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Camo Silver Ice | Camo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bditty187 on 05-21-2003

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Photo of buschbeer
2.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

40oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It is gold in color and topped with an inch of white head that disappeared almost instantly.

S - I get the typical sweet grain and some toast.

T - I get sweet grains and alcohol.

M - Thin and slick

O - It tastes like most high gravity malt liquors, but the 9% raises the bar for those who are just drinking to get drunk.

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Photo of Countfapula
1.25/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of dubmax
5/5  rDev +141.5%

Photo of iman99
3.8/5  rDev +83.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Here is the TRUTH about CAMO SILVER ICE 9.0% ABV

First thing is I have drank just under 300 different brands of beer from everywhere.

Now when it comes to dirt cheap beer this is the BEST that I have ever had!

This beer is worth buying every time.

The taste is smooth and refreshing, pretty good actually for such a cheap and high gravity beer. The taste is comparable to most of the commercial beers that you drink and you get a much quicker buzz for half the price!

I actually prefer the taste of SILVER ICE more than most commercial beers and it gets me feeling the way I want a lot faster and saves me a lot of money.

When it comes to beer this is what I buy. I do not waste extra money to buy a name brand beer that has half of the ABV it just does not make any sense.

All I have to say is I give this beer an overall 5, taste a 4 and everything else a 3 because beer is beer unless you are drinking micro brews which is what REAL BEER is... but I don't always have extra money to buy good stuff.

I read through the reviews. I thought that some people did not give a qualifying assessment for this beer. Look here. This is a CHEAP BEER. The truth is a lot of the products YOU DRINK are very CHEAP. Take a step back and really think and compare. This beer is good! (aside from discussing REAL BEER)

Stick to CAMO 9.0% Silver Ice. I am going to the store and get a 40 oz right now after I get done writing this review and that's for real!

P.S. (I edited my review)

I am back from the store and have drank a 40 oz of CAMO.

I would add that it has a slightly sweet taste. If you are not use to high gravity beer perhaps you may taste the difference, though this is thoughtful information for you, for the best experience pour Camo 9.0 into a glass mug that has a capacity of 24 oz (at least 16 oz) and enjoy this treat as a refresher for the end of your work day and relax watch T.V. or play video games , pre-game for the bars, kick back and read a book etc.

The feeling that Camo 9.0 creates is perfection ENJOY!

One last comment! The reason I specify Silver ICE is because the Camo Black Ice 10.5% is really bad tasting because it has such a foul first taste and going down is hard to get through and thus I say stick to CAMO 9.0%!

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Photo of rydev24
1.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of emerge077
1.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottled by "Camo Brewing Co, Lacrosse, WI" and inkjetted "0239". Hope this isn't years old, doubt it will matter that much though.

Clear glass 40 out of a random dingy cooler. Poured into a large mug, it forms a pretty good sized head and has some rings of lacing that coat the glass. Rapid rising carbonation in sparse streams, urine gold shade. Head lasts for the first couple sips, and eventually breaks apart.

Skunky aroma of the euro pils variety, something vaguely floral suggesting hops. Clear glass will do that… light sweet grain and some musty oxidized notes.

Harsh astringency, tacky and mealy aftertaste. Sticky sweet grain flavor, envelope glue, wet manila folders. Blehhh. Weak and unpleasant in the taste and mouthfeel departments. The astringency is the real dealbreaker here though. Turrible. Run far far away.

Drinking something this godawful really makes one appreciate the good stuff even more.

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Photo of C2H5
1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of durwood64
1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of Jesse13713
1.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought this as a joke. Ended up up not being as bad as I expected.

Appearance - Watery yellow and that's about it.

Smell - Like a traditional American Adjunct Lager with slightly more malts.

Taste - Watery, malty and very plain. Watery.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Extremeley drinkable but I don't really want to drink it all. It was ok. Not terrible for what it is; but still pretty poor.

