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Out Of Bounds Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,016 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 23
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 1,016 | Reviews: 548 | Display Reviews Only:
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2011 17:40:47 | More by laymansbeerfan
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-18-2013 03:32:27 | More by ohyayitstrey
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groetman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-09-2011 04:09:37 | More by groetman
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Huffaroma

Montana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-16-2012 05:35:47 | More by Huffaroma
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Eric for the bottle. No indication of date/bottle code. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaped pint glass. This brew appears a dark brown color with 3 fingers of dark tan head that rises up and above the top of the glassware. It slowly recedes leaving a sticky coating of lacing all over the glass. When held to the light, it displays some lighter brown and reddish clarity.

The aroma of this brew includes notes of chocolate malt roastiness along with herbal and earthy hop aromatics. Some very minor indications of dark fruits are evident as the brew warms. Overall this is a fairly solid example of the style and smells enjoyable.

The taste includes some roasted malt character tasting a bit chocolaty over top of a mineral filled base that displays some seemingly citrus hop flavors. As the brew warms it picks up some dark fruit indications but it never gets sweet as it is balanced nicely by the hop and roasted grain bitterness. It lingers with a flavor of chocolate malt meets herbal hops.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall well balanced and quite enjoyable. Half way through the experience the 6% alcohol is noticed with a bit of warmth to the back of the throat. This is a decent brew and fairly drinkable that I wouldn't mind sitting down and having a few of.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 23:58:39 | More by stakem
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-17-2011 02:40:59 | More by MacStinson
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 15:57:54 | More by thebouch01
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 20:28:16 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Poured into a pint glass (Wasatch) a nice clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy tan head, nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is roasty/malty, nice touch of toffee/coffee/caramel. The taste is very nice, roasty/malty, with some toffee/coffee/caramel. The finish is dry/slight bitterness. Medium body. Drinkable, I like this one, very tasty, true to style. Thanks Joe.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 23:10:36 | More by Wasatch
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-16-2011 04:30:55 | More by HopStoopid120
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Wildman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very dark amber, almost black color. It formed a medium tan small bubbly head that left trace lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt and roasted coffee. A flavor of malt and roasted coffee with a touch of burnt bitterness in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2003 16:20:30 | More by Wildman
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-24-2014 19:41:14 | More by seanchai
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-29-2011 03:01:39 | More by buckyp
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-06-2013 03:59:40 | More by rorjets
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Anthony1

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-15-2011 06:56:37 | More by Anthony1
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stewart124

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a rusty head. The foam lasts for a good amount of time and leaves nice lacing. Smells of toasted malts and a mocha aroma. Very inviting amell. Deep roasted/burnt taste with mocha flavors and a rich body. Hints of coffee and a sweet toffee feel. There is a strong lingering chocolate aftertaste with a smooth finish. This is a very drinkable beer by Avery.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2004 18:34:34 | More by stewart124
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matt062286

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2012 14:52:17 | More by matt062286
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2011 03:08:54 | More by BeerMe42
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Nordbier

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-10-2014 23:32:36 | More by Nordbier
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-16-2011 03:24:53 | More by JMBSH
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iSip

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery Out of Bounds Stout: I have not tried many Avery products, so this was a good introduction. Stouts tend to be pretty similar in appearance, and this is the case with the Avery’s black body and tan head. The head is ample and lasts for the duration with good lacing. The aroma is more pronounced than other stouts I have tried, with big coffee and molasses notes. These are prominent in the flavor. The Avery starts out with a big coffee taste, then moves to a dryer smoky finish. Overall this stout is a smooth drinking experience. There is a subtle bitter undertone, but it never comes to the surface like some stouts that can be a rough experience. The Out of Bounds Stout was a good find and is high on my list of American style stouts, primarily because big flavor comes thorough but remains a smooth drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 15:17:25 | More by iSip
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-14-2014 22:15:42 | More by kmanjohnson
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dfried

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite dark in color, just some brownish highlights at the edges, 2cm tan head. Sweet sugary aroma, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, with a tangy herbal hop notes. The taste had more coffee and smoky charred grain hints than the aroma led on, but plenty of silky milk chocolate shows up in the aftertaste with a lot of caramel and some nutty notes. Medium bodied, tasty and easy to drink.

Overall: a pretty good stout. More candy bar-ish than is typical for the style. Not a lot to set it apart from other stouts, but it would be a decent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 18:36:01 | More by dfried
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DannyDan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black hue with a tan head in my beer mug. It has nice retention with very good lacing that clings nicely to the glass. The aroma is a pleasing choclolate and coffee smell that is pleasing to the nose. The taste is chocolate followed by some coffee with a hint of hops and some malts trying to come out, and that is followed by some licorice and raisins. The slight bitter aftertaste is a dark chocolate with some alcohol and as the beer warms can feel the alcohol in my throat when drinking this beer. The mouthfeel is a nice creamy feel that melts on the lips and tongue and the medium body makes it a good drinkable beer. This is overall a good beer just as my ratings in all five categories say it is. A must try for all stout lovers.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 05:41:08 | More by DannyDan
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EStreet20

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, shaker pint glass.

A - A nice look. Nearly pitch black with a nice tan colored head.

S - Nice roasty aroma. Some scents of coffee. A bit of chocolate but rather subdued.

T - A nice taste for a dry stout. Has a roasted flavor of coffee throughout with some nice bitterness, then finishes dry with little aftertaste.

M - A nice medium body that goes down smooth.

D - Easy to put down, and enough bitter coffee like flavor to keep you coming back.

Notes: A nice, simple straightforward dry stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2007 04:33:12 | More by EStreet20
Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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