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Solo (Σόλο) Protagonist

Brewery: Solo (Σόλο)
Country: Greece
ABV: 15%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 100 IBUs. Brewed and packaged by Arendal Bryggeri, Arendal, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The beer you have here is indeed special. It is a tribute to Greek sweet coffee. But it is much more than a beer. It is part of a concept, which started in April 2006. Ever since, it has developed step by step. In fact, it is a series of beers, never to be repeated. A total of 6000 bottles were brewed of this beer. This is my pride. This is my passion. Please check it out at Please allow to mature. Share this bottle with at least four more persons, and serve in wide snifters. Enjoy in front of the fireplace on a cold winter day, as your dessert. Recommended serving temperature 14°C.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.72
My rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml boxed bottle, bottle no. 3915 of 6000, bottled on 2nd January 2017 and with a best before date of the year 2030. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a thin brown head that disappeared quickly while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Light roasty, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, grape candy, mixed berries, brown sugar, light booze.
Taste: Sweet, syrupy, light roast, milk chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, cherry, mixed berries, licorice, syrupy brown sugar, and alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: I loved the aroma, but it’s just about too sweet for my palate. While cold, the sweetness was toned down, but as it warmed, it got way sweeter than I prefer. Sipping it helped considering the sweetness and strong alcohol, but it was slow going.