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Photo of walder
4.1/5  rDev +98.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

considering the abv and the price (a 24 ouncer for a buck) i figured id give it a go.as far as appearance the cans all thugged out uhh idk looks like malt liquor, smells like an adjunct with a distinct smell of apples,tastes the same with a big kick of alcohol,actually pretty smooth and drinkable for the abv but times a factor here fellas once it started gettin to the bottom of the can and starts warmin up,like any malt liquor starts to be nausiating so either do what i do and pop it in the freezer beforehand or just gulp it down. overall a damn good malt liquor for the price i will definitly be buying this again

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Photo of ronniebruner
1.88/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

You always know youre in for an adventure when the beer is available exclusively in 40 oz bottles. This is the cheapest 40 I have ever had at $1.79, but I will say that it is better than most other malt liquors in a 40 oz bottle. Skunky taste, horrible coloring, excess carbonation, the usual. Malt liquor is usually terrible, this is no different.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bought this 24 oz can for 75 cents on sale. Appearance i have to give average as there is nothing wrong with it. Corn oil golden with a small white head. Aroma mostly cooking apples for some reason..cooking apples and a bit of soap. Actually not as horrific as I expected. Taste again sour cooking apples with some rubbing alcohol. Palte thin yet sticky in an unpleasing way. Overall really not as bad as i expected. If you like cooking apples ( UK) you will tolerate this one. Way better than the awesomely bad Camo Genuine Ale.

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Photo of tone77
1.85/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a clear 40 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, not as malty as I expected. Taste is yuck. Overpowering flavor of alcohol, really nothing else. Feels yucky in the mouth and drinkability is awful. Overall one of the worst beers I drank in recent memory.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
1.88/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Presentation: 24oz scary-looking can...xxXxx...What's that about? Triple x plus two? Oi...

Appearance: Medium-dark golden beer, capped with a soapy dark ivory head which fades to nothing almost immediately

Smell: Cotton candy, mixed with apples, brandy, and children's tears...ugh

Taste: A bit of caramel malt actually, with TONS of sweet adjuncty blech and a bit of alcohol...fairly big alcohol burn...It's honestly not as bad as I thought, but still, epic sadness

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied.

Drinkability: No.

Conclusion: Drinking this was the result of me losing a stupid bet...please not again...as one of my friends pointed out, "This tastes like the floor of a bar...well, what I'd assume the floor of a bar tastes like." Pretty accurate.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.42/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

CANtastic! Another new beer in a CAN, albeit high gravity lager.

It began with a finger of bone-white head but experienced such low retention that it became wisps even before I finished pouring. Color was a lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was fusel, really bitingly so. Phew! Mouthfeel was medium with a hot alcohol burn on the tongue obscuring any flavor. A second swallow evinced a sweet-tartness, like a candy, but not a good one. Finish left me breathless, but not in a good way. Oof.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It pours a golden color. There is a lot of carbonation to both the head and body. The head is white and watery. There is not much retention on the head but the lace is very spread out. The smell is piney and little tropical fruit like. Both the taste and the aroma are adjunct. Very malty and sweet a little corn like there is some pine like tones. There is no real aftertaste maybe a little bit of a liquor.

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Photo of webbcreative
1.71/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours light gold color, with a fizzy 1 finger head that dissipated quickly. smelled sweet and like alcohol. tastes like a big fat mcnasty, it tasted like they mixed a cheap beer with cheap tequila. Alcohol was overwhelming. This one did taste better straight from the can however, which still isnt saying much. AVOID, unless you want a cheap buzz. But still if thats what your looking for your better of drinking liquor anyway.

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Photo of orangemoustache
1.78/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This man can pours a semi bright golden color with a medium sized bleach white cap that leaves some small amounts of lace. The nose smells of something a bit rotten,with strong notes of fermentation very apparent. I have had Malt liquor offerings that have been offered to the drain as sacrifice and I must say this one is drinkable,but that is about it. This is really not that enjoyable,it tastes like a watered down Chardonnay. Slightly rotten grapes and saw dust makes up the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is thin and watery...there must be a lot of very undiscerning alcoholics waiting to get paid on Friday to keeping this brewery in business...Drinkable once,but never again!

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Photo of JoshW
5/5  rDev +141.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clearly, the best malt liquor in existence. Appearance is that of a brew out of a fairy tale, golden flowing carbonated excellence.

Smell is what you would imagine smelling if you could smell the word perfection, only add in some malty awesomeness.

Drinking this beer is nothing short of orgasmic.. Goes down rythmic and silky, seamless, the nectar of the gods, Camo. If you haven't tried this liquid delicacy at this point in your life, I would do some SERIOUS reevaluation...

