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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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very good

1,020 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 24
Gots: 39 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-19-2013 23:28:53 | More by themegamancave
Photo of poopsmitherson


3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-12-2012 05:44:25 | More by poopsmitherson
Photo of Jessenimmo


4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-14-2013 05:22:47 | More by Jessenimmo
Photo of bmills1608


4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color - Dark black
Head - Foamy, thick, really nice. Tan in color.
Nose - Milk chocolate and coco.
Taste - Creamy rich and chocolatey, mild roasty-ness, quite full and fresh tasting. A bit of sugary sweetness in the middle. Finishes somewhat sweet, ends with a bit of roasted astringency and a touch of hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Creamy
Carbonation - Low

Overall - A perfectly drinkable stout. Mildly complex, quite chocolate oriented, reminds me a bit of a cream stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2004 14:29:34 | More by bmills1608
Photo of NCBeernut

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown to black leaving a 1 finger brownish tan head that stays around, leaving a good amount of lacing. Smells is roasted malts and coffee. Somebody else mentioned raisins. Now that they pointed that out I can smell a little of it too. Bitter coffee right away with a big roasted taste. Chocolate is there too. A little of that raisin in the aftertaste. Pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2007 06:47:26 | More by NCBeernut
Photo of cbyrd4088


4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-13-2012 15:58:08 | More by cbyrd4088
Photo of Shultzerdugen


4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle.

About as close to black as you can get as far as color goes, with a massive biege head, rocky and leaving lace rings.

Rich coffee smells greet the nose, along with apple and berry like esters, molasses, and candied cherries. Surprisingly sweet overall.

Full bodied with a touch of graininess. Mild roasted coffee flavors with a lemony finish. Burnt toast tastes gather strength mid-glass and leave a lingering bitterness on the palate. Fruity berry flavored esters make an appearance as the temperature rises.

A solid stout to be sure, but it lacked a certain "wow" factor to push it over the top.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2006 02:22:46 | More by Shultzerdugen
Photo of isualum12


4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong. Really strong in a good way.

Look- black as night with tan head

Smell has a cherry bourbon which is great

Taste is a thing of wonder and greatness. It is amazing. Bourbon but not overpowering with chocolate overlay.

Feel. It is thick. And heavy in the mouth

Overall this ISA great beer. Please put me in the fan category

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:57:03 | More by isualum12
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-28-2012 01:36:01 | More by Jeckel
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2013 04:17:05 | More by ctwybeerguy
Photo of dogger6253


4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice retention on the inch and a half of pillowy, coffee-colored head. It just hangs there leaving gorgeous patches around the glass' edge. This beer is dark. There is such a small amount of cherry glowing around the bottom, but not noticeable unless you're looking deep into it, which is easy to do as the body of this beer sucks you in like a moth to flame. I want to get burned. Really badly.

Wonderful smell, coffee, cherries and a touch of chocolate; all with a nice, roasted finish. Also bits of caramel and toffee present.

A pretty decent taste with this, very smoky. Pretty high malty flavor combined with burnt coffee and cocoa, there's also sort of a caramel sweetness. Pretty well-balanced flavor that introduces a small taste of hops at the finish that masks the alcohol behind it.

The mouthfeel of this is very rich and deep, incredibly creamy and dry. I'll be drinking many more of these, but not tonight...

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 06:16:57 | More by dogger6253
Photo of Berg77


4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-02-2014 15:54:57 | More by Berg77
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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep brownish ruby color, almost black. A sticky tan head is kicked up that smells of roasted barley and coffee. Black malts are up front, with a slightly burnt charcoal flavor. Transitions to rich coffee and chocolate flavors with some delicate roastedness and a hint of nuttiness. Hops are present at the end, showing a little spice and very subtle citrous. Finish is slightly hoppy but mostly roasted, leaving a dryish aftertaste. Really quite the tasty dry stout, much more robust than nitro stouts. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but that's part of the dry stout. That is part of the wicked drinkability. My glass was empty in no time. I would have no problem at all going through a few of these at a time.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2005 05:47:10 | More by BeerFink
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown hue with a tan head. A very good stout, nice roasted maltiness with chocolate and coffee tones. This is another solid offering from Avery. I am starting to feel like a spokesman for these guys but this one is underrated too. I say buy it and see for your self.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2003 00:00:54 | More by jtw5877
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South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

If I have ever had a Stout that could improve with a little age, this might be it. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A. Very nice. Healthy tan head that slowly settles down to about one and a third fingers. Black, dark obsidian brew.

