Alright, I've had the HHG with the black label out of the 40. But I neither took a picture of myself drinking it, or recorded it. I'm trying to do that with every new or not-everyday 40 I get. But I dropped the ball on that. (I got the black label from 91firebird, and really the only thing that I remember from it is my letting it get relatively warm before finishing it... yet it still maintained a very acceptable taste) I've had Hurricane HG, both silver label and the older black label, a number of times in 24s. But for some absurd and unfortunate reason HHG simply does not exist in Michigan. Our loss to be sure.
I, however, do not plan on giving this silver label HHG 40 oz that I got from Karpis time to warm up. It's good. It outclasses a lot of HGs. As I'm drinking this I can tell that the ABV is above the normal. But it just doesn't FEEL like it's up there with the 8.0+ crowd the way it tastes. I know when the silver label first came out there was actual debate as to whether this is still an HG.
Well, as I'm getting down there you can definately tell that it's an HG. I guess if you were pretty well done-up before diving into this it would flow down like a normal malt. It really does have a "normal malt" type taste until you're done and you're hit with the HG alco-after-taste, but it's completely tolerable. Doesn't seem like there's a lot of carbination for some reason. Not rippin burps.
Still going strong. I realize my reviews, like my posts, are long. OK, getting a little rougher down near the end of the label. I cannot do a 40 in 10. But hey I don't drink fast I drink steady. Kinda like the turtle in the story where he beats the rabbit. OK . Well there's obviously some HG proporties of this since I just typed that.
Anyway. It's done. It's got the HG swill. But it's good. It's really good. Like no more Ides or 211 good, but I don't have it.