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Out Of Bounds Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,131 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 21
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002)
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Photo of alleykatking
1.58/5  rDev -58%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle.

A- Poured a jet black color. Half finger tan head dies down almost as soon as it rose. No real lacing on the sides of the glass. Everything just falls back into the beer.

S- Weak coffee notes try to dominate the full aroma. Some roasted malts in here along with a bigger metallic scent that coats the entire aroma. No real hops that most everyone says they pick up.

T- Light roasted malts in the front give way to metallic body. Some watery bittery flavor in the middle that I can't put my finger on. A light sourness on the backend of this along with the taste of metal and alcohol. Very terrible tasting beer.

M- Lighter mouthfeel. Carbonation was alright for the beer and style I suppose. Metallic flavors left on the palate and in the aftertaste. No real drying on the palate from the alcohol. The flavors were a mess not flavorful at all.

D- This is a bad tasting beer. I'm sure it has to be a bottle. I drain poured this after I drank about half the pint. I will re-review this one when I get a chance to get another bottle. This one was bad though...very bad.

Photo of Nolegirlmitch
2/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
2.2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours pitch black with no light penetration. A small, tan head and some scattered lace.
Smell is hops, coffee(weak), and a resiny/floral scent.
Taste is hops, resin, coffee and floral. Way too hoppy.
Finishes dry, as expected, with lingering hops. Have really liked previous Avery offerings but this brew is way, way too hoppy for my idea of a stout, even a dry stout.

Photo of Punkyg0608
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of PaleAlien2
2.4/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Since when does Kingsford charcoal brew beer?

Seriously, I had high hopes for this one when I poured it and took in the nice chocate and coffee aroma, but it tasted like someone had dissolved a charcoal brickette in it.

Recommended for those who like their brews extra roasty, otherwise stay away. This one's not for me.

Photo of davexisxrabid
2.45/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured an almost black with brown tinges at the edges of the glass and held up to the light. One inch tall head, decent retention, gives way to big bubbles.

Aroma is strong ground coffee beans, a little hop twinge, earthy and pungent.

Flavor is dominated by the roasted malt flavor, a little overpowering and unpleasant. Has a watery bitterness I found unpleasant as well. Reminiscent of the sourness many Irish stouts have (Guiness comes to mind) but far more than I was expecting.

Medium mouthfeel, not the thickness I was expecting from a stout. Didn't have a residual sweetness so not much lingering on the palate other than a thin watery bitterness.

Not my cup of tea. I've had better stouts and will probably stick with them. Of course I wasn't expecting something chewy like an imperial stout, but I was expecting a little more body and flavor than the one-note flavor I was experiencing here.

Photo of arash1000
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of Beamer83
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of DrumKid003
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.55/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours dark chestnut brown with some faint reddish hues around the edges. Sturdy tan head settles slowly with sporadic lacing throughout.

Smell: Full of French Roast coffee and rich carob. Handful of black walnuts. Boiled sugar. Also, there's a vague, but noticeable blueberry fruitiness.

Taste: Gah! The bitter, roasted flavors border on tasting unpleasantly 'burnt'; its like charcoal, and I find it thoroughly contemptable. Don't look for sweetness in the flavor, for you will find none.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin, though some ashy qualities keep it from going down smooth. The finish overshoots past simply being dry and ends up considerably coarse.

Drinkability: Well, I suppose. "But," I'd quickly retort, "There's a vast world of superior stouts out there to be had."

Photo of rustymoore
2.6/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Avery hasn't impressed me so far as I have tried this stout and their IPA but here goes. Poured dark to black with very little head and almost no lacing. Smells strong with coffee most of all and hints of chocolate. Hops are ever present as well. Tastes of strong coffee which doesn't appeal to me as much as some stouts as well as its very bitter and watered down. Isn't even a pleasent feeling drink perhaps due to the watered down nature. Something that I wouldn't drink regularly.

