed with kerosene, some diesel, and a hearty side of lawnmower engine oil/gasoline combination. Warning flags and klaxon alarms are going off in my mind.

T. Gargh!! Almost pure fusel alcohols! My eyebrows have spontaneously dissolved! And I think a part of my brain has dribbled out of my ear canal as well! Is this really even beer?

M. Texturally, it even resembles the thin and strident feel of solvents. Only carbonated. Carbonated Solvents. Hey, that sounds like a good name for a band, hmm.

Seriously, this is the very textbook definition STANDARD of fusel fumigation madness. Maybe there's a pinch of white grapes in the finish after the gasoline / kerosene explosion, but I'm having a hard time finding it while being preoccupied with extinguishing my chest hair.

Possibly this "brew" could also be utilized as paint thinner or to help remove those stubborn concrete driveway oil stains.

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Photo of mrtbeerdesign
1.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For a beer beer aficionado it's cheap swill. For a couch potato redneck it's and acquired taste the improves with time and the next beer. By the time you finish it, you care little for the can design, smell or taste. The mouth-feel can only be described as numb. It may even embolden you to register to a random beer review website to sing it's feint praise before staggering out in search of another can before the buzz wears off and you can again taste and smell again.
The overall rating includes the sack-of-hammers effect of the %10.5 ABV

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Photo of jsisko01
1.73/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance - Pours a bright golden color with a half inch head that dissipates somewhat quickly. The foam is literally crackling, it seems very carbonated.

Smell - Pretty sweet with a wine-like scent to it.. maybe some lemon zest. Malts and a sour alcohol aroma as well.

Taste - Oh my GOD.... there is literally no other flavors present to cover up the overbearing alcohol taste. It's like you're drinking gasoline. This taste very similar to a whiskey ale.

Mouthfeel - Light body with high carbonation.

Overall - After a few sips I'm literally gagging.. I'm dumping this tallboy down the drain.

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Photo of staticparadox
3.41/5  rDev +79.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

While it's one of the most bitter flavors I've ever had from a tallboy, CAMO Black Ice will really get you the most bang for your buck. This stuff carries a serious bite. The initial taste, although strong, is actually not that horrible. It WILL, however, give your face an oogly-moogly expression if you're not accustomed to drinking it. The nice thing about it is how quickly it can get you on the level. For the average person a single tallboy will get you a healthy buzz and anything beyond 2 is guaranteed tipsy-status. If you can get past the aftertaste this stuff makes a long day at work seem like less of a big deal at the end of the day.

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Photo of emerge077
1.16/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can dated "3330", brewed by "Five Star Brewing Co, Inc" in Lacrosse, WI and Latrobe PA. Wasn't Five Star going to be the new name of Viking before they went with Valkyrie? Don't blame them for the name change, I wouldn't want to be mistaken for being responsible for brewing this garbage either...

Into a large mug it does indeed pour urine gold with a rapidly fading white cap of fizzling bubbles. Rapid visible carbonation, crystal clear, looks like a sparkling cider.

Smells like a musty dishrag soaked with spoiled grape juice. Fusel alcohol fumes.
Starting to think this was a very bad idea.

Harshly astringent and overcarbonated. It tastes like alcohol and white grape juice that has started to turn. Sharp and lip-curling foul taste of fusel alcohol and sickly sweet white grape juice (likely from wine yeast). Just bad, real bad. One of the worse malt liquors on the market, pretty much the bottom of the barrel for a $1.49 can.

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1.03/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - pours a orange yellow animal urine with a head that dissipates rapidly
s - smells like fermented corn syrup
t - it tastes bad, sweet and metalic, like bad beer mixed with a chemical.
m - you must focus your mind and overcome your natural response to spit it out, once you master that you then must attempt to swallow it.
o - This single 22oz can of beer will probably get you wasted and you will have a headache for a couple of days. Worse is that you wont feel right for a while, its like the impurities remain inside your body and reek havoc on your system. I hate this stuff, I sometimes buy it for people as a joke.

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Photo of TMoney2591
1.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

The eighth entry in SwillFest 2011. It pours a clear straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises bubblegum, vanilla, cream soda, and corn syrup. Boo. The taste holds notes of lemon rind, tart mandarin orange skin, corn syrup, and rotten vanilla bean. More boo. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a kinda syrupy feel. Overall, a highly objectionable malt lickah, one that I wish followed the harshly sweet smell.

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Photo of Vdubb86
2.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a tulip

This is part of swillfest...I'm so sorry body.

This is a pale straw color that isn't really appetizing to the eyes. The nose has some puffed rice and anise. I really think this smells like butthole. I truly don't think it's a very favorable taste as well. There is a lot of corn syrup and pain. It's seriously hard to get down. Overall this is a terrible beer. 'Nuff said.

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Photo of longbongsilver
1.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Felt like both something new & something ghetto, this fit the bill. Hence, the 24 oz from a gas station for 1.25.

Typical canary yellow pour, albeit w/ way more white head than I expected. Faint rice smell, followed by AL-CO-HOL. Figured it'd be obvious, but not that much. I'll try anything once though, maybe I'll be surprised...