S. Now it starts to dissapoint. I let it warm, hoping it would open up, but alas it never did. The dark fruits are very faint.

T. Here is where I had problems. I could almost taste the dark malt trying to peak out, but a bittering hops finish would always beat it down. Maybe with a little age? Hopefully so, but the weak malt makes me think otherwise.

M. Here is where I enjoy a good Irish Stout. Rather than being oily and cloying, the finish is dry and bitter. Nice in this category.

D. Needs a little work. With all the beer on the shelf it may be awhile before I return to this one. The abv and the weak malt made me defer trying to age any.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2008 21:31:18 | More by MarkSCCOT
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2013 04:56:00 | More by dillon_1005
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

12-27-2012 05:53:11 | More by arash1000
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2013 17:03:33 | More by Hopscat
Photo of 05Harley

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling information :(

Traded for a sixer.

Nice looking beer with a dark brown appearance and a ruby hue. A creamy two inch light tan head covers the top with polka dotted lacing sticking to the sides.

The aroma is noticeable and not too faint. Bitter chocolate, black licorice, charcoal, dark fruit and some roastiness sum up the nose.

The flavor is sweet at first with flavors of dark fruit but quickly switches over to roasted malt, coffee and black licorice. What I find interesting is the flavor profile is close to the nose but the sequence of taste is slightly different.

Mouthfeel is pretty good with a medium to sticky body and smooth feel from the start. A bite of hop bitterness follows the foot steps and a near perfect dryness finishes things up. The carbonation is light but plenty enough to notice.

Overall a descent beer that's full of flavor and aroma at just over 6%. I wouldn't say it's a stand out for the style but it's certinly worthy and one I revist at times. It's a good example to switch too when following up from an overly sweet beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 22:49:01 | More by 05Harley
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sammie Smith english pint glass. Pours a very dark opaque, not quite totally black; right on style. Very large and rocky head--very impressive. Very good lacing. Not much of an aroma which surprised me. The taste is really roasty and very nice, with a bit of a hop bite on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is very smooth and full. A really good drinking irish style dry stout. Avery has done another good job here. Avery is quickly becoming one of my fave western brewers.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2006 00:04:14 | More by sraimondi
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3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at Baba Budan's in Cincinnati Ohio

The beer pours a pitch black body with a tan head that left decent lacing. The smell was largely of roasted malts giving it a chocolately aroma. Somewhat devoid of the coffee-esque aroma of a lot of stouts. The taste followed in suit of the taste, largely of chocolate but very low in the coffee area. There was a slight note of hops present in the taste that I couldn't detect in the nose.

Out of Bounds Stout had a medium body that lacked the feeling I look foward to in a good stout. It wasn't a bad stout it just seemed to be another beer from a brewery that seems to make so-so beer to me. It's a nice style but it had nothing to set it apart from anything.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 23:24:13 | More by cproioi
Photo of insearchofhops


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-01-2014 20:56:54 | More by insearchofhops
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-24-2012 04:02:40 | More by BeerForHokie
Photo of dorianmarley


4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is rich, coal black. Light head and lacing.

Nose is roasty and dry. Light coffee aroma with sweet malt. The malt is not overly sweet-smelling, as many stouts can be. Also hints of cocoa and soil.

The taste is dry malt, with sweet dark chocolate and barley. Malts are thin.

Mouthfeel has a nice dryness. Medium carbonation gives a smooth sensation with a clean, but coated, finish.

Not especially complex, but a unique, dry stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 04:57:18 | More by dorianmarley
Photo of NClifestyle

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours up black, with ruby highlights. head is thick tan, with large bubbles, drops to a nice layer of 'surface of the moon' looking crags and holes atop the beer.
smells of smoky chocolate, maybe coffee as well. a touch grainy and sharp.
taste is cocoa with a harsh hop bite right behind that, followed by the irish dry stout roast bitterness. taste could use more malt presence.
mouthfeel has some nice carbonation tingle all over the place, especially under the tongue and in the back. medium for sure.
drinkability is ok, i like the beer enough, that i would order it before most of the big 3, but it's not the greatest out there, either.


Serving type: bottle

02-06-2006 04:51:38 | More by NClifestyle
Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.