fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear dark black color with a small virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, woody - oak notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
yespr (39950) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours pitch with no lasting head was chocolate brown for a while. Dense roasted malty with a solid chocolate malty note. Smooth chocolate and roasted malty flavour with a nice fruity flavour with a solid sweetness. Almost cloying sweet. Nice for sipping though. Lingering roasted malty finish. Way too sweet.
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, Calvados, caramel, alcohol, and wood.
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at EBF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted flavour of dried fruits, chocolate, alcohol and port wine.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits and chocolate with notes of liquorice, port wine and oak.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
Perhaps it tastes more like port wine than beer, but for me it doesn’t matter - I like both port wine and beer.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap) Completely opaque black with absolutely no head. Sweetish burned malt in the aroma and some woody accents. Extremely full body, thick and syrupy - very, very sweet with an extremely alcoholic finish. More of a meal than a beer really! 130908
oh6gdx (24852) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, not much head. Aroma is licorice, alcohol, vanilla, some wood and mild fruity and honeyish notes. Flavour is sweet oak, some burnt sugar, syrup, wood and nice licirice along with mild alcoholic notes. Yet very wellbalanced and drinkable. Rather fruity as it warms up. Pleasant and complex, yet easy to drink. Alcohol gives a nice burning touch in the aftertaste.
omhper (22986) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black, no head. Aroma of vanilla and oak. Sweet and sugary with dense mouthfeel. Rich in character. Arousing flavours of pears in higher alcohols. The chocolate and tar goes well with the calvados oak. Unfortunately the syrupy sweetness gets a bit in the way and gives slight notes of ink.
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty slightly vinous calvados aroma with hints of chocoalte. Roasted malty chocolate and calvados flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and calvados finish with some hints of wood in the aftertaste.
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of phredrik,thank you sir! Very dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of chocolate truffles, prunes, dates. Taste is brandy, port wine, rich dark chocolatebon bons filledwith booze. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (20641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... OH MY THIS WAS SUPERB ... Went to get a second quite soon after it was first on and it was GONE. This MUST have been a much Smaller release than there other Specials ...
PLEASE CAN I HAVE A BOTTLE ... Go on, You know you want to make some more just for me... ... Deep black ... Huge amount of sweet juicy Fruit in nose ... Loads of rich fruity toffee ... sweet chewwy vanillla ... deep rich and complex ... Its just sublime ... 22:00 release so im not at the best state to fully savour this but, oh its oh so silky mouth feel ... really soft and devine. ...
AT last i got a bottle of this ... Yippe ... thanks to FoneFan for this beauty ... Bottle at home ... deep black .. thin short lived brown head ... sweet chocolate .. oak and hin t of the spirit nose ... full rich mouth feel ... big apple calvados front ... sweet chocolate ... rich malt ... sublime ... silky full mouth feel .... vanilla and caramel ... litttle sweet cherry ... some raisins ... and quite a bit of honey 4.5