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Out Of Bounds Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

577 Reviews
THE BROS
80
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Reviews: 577
Hads: 1,268
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 35
Gots: 107 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Stout | 6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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Photo of MaximalC
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark mahogany color with a solid cap of khaki foam. The aroma features plenty of roasted malt, along with coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops, and hints of peanut brittle and peat. Broad sheets of finely reticulated lacing adorn the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste follows through on the big, roasty flavors promised by the nose. The bitterness is up there, both on account of the burnt malt as well as the earthy hops. Complexity is minimal, coming in the form of dark chocolate, nuts, and licorice, but the taste remains solid nonetheless. Medium body and carbonation afford a smooth, semi-creamy mouthfeel with a supremely dry finish.

Overall, this is a fine, full-flavored, roasty stout. It could do with a bit more body and complexity, but there are no major flaws that would stop me from enjoying it again.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Avery Brewing Out of Bounds Stout.


I haven't seen much outta this brewery around here which is weird since apparently they have a lot of highly rated beers. I remember having their IPA which was the only brew I've had outta them buttttt it was definitely a bit on the old side based on the flavors. Anyway, hoping for something solid outta this brew. Soooo let's see what we get.


Look - From the twelve ounce bottle hard poured into a pint glass. This brew pours a deep black though it shows garnet hues here and there in the corners. The head starts off as a thick lightly mocha head which starts leaving immediate stick as the head slowly dies down. Carbonation is completely unreadable due to the depth of the brew. The remaining lacing is between low and moderate though it is quite sticky.


Smell - The smell on this brew is big and milk chocolate like. Cocoa nibs are all there as well along with a good dosage of bakers chocolate. There are hops though they are minimal to the malt levels. Smells a lot like Sierra Nevada Stout for the most part with the addition of a bit of ash like aspect.


Taste - Once again the flavor follows a lot like the nose. Big chocolate notes consisting of milk and bittersweet bakers chocolate. The hops are once again there though they are a bit earthy and once again with a touch of the ash. Chocolates develop into darkness as the brew continues to warm up. This beer is 90% chocolate and 10% hoppyness. Quite tasty but not overly huge. Again reminds me a lot of the Sierra Nevada Stout.


Feel - The feel on this beer was a bit underwhelming. The body is about moderate and the creamyness is quite nice but the overall feel wasn't as slick or as heavy as I had expected. But..this is just an American Stout and not an imperial so its kind of expected. STILL NEED A BIT MORE THICKNESS GUYS. Also...now that it's sat a good few minutes...it's taken on a nice chocolate brownie like ordeal and it coats the mouth almost strikingly accordingly to a sweet chocolate treat.


Overall - Some parts of my review were from when the beer was still cold. So disregard that. As it warmed it became a chocolatey treat. Still wouldn't drink more than two or three at a time due to the fact it is a stout after all. Probably the best standard, non imperial American stout I have ever come across. I know my review doesn't sound overly enthusiastic right now but dealing with a pre Christmas party around a bunch of asshats I can't stand is a bit annoying ;). Try this one for sure guys..

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

had this on tap at avery in a pint glass
pours brown amber with a small tan head
smell is chocolate, cocoa and smoky
taste smoky chocolate
feel viscous and a little thin
overall not bad not my favorite stout like the out of mind and stoutworks orange much better

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Bright dark brown with ruby highlights. Produces a ½” tan foam cap that recedes moderately fast.

S: Spice scented chocolate and coffee with some grain aromas. Touch of anise to licorice.

T: Spicy dark chocolate seasoned with coffee finishes with a coffee like astringent dryness. Some dark dried fruit. Malt flavors are high, hop flavors are low, yeast flavors are medium low, hop bitterness is medium to medium low.

F: Very creamy smooth with a medium to medium full body and medium carbonation.

O: A nice, rich chocolaty very drinkable stout.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Out of bounds stout pours an almost black color with a small, long lasting, lacing head. There is a big black licorice aroma. The taste is creamy, with nice notes of smoke, and big black licorice flavors. Nice flavors, body just a tiny bit flat. Overall its a very nice simple stout.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, totally opaque ale with a thin skein of tan foam. Smells of roasted malt, Werthers carmals and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, lactose but not sweet, semi-sweet chocolate with orangish rind hop flavor and somewhat hop-bitter as well toward the back of the palate. Body is medium with a higher carb and the hop presence lends almost a strangely crisp feel to this toasty stout which is unexpected. Interesting and drinkable brew. Finish is dryish, slightly bakers chocolate like residue and roast elements.

