hallinghansen (2702) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Plovmand, thanks buddy. Pours mudbrown with no head. Aroma is blackcurrant, raisins, caramel quite vinous. Flavor is alcohol, blackcurrant, raisins, plums and caramel. Low and soft carbonation.
Plovmand (7716) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost clear dakr reddish brown with no head. The aroma is sweet cassis, sweet toasted caramel, some anise and has some vinous port like feel to it. The flavour is very sweet and quite boozy with notes of cassis and dark berries. Quite boozy finish. The aroma is good and pleasant but the booze overpowers the overall impression.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark plum color that’s completely opaque with a miniscule off-white head that lingers for a minute before disappearing. No lacing.
Sweet vinous aroma that’s bursting with currant, dark cherry, blueberry, grape and other dark berries. This is countered by a nice malt character with hints of chocolate cake, fudge and toffee. Slightly syrupy/medicinal character but not overpowering and although the ABV is really high, there us little to no booze in the nose. Smells like dessert!
Medium bodied with a very prominent vinous, dark fruit flavor that’s countered by dark malt notes and boozy sweetness. Lots of sweet currant flavor along with some grape, blackberry, blueberry and other dark berries before being countered by hints of toffee and chocolate cake. Even with the maltier notes it’s still too sweet for my liking. The ABV is decently masked considering its 15% but there still a decent amount of boozy warmth throughout.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with javit before the big tasting. Pours murky tawny-garnet, no head, no lacing. Nose is tart berries; raspberries, tootsie-roll, Christmas fudge, cassis coulis, milk chocolate, brandy, tobacco. Lovely smelling stuff, is what I’m saying. Flavours of tootsie-roll, cassis, more tart fruit. Alcohol is amazingly absent considering the strength. A monumental brew!
jtclockwork (13513) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours purplish brown. No lacing. Nose/taste of oak chips soaked in alcohol, black currant, nuts, chocolate and caramel. Finishes with black currant followed by nutty oak chips soaked in alcohol. Medium body.
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Unclear medium to dark brown red colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, blackcurrant, fruity - berries, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, blackcurrant, chocolate, alcohol, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft, finish fee lis light to moderate alcoholic. 
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at pre-GTMW tasting, pours a murky dark brown with no head, aroma was extremely sweet and the flavor had more of a boozy front and finish rather a lot of fruit to it. Overall this one wasn’t my favorite of the night but was still very happy to have tried it.
drowland (7804) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/12/11. Bottle shared pre-GTMW. Rich oxidized aroma with plenty of big fruit. A bomb of cassis with plenty of alcohol and a touch of oxidation. I wasn’t as thrilled as everyone else tasting it.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with no head. Aroma is oak, chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, cherries and a bunch of booze. Medium bodied with little carbonation.
phaleslu (9020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by jckp64- thanks, John! No vintage on the bottle but it seems to be a few years old. The ABV wasn’t on the bottle, either, but 16.5% sounds about right. Pours a hazy, murky reddish-brown color with some small tan bubbles around the edge. Aroma of oak, ripe sweet cherries, vanilla, chocolate, earth, and a little booze and oxidation. Flavor of vanilla, toasted sugar, oak, cherries, grass and bitter earth, and warming booze. Really complex. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, chewy, warming mouthfeel and low carbonation. This one was a lot of fun to drink. I’d be curious to try something like this fresh.