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Smirnoff Black Ice- as clear as my conscience

Advantagestastes better than Smirnoff ice, sociable drink

DisadvantagesNot for those who like their drinks sweet!

"Iíve always drunk Smirnoff ice occasionally but I find it quite sickly after a while but a friend told me Smirnoff Black Ice was more refreshing so I decided to try that instead. The bottle is black and grey and contains 275ml of the drink. The typical Smirnoff logo is written across the bottle and underneath this Black Ice is written. The drink is described on the bottle as ía refreshing citrus blend with triple distilled vodka for a crisp, clean ..." Read review
03.10.2003

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Community Level 5woodnymph

woodnymph

Don't tread on Black Ice.

AdvantagesTastes good.

DisadvantagesNone really.

"Smirnoff Black Ice. An easily recognisable product, to anybody who has seen a bottle of Smirnoff Ice! Smirnoff across the bottle, with their shield underneath. The label is in black and silver, and is 'better looking' than the origional red one. The drink itself is clear, unlike Smirnoff Ice, which is more like cloudy lemonade. It is produced and bottled in Italy for the Pierre Smirnoff Company Limited. (You need to keep in a cool place away from ..." Read review
31.10.2002

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Thin Ice

AdvantagesNot as tooth curlingly sweet as many alcopops

DisadvantagesNot anything special at all

"...a couple of bottles of Smirnoff Black Ice ended up as leftovers after a recent party. Claiming itself to be a vodka mixed drink with a hint of lime, itís not the kind of thing Iíd normally go for, if only because Iím not usually a vodka drinker. I do quite like lime, though, so I thought Iíd give it a try, figuring that would be the dominant taste. Vodka tends not to have much of an odour, so you donít get much when you open the bottle. Thereís ..." Read review
20.03.2005

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Community Level 4Kyz22

Kyz22

BLACK ICE - QUITE NICE!

Advantagesnice, good price, refreshing

Disadvantagestoo strong for some.

"...with large bottles of Vodka, Smirnoff red label is the bog standard £10 a litre stuff whilst the black label is the triple distilled version that doesnít leave your mouth feeling as if it has been swilled out with cleaning fluid. Smirnoff ice is made with the red label vodka, black ice is made with the black label vodka, and so it is purer and stronger. - Price/ Size - The alcopop comes in two sizes of bottle, as is the trend now. Mostly you ..." Read review
15.11.2003

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Community Level 5Worrals

Worrals

The 007 of alcopops

AdvantagesAn alcopop for adults

DisadvantagesThose ads!

"...clear bottle with the Pierre Smirnoff name embossed in capitals around the shoulders and the sober black and silver label (you will have noticed around Christmas how many gifts aimed at men come in these colours) suggest a product that is elegant yet no-nonsense, refined yet very, very masculine. Smirnoff Ice quickly became an alcopop classic, the standard by which other lemon-flavoured vodka premixes are judged. Black Ice, the sequel, is the first ..." Read review
19.12.2002

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Community Level 2fekete

fekete

Black is NOT the new Red

AdvantagesContains Vodka

DisadvantagesLeaves a manky taste in the mouth

"...we still sell far more Smirnoff Red Ice than Black Ice - despite the marketing campaign. OK. Hard facts. 275ml bottle. "Citrus" (undefined) and vodka mix. Bottle is identical in shape to Smirnoff Red Ice. Writing is in black and silver (somehow, the bottles don't look friendly enough.....). Liquid is clear, unlike Smirnoff Red. In other words it looks like a bottle of soda water or lemonade. Has the same alcohol content as Smirnoff Red - so does ..." Read review
08.04.2003

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Community Level 5weekellso

weekellso

A Sharper Bite

AdvantagesGets you drunk

DisadvantagesSickening after a while

"...am a huge fan of Smirnoff Ice so as this is from the same suppliers (well its nearly identical - lol) I knew I had to give it a go. I did have it at home as friends had brought it up for me to try but to be honest I am not a very big drinker at all and only really drink if and when I go out. The Challenge - 22nd February 2003 Seeing as I am out for the night I go to the bar and ask for a bottle of this. I also ask for a glass of ice as I know ..." Read review
27.02.2003

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Community Level 3fabolous

fabolous

pierre smirnoff - all hail

Advantagespopular drink, fashionable

Disadvantagesnice...just nice

"'refreshing', 'blend', 'crisp', 'clean'; yep, Smirnoff Black Ice is exactly what the label says it is - and more. While I must say there are nicer drinks and those Smirnoff Black Ice public drinkers will agree, it is one of the only drinks to be seen with on a Friday night - forget your Reef, the lad's WKD, even the ladies Archers, Smirnoff Black Ice is the real drink that makes young partygoers everywhere 'come out to play' or show their 'wkd' side. ..." Read review
29.12.2003

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Community Level 5Buenosdias

Buenosdias

I'VE JUST HAD A RUSSIAN !!!