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Photo of South2NW
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very deep brown in color, not quite black. a finger or 2 of tan head that doesn't hang around long. smell is dark roast coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Taste starts off with some bitterness and is quickly balanced out by some sweet, roasty malts. Not too heavy or too thin in the mouth. Quite nice. Overall, a very nicely done stout, but no huge flavors that make this extra memorable. But, I would pick it up again. good apres ski beer

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Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark, mahogany brown body; very thick, dense, creamy head. Cocoa and dark malt aroma; mild sourness. Rich, roasted nut and mild chocolate flavor; a bit astringent; good bitterness. Medium bodied; somewhat sweet finish.

A solid stout with respectable flavor and appearance. The mouthfeel seems a bit weak, but that's the only knock (such as it is). Better than many stout offerings and comes with a decent ABV while still maintaining an easy drinking personae.

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Photo of ordybill
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a malt and coffee aroma
Appearance= black with a very appealing tan head.
Taste- Malt and coffee but the more I have of the beer the less impressed I am with the flavor. It seems "empty" after the beer first hits your taste buds
Palate- A heavy body brew with medium carbonation and has a slightly oily texture.
Overall- An OK stout, I was expecting much more from Avery.

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Photo of faulkster4
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

straightforward. pours with almost no head, very very dark. hoppy with very little malt flavor. almost closer to a porter (or black ipa) than a stout. still, a tasty brew.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Black with a nice tan head. Leaves heavy lacing,
S-Tons of cocoa up front, mild roast and coffee. Delicious.
T-Creamy, cocoa, coffee, roasted malts.
M-Thick body, medium carb.
O-I wasn't expecting much from this brew. I don't know why, regardless this is an excellent stout. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is from Avery? They can do better.

Pours a dark root beer color, with a pretty tan head.

Smells has hints of lager - not in bad way though.

Taste of hops, some maltiness. Overall mid flavor, not a lot of depth.

Feels lighter than I want in a stout. Feels closer to a porter.

Not bad, but in world with many better - not again for me.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on March 16, 2015

Dark brown pour with long lasting tan head and lacing.

Aroma of toasted grain, dark malts, and a bit of coffee.

The body is medium to better than medium.

The taste brings out a coffee, grainy character with an earthy bitter bite at the end.

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Photo of leantom
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got to have this just now. Very good. Here goes:

A: Beautiful. Pitch black with a massive head and great lacing. Can't say more about it, in fact.

S: Lots of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and nuts. Also a hint of caramel. A little too bitter, though

T: Follows the nose ,which is good. Very dark, roasted flavor. Also a hint of caramel, though, that kind of balances the roasted flavors. Good.

F: Little too light and watery, but still OK.

O: Solid beer. Would have again.

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Photo of Thads324
2.05/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Ill save the other tasting notes as they aren't necessary.
This beer tastes like burnt plastic. Phenolic. It's awful. I've tried it multiple times now, definitely different batches, always the same. Mouthfeel is astringent too.
Please Avery, adjust your mash temperatures.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear, very dark brown, but with a feeble head of brown foam that dissipated quickly, leaving a trace of lacing.

S: Deep, rich aromas of black bread, fruitcake, and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee in the background.

T: Far less rich or complex than the aroma led me to expect. Toasted (almost burnt) grain is the first flavor, followed by acrid bitterness. In fact, other than a brief appearance of tart fruit and acidic coffee, this one's all bitter, but not in that juicy, hoppy way that a DIPA might provide.

M: Moist and decently carbonated, but not at all thick or chewy, like many stouts.

O: I usually really enjoy the offerings from Avery, but this one just didn't do it for me -- especially not the flavor.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a stout glass. Black in color with a quickly dissolving head that leaves lacing on the side. Smells like roasted black coffee and subtle roasted barley. Tastes like black coffee with subtle hints of bitter chocolate that works with the coffee taste. It has a medium body with light carbonation. It is thin for a stout, but not so thin that it is watery, with a barely noticeable hop flavor as swallowing. This is something that is probably very good on tap, but just good bottled.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 10/17/2014, poured into a snifter 2/5/2015.