Tastes weirdly like apple juice, with nowhere near the burn the paint-thinneresque scent suggests. No real mouthfeel to speak of, goes down like water because the carbonation vanishes within a minute.

This doesn't have the standard malt liquor funk to it. Problem is, for that category I kinda LIKE that funk. I'd rather a beer try for flavor and boldly fail than to not even make the attempt.

Enjoy that 1.25, Camo. You're not getting another one from me.

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Photo of Lauthaha
2.22/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 24-ounce can into a half-liter beer glass. Not all at once.

Appearance: Slightly heavier than "straw-colored" and with a pretty decent head which recedes quickly leaving behind light-to-moderate lacing. Doesn't really look all that bad.

Smell: I actually kind of appreciate the scent here. There's a very distinct wine-like aroma with quite a bit of corniness to it. As a "beer" I would fail it, but being a "malt liquor" gives it a little leeway there. Slightly sweet'n'sour grape/rubbing alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Dear God. It starts out very smooth, nothing too over-the-top. Beer is moderately oily with low carbonation. As it bubbles down, however, you get the feeling you have just imbibed some watered-down gasoline. Bitter to a fault, pointless alcohol content. On the plus side, it rinses very clean, leaving you free to eat some chips or something to wash away the taste.

Drinkability: Only drink it to get drunk for next-to-nothing. Would certainly never recommend this beer to anyone for any purpose.

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Photo of comfortablynumb1
1.7/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thought I would switch it from craft brew tonight, and go back to the basics with a little malt liquor. On deck: Camo, and King Cobra. Let's get this party started...

Poured from 24oz can into an Old Raspy pint glass..

A - Pours an apple juice color with a two finger froth head. Head almost immediately dissipates...

S - Smells like wine. Grapes and alcohol...

T - Wow, the alcohol is very apparent. Starts sweet then you are slapped in the face with an alcohol bite. Pour a couple of shots into your morning glass of grape juice, and this will probably be close to the outcome...

M - Light bodied with lots of carbonation...

D - I like to pride myself on being a person that enjoys really good beers, but at the same time can still enjoy swill, but this one goes over the top. Won't be buying this again. If your on a really tight budget, and looking to catch a fast buzz; maybe. Otherwise, I would suggest to look elsewhere...

Cheers...

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Photo of TheSarge
2.03/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours decently for a malt liquor style lager. Nice head of white foam, and a clear dark golden body.

The aroma is very astringent, lots of corn and tobacco characteristics. Dry and powdery too.

Taste wise it is very rich in the tobacco flavor, and kind of leathery and buttery.

Crisp and lots of carbonation up front. Delves into a burning ethyl feel for the finish. It almost feels/tastes like somebody dumped a shot of shitty whiskey into a beer.

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Photo of troobie
1.8/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From the 24 oz. can: "Brewed by Five Star Brewing Co., Inc. LaCrosse, WI & Latrobe, PA. U.S. corporate headquarters - Las Vegas, Nevada"

My review for the most current version of Camo's Silver Ice, at 10.6% ABV, shows that I really enjoyed that beer. I don't remember that review or enjoying that beer. Let's see how I feel about Camo's Ice Brewed Camo Black Ice High Gravity Lager Beer xxXxx, and how much I remember tomorrow.

I can't believe I'm pouring this into a glass.

A: Perhaps the worst I've ever seen, and bad for even this style. A paper thin patchy head that lasted about 10 seconds before disappearing. There isn't even a ring of foam left. No lacing (obviously.) Some rising carbonation from the bottom of the glass is the only thing keeping this from being exactly the same as apple juice.

S: It's rare that I shudder when smelling a beer, but I just did. Black Ice has that wine-like "grapey" smell that all cheap, super high gravity (think 9% and above) malt liquors have. To be fair it is consistent with the style. Think of a red Franzia wine and you're now smelling this beer (don't act like you haven't had Franzia.) There is some sweetness that seems to be corn. Almost some spiciness from the hops but it just isn't there. This reminds me of Natural Ice in a lot of ways, but turned up to 11.

T: Starts with a sugary sweetness that lingers well after swallowing. Bitterness comes in the middle and dies before the sweetness does. Spoiled grains. Medicinal. Almost immediate alcohol warming as it travels down to my poor stomach. There's not much here to indicate that this is beer. Almost like a beer-flavored Four Loko. There is a very light black licorice aftertaste.

M: The high carbonation helps to make this somewhat tolerable. More substantial than it needs to be. The density does not help with drinkability. There is a tea-like drying.

O: I'm glad this isn't available where I live because I can see myself buying it far too often for the price/effect since I'm frugal. This is pretty bad, and dangerous. Even for a seasoned high gravity malt liquor drinker like I am the alcohol in this can take you by surprise. Of course once you're under Black Ice's influence it can taste, well, acceptable! I've had one other 10.5% ABV high gravity ice malt liquor, Pit Bull Ice, with the same ABV, style, and price range but Pit Bull Ice is completely drinkable. Camo Black Ice is not.

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Camo Black Ice from Camo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 5.6% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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