Out Of Bounds Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,135 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,135
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 21
Gots: 59 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of wiseguy142
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pretty solid black that lightens up to a slight ruby/purple as my glass gets thinner at the bottom. Good lacing developin on the sides but the tan head disappeared quickly. I poured it and set it down about 2 feet from my face but could still smell it from that distance. Smells very strongly of roasted barley.. more intense than some other Irish stouts and a little more of a raisin character to it and trails chocolate aroma. Actually very nice and I think it's underappreciated in some of the reviews. Just a little more chocolate aroma in there and it would remind me of Rogue's chocolate stout. Taste is a lot thinner than the aroma and wouldn't live up to anyone's expectations if they were looking for something super alcoholic and extreme. Lots of coffee flavors and pretty moderate bitterness with good hop flavor. On top of the roasted malt flavor there is a bit of a fruity sweetness. Kind of standard. I can see why the extreme versions of stouts get higher reviews since I'm having a hard time thinking of what they can do better here. I'd probably like to see more of a creamy/grassy beer where the flavor isn't so obviously just from X amount of roasted barley on top of a base grain. This is what you find in Guiness, IMO. Still, not bad. The coffee flavor is probably the best part of it, but it lacks the complexity needed to be unique and outstanding.

Photo of mirish72
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally tried this after passing it over a number of times. Changing of the seasons calls for more porter and stout.

Pours black with a one finger head that quickly dissipates. Has a strong roasted malt aroma. Tastes more bitter than I would have expected, but still with a nice balance and very drinkable.

Not as crisp as I expected but overall pretty tasty. Props on the bottle label.

Photo of karengarys
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours dark as one would expect with a carmel color foamy head which turns to a small island soon. A ring remains for a while, and leaves stickey foam on the glass.

Smells like coffee. Some hop.

Tastes like coffee. It is a bit coffee bitter. Not much hop nor sweetness to balance.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin with an overtone of creaminess. It has a bit of a watery finish.

Finish is somewhat bitter, leaving a coffee aftertaste.

I think this beer is a little thin, with the coffee flaver a bit strong for the mouthfeel with little to balance it.

Not a favorite stout, i wouldn't refuse one, but if I had a choice i'd find others.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of McNealc31
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is right on, deep brown with amber edges. But it’s the smell that will hook you early. Luckily, the taste is even more delicious. Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, anise, and big body. The finish is dry, quite bitter, and chalky.

This doesn’t have the accoutrements of oatmeal, coffee, barrel aged, or any of that, but it doesn’t need it. A stout done right, this is one to find.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of t420o
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Avery out of bounds stout

A- pour produces a 1 finger fizzy heead that is mocha in color. This rests atop a very dark brown/ black body. No lacing left 3

S- hot chocolate mix, coffee, peaty, slight alcohol, light hop smell, slight smokiness3.5  

T- light smoky flavor on the forefront with coffee, chocoalte, mollasses, brown sugar, and a light hop flavor also. Quite nice 3.5

M- very good mouthfeel. Carbonation on the lower end. Good viscotity 4

O- a good stout but far from great. I'd have it again but would not seek it out. 3.5

B

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Osiris9588
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, no date, poured into a pint glass. The color is motoroil black and opque. The tan head rises to two finger, rather creamy and nice cap forms on the surface. Good retention and plenty of lacing coating the glass.

The aroma is dominated by roasted barley, malt, some charred wood, and bitter coffee notes. The flavor is the same, very strong with coffee, roasted malt, and hops on the finish.

The mouth is light, yet dries out, getting bitter and smoky on the finish. I wish there was some more complexity, more of a progression into the rather harsh finale. It's alright, but not one of my favorites from Avery.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,135 ratings.