Photo of scott
2.63/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

V.06
Sticky lace to follow a large head above a dark body.
With a deep huff, very trace aroma of coffee. Pleasurable.
The beer stops being good at the smell, because this becomes a stinging, hopped-up mouth of char. Very lackluster, and not fun to drink.
I love Avery, but this falls very short. No real balance, no real character, and finish is almost awful, if you want something more than "dry".

Photo of 1424IpA
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Birmz
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Photchkiss
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of klewis
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: very dark brown with some reddish hue. Small and very brief head on the pour that quickly subsided.

Smell: Lots of chocolate, toasted malt. Couldn't wait to taste it.

Taste: Alas, the taste was totally unexpected and quite disappointing. The taste is dominated by a flavor that tastes like campfire ashes smell. Besides a little bit of hop bitterness in the finish, that's all I get from it.

Mouthfeel: A little light for the style, and it leaves the mouth feeling very dry.

Drinkability: This beer would probably be great with a good cigar, but it just doesn't stand up on its own.

Photo of Cleaver35
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of rderedin
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Intelbeerlord
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of raid765
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The smell and appearance clearly identify it as a stout, but lack any unique characteristics to set it apart from the rest. Taste is typical for the style, with a lingering roasted flavor being the highlight.

Overall, not spectacular, but not bad. It is what you expect out of a stout, but nothing remarkable.

Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Brown Palace mini-hefeweissbier glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two and a half finger head of nice cream lacing, good thickness, and fairly impressive retention. Colour is a nontransparent solid black.

Sm: Heavy caramelized malt, with cream, chocolate, and nuts. A moderately strong aroma, and quite a nutty one all-around.

T: Quite nutty, which becomes particularly apparent on the climax and in the finish. Not as much cream as I'd like, but what is there emerges in the first half. The climax holds all the chocolate, which serves well as a welcome release from the other flavours. It's balanced to a degree in terms of structure, but suffers from a problematic flavour balance. The profile can't fully commit to nuts (and shouldn't). Some roasted barley as a foundation would be very welcome here, but instead they use caramelized malt. This is a poor decision. All around, it's a pretty decent brew.

Mf: Should be very dry and pretty coarse. Instead, it's mildly dry and rather smooth. This is downright wrong for the style, and ends up feeling like it's somewhere between a stout and a porter.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but not without its flaws. I'd try it on nitro, but elsewise it isn't captivating enough to invest in again.

Photo of TheGordianKnot
2.83/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into Pint Glass...

A- Pours black liquid with brown hues around the edges. About a one finger tan head that settles down to absolute nothing- not even a film, it's just gone.

S- Very strong aroma. As soon as I opened this you could smell it from 5 feet away! Coffee and roast is prominent in the nose. There is a presence of dark fruit, lending a slightly tart cherry aroma. Also a subtle sweetness coming through, not so much chocolate like you get in a lot of stouts, this is more of a vanilla... Very very nice aroma.

T/M- Wow, this does not follow the nose. The bitterness is incredibly unbalanced. It is waaay too bitter from the roast. Its not a hoppy bitterness, its just a charred malt that isn't smooth. I also get a slight vanilla taste mixed in with an off rubber flavor. There really isn't much else I can find past that extremely overdone roastiness. Medium body with light carbonation make it have a pretty good mouth feel.

O- I will say the roast subdued a little as it sat and got warmer. But this thing was very unbalanced. Obviously a stout should have a roasty character (most likely in the forefront) but this was just too much to handle.

Photo of KlayWey
2.91/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chocolate malt flavor coming through, but expecting more roasted for a stout.

Photo of goblue3509
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown cola color with a one finger dark khaki colored head. The head leaves some rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt and a touch of earthy hops. The taste follows suit with a big roasted malt backbone, there is also a slight earth hop bite. That is really about it. The taste is not overly complex. The mouthfeel is lowly carbonated and a bit thin. Overall this is an average stout the mouthfeel is a little thin and the taste leaves a little lacking.

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Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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