A- Medium-dark brown body, nearly black. One finger offwhite head. Good retention time. Fair lacing.

S- Sweet caramel, roast, toffee. Earthy, floral hop aromas. Fair bit of coffee. Nothing too special, but comes with a reasonable amount of roasted barley.

F- Grainy roasted barley, a bit of caramel sweetness, some espresso, plenty of earthy hop flavours and a very floral bitterness. Nice complexity, plenty of roasted malt with a nice floral hop component.

M- Medium bodied, not too thick nor thin, nice depth of flavour. A bit undercarbonated for the s tyle, but sufficiently carbonated for enjoyment. Bitter floral notes on the backend.

O- Decent stout, the hops used in this is a bit different than typical American stouts, but the roastiness and hops come together for a very tasty if bitter combination.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Avery Brewing Company Out of Bounds Stout

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that collected in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Big aromas of roasted malt, imparting notes of coffee and smoke, accented with some light licorice aromas too.

Taste: Wow!! Great, bold flavors of roasted malt, imparting flavors of toasted pumpernickel bread, freshly brewed coffee, without the coffee-like bitterness, a little smoke, a little dark chocolate, all followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness and some beautifully balanced hops. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy, nicely complemented with some pretty good carbonation. With an ABV of 6.3%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Damn, this is another great stout! Seriously bold flavors of roasted malt, beautifully balanced with some sweetness and hops! Absolutely delicious!

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottling code of 14045B6 which translates to 02/14/14

Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging and a tan colored 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a thin layer of suds across the top. Small spots of lace cling tight, sporadically dispersed around the glass.

Smell - Prominent milk chocolate aroma with hints of roast in the distance.

Taste - Hmmm, much lighter than the nose would have one believe. Watered down chocolate notes and hints of stale coffee. More watered down flavor in the finish that comes through with a light earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low amounts of carbonation.

Overall - This stout has a promising aroma, but that's about it. The taste is a bland mess. Maybe 10 months of shelf life has killed what might be an otherwise great stout, but I'm not getting much of what might have been. Candidate for a re-review, but to be blunt my expectations with a fresher bottle isn't very high.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Sampled last Saturday night, December 6, 2014. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 10 ounce 'Boot'.

Pours a very dark brown that is almost black with ruby highlights. Close to a 1-finger beige head is seen that settles down to a 3mm of so after a bit. Sheets of lacing is seen that sticks to the sides of the glass when sipped. The aroma is of roasted malts with a good amount of cocoa. Pretty much the same is said for the taste with a light hint of coffee, unlike some stouts that have a lot. Just a very slight bitter finish which is probably from the semi-sweet cocoa. Very tasty and goes go easy. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation for this brew style. Overall, I liked this one.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

The smell for me is borderline gross.
Luckily it doesn't transfer to the taste much.
The taste has a lot of roasted malts and tobacco with a thick char and ash feel.

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Photo of DanielMB
4.5/5  rDev +19%

I think this an underrated beer. It pours very dark brown, almost black, with a nice one-finger beige head that recedes fairly quickly. It smells and tastes like dark chocolate with coffee notes, with a decent hop presence in the background--sort of like a junior imperial stout. This is a solid beer.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Very resilient specs of lacing cling to the glass and don't let go.

S- Semisweet aroma of dark roast brings to mind chocolate, coffee and a bit of char.

T- Roasty bitterness with a dark chocolate quality leads to some hop bitterness on the back end. Smooth and well-balanced between the sweet and bitter. After multiple sips, the hops really start to show.

M- Has the optimal viscosity of a straight-up stout with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A very solid stout that I've been wanting to try for a while now. Drinkable, flavorful and with a bit of a hop kick. I'm on board.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

A decent stout, but this is the junior varsity compared to Mephistopheles. If you want a 6-pack of a drinkable stout rather than going for the gusto, then this is a good choice. But as good as Avery is with their bigger beers, why not gear up for that instead?

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