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Photo of TexIndy
1.71/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Got from Scoobydank as an extra ugly in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly BIF - thanks? Poured from a 16oz can into a shaker pint. This one didn't deserve one of my good pints so shaker it is. Was a clear light yellow color with some carb. No lacing. It had a small fizzy white head that quickly dissipated into nothing.

The aroma was not good. Sweet malt with I swear an overtone of wine cooler. Very sweet. The taste was just as sweet and just as bad. Wasn't gonna drink all this one anyway but it would have been too sweet to drink it all.

Overall, a really terrible beer and I feel sorry for people who think this is good beer. You are entitled to drink what you want but when I think of what they are missing in good beer it's a shame. This gives real beer a bad name.

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Photo of ski271
1.28/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

What the heck, why not try another cheapo. Should have known this one would be that bad. Sure, it was only $2.50, but that doesn't matter. It pours a lifeless medium yelow with a white, fizzy, quickly diminishing head. Smells of musty, straw-like, weak grains and a little harsh alcohol. Tastes the same, except with a more pronounced harsh alcohol burn. It has a light body, oily texture and moderate carbonation. No reason to drink this stuff unless your looking for a cheap buzz, which is what I'm sure this swill was created for.

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Photo of rye726
1.03/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I saw this at a house party and gave it a try. My mistake. A pale straw color with a white head that is soon gone. Aromas on bitter yeast and moldy dirt. The flavor profile is no better. Possibly similar to EA-85 gas. Body is light and watery. Over carbonated. Stay away if you can.

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Photo of Offa
1.64/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I don't find this to be the worst malt liquor out there, since it is actually drinkable, but it's fairly close.

This is gold, rather fizzy, with a medium, bubbly, airy white head that soon dissipates to a few clear, ugly bubbles.

The aroma is musty, cheap, sweet white wine.

The taste is also basically a cheap, musty, sweet white wine with a faint hint of grain in the finish. The alcohol is quite noticeable in the taste but the palate is rather watery, lacking the smooth fullness of something like Steel Reserve.

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Photo of kguyty
2.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I enjoy drinking 40s; however I did not enjoy this particular 40. The appearance is a medium-colored golden/yellow. The smell was not particularily good and after the first sip I could tell why. My god, I had to power through this 40. Usually the bad ones taste better by the end, but even with a decent buzz this 40 kept me on my toes. Tastes very sweet... think of granulated sugar mixed with a little wheat and some water... Thanks, but no thanks Camo, there are much better 40s out there.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.76/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This review is part of Malt Likkapalooza VII, in which Camo Silver Ice will go toe-to-toe with a can of Jaguar High Gravity Lager in a fight to the death. I try to match up ABVs as closely as possible so that neither beer gains an unfair advantage. I'm guessing that more alcohol for the money is the biggest advantage one malt liquor can have over another; for most aficionados at least. I'm all about... uh... flavor though, so let's see how these two bad boys stack up.

Classic amber topped by a brighter white cap that looks good immediately after the pour. It's the creamier of the two lids and actually leaves quite a bit of lace-like lace. This is a pretty good looking malt liquor... not that most people will do anything other than swill it out of the can.

Camo's nose is more aromatic and slightly more musky hoppy. Although alcohol is a big part of the nasal profile, it isn't a deal-breaker by any means. There probably isn't a big enough difference between these two for different scores to be granted. Slight edge for CSI though.

This offering is more boldly flavored than its competitor. That isn't a positive in case you were wondering. I didn't mention it when describing the nose, but there's as much apple flavor here as in Jaguar. Unfortunately, the beer tastes like rancid apple chunks soaking in rubbing alcohol. Don't light any matches near this stuff.

The mouthfeels are indistinguishable from one another. See the Jaguar review for specifics. Almost no one drinks 'the vagrant's choice' for the mouthfeel. It's the brainfeel dude! An ABV of 9.0% will get you where you wanna go in a big hurry.

It looks like Camo Silver Ice has squeaked out a win in Malt Likkapalooza VII on the strength of its superior appearance. Again, most will never see the result of the fine craftsmanship that went into the brewing of this high gravity lager. Unless you have a masochistic streak a mile wide, I'd suggest steering clear of either one of these brews.

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Camo Silver Ice from Camo Brewing Company
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