AdvantagesMmm tasty, available in most places

DisadvantagesMakes your mouth go like a carpet !

"...drinks in the cooler was Smirnoff Black Ice. The clear glass bottle with the "Smirnoff" logo clearly visible seemed to scream "DRINK ME." I only bought the one, mainly because I had far too much to carry as it was and spent an age in the queue whilst the person in front wanted electric tokens, gas tokens, a mobile top up, a lottery ticket and a good old natter to the person serving.....Anyway, after eventually being served I was out the door ..." Read review
26.01.2004

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Community Level 5janharper

janharper

Tastes like lemonade, but kicks like a mule!

Advantagesrefreshing, cheap

Disadvantagesstronger than you think sickly after a while

"...citrus blend with triple distilled Smirnoff Vodka..crisp, clean bite'... I would consider that a very accurate description of the taste. It certainly has bite and I found it very refreshing. In a bottle (275mls) there are 1.5 units of alcohol. It looks like clear lemonade, but don't be misled. You can expect to pay about 1.25 for a bottle of this from an off sales, or supermarket. I would recommend this as a refreshing party drink, or as ..." Read review
16.09.2003

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Community Level 2Shezzie1963

Shezzie1963

BE CAREFUL OF THE ICE

AdvantagesA nice refreshing drink

Disadvantagestoo much gets you drunk

"... I am going to review Smirnoff Black Ice. Smirnoff is one of the UKs most popular brands of vodka and its heritage dates back to the 19th Century it became popularised in the US in the 1940s when it was first known as White Whisky. Vodka is one of my main drinks and I have to admit to only drinking Smirnoff and when the Smirnoff Ice came out I began to drink that more and more until the Black Ice came out and that is what I drink now. It ..." Read review
17.02.2006

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Community Level 4matt1979

matt1979

Whats the point

AdvantagesTastes nice

DisadvantagesPricey, pointless

"smirnoff Black Ice is just a pointless drink. It was introduced to extend the product life cycle of the original Smirnoff Ice drink and lets face it, tastes the same. The product was launched last year in a blaze of publicity. It was advertised as a mans drink to accompany the ladies original red ice. The product has taken hold and is now competing to outsell its sister product. The reason for that happening is that the consumer is a mug. On ..." Read review
24.02.2003

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Community Level 2kateflet

kateflet

What have they done!!!!!

AdvantagesTrusted Brand

DisadvantagesThey've messed it about

"I first started drinking Smirnoff Ice (Red) before the black ones came out. I loved the taste and smell of them and they weren't too expensive. The only thing was that they were a bit sickly. When they brought out the black ones I was slightly dubious that they wouldn't match up to the reds. However I was wrong - Smirnoff Black Ice was the best drink in the world in my opinion. I loved them, they were my favourite drink wherever I went. I even ..." Read review
12.08.2004

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Community Level 1charlene22...

charlene22021985

Black Ice- Thrice as Nice

AdvantagesA crisp taste thats not too heavy on the stomach!

DisadvantagesVery nice so you don't realise how much you are drinking

"Having like Smirnoff Ice over the other drinks on the market WKD, Red Sqaure etc. It wasn't hard to convince me to try Sminoff Black Ice. I found that the taste was in fact a lot crisper and where as Sminoff Ice would sometimes make me feel sick and would be heavy on my stomach Black Ice wasn't the same! It was the same taste but with a better effect. Now the vodka in the drink is triple distilled and the drink has a sharper more tangy taste to it. ..." Read review
10.09.2004

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Community Level 1chellie

chellie

Black Icey Quencher.

AdvantagesRefreshing with vodka

DisadvantagesToo easy to drink!

"I have always drunk Smirnoff Red Ice until I got taste a friends Black Ice. I, like most people had been put off by the cold black and silver packaging, and as they aren't usually cheap when drinking in city pubs (as much as £3.80,) I tended to stick to what I knew. The drink is clear and obviously contains vodka, a citrus blend and I did hear that there is actually more GIN in these type of drinks than anything else. It's not particularly fizzy so ..." Read review
09.07.2003

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