Update for those who care....
Yesterday was exactly 30 days since brewing. I overcame my fear of carboys, got one out of storage and sanitized it and xferred the beer from the bucket primary. Of course, I had to take a gravity reading and have a taste. I took a 16 0x. hydrometer sample and after getting a reading (1.016, from an OG of 1.104) I put the sample in a PET bottle with a carbonator cap, hit it with 30 psi and out it in the freezer for 45 min. for a taste.
This is shaping up to be one of the best beers I've ever made. Rich, complex dark fruit flavors. Virtually no hint of alcohol heat, even at only 30 days old and 11.6% ABV. I kept sipping it slowly trying to find problems....I couldn't. I just wanted to drink more of it! I'm thinking that some caramelized raisins or figs would work great in it, but I don't think I want to cover up or overwhelm the flavors that are in there already. I'm certain that a large part of the flavor is due to the D-180 syrup. It definitely has similarities to the D2, but I think it has more fruitiness and complexity to it.