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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

1,056 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,056
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 24
Gots: 46 | 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 9InchNails
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark with some ruby highlights. A khaki color head that fades into a film. Some lace on the glass.

Caramel, coffee, dark fruits and chocolate. Brown sugar and smokiness in the background.

Big time roastiness, caramel, coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruits and smoke.

Smooth, silky, dry, slight carbonation. It leaves the mouth a little sticky. Medium body.

Not a bad stout, feels nice and the taste is there but I can't put my finger on what is lacking.

9InchNails, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev -20.2%

hilgart1, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of CoreyCramer
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

CoreyCramer, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served on tap at the Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a Stevens Point pint glass. The brew glowed a dark black color, and sported a half finger tall head of coffee colored bubbles. Retention was nice, with thick bubbly lacing left around the glass. Carbonation appeared active, and no sediment was noted. The aroma was thick with big nuttiness, more specifically, of peanut. There was also a coffee sweetness, and a lighter toffee flavoring. The malts were cool, metallic, and creamy. As we sipped, the flavoring began with lactic sourness and thick grain, of darkened, cooked coffee beans. There was a brief citric hops slickness, but this fizzled out as the height of the roastiness peaked through the middle. There were hints of lighter booze, with bittering hop activity and grassiness returning once the malts began to settle. The finish was of more of that coffee dryness, with roast, and souring grain at the outset. The aftertaste breathed of lactics, sourness, hop oils, and tinny metallics. The body was lighter to medium and the carbonation was average. The coffee and malts lent a drying astringency to the mouth, with only decent smack and slurp. The abv was standard, and this is a sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the dry finish, and the robust malt activity throughout. The other flavors, however, were a bit subdued, and we would have liked to see a thicker feel to back up the stronger flavoring. This is a nice beer, but it isn’t ideal, as the flavoring is not rounded out as nicely, and as strongly, as one might hope.

TheBrewo, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass. Thanks to KC for the brew!

A - The beer pours extremely dark, almost pitch black. A small 1/2 finger brown head with some retention and lacing.

S - Not much here: a faint roasted character with some charcoal. A bit of malty sweetness as well. Not much.

T/M - The beer starts smooth on the tongue with a nice roasted malt grain bill. The middle of the beer brings out a mild bitterness, charcoal flavor, and slightly fruity character. Hints of licorice. The beer is medium bodied and silky. Well carbonated.

D - Fairly average.

Pretty standard fare.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-07-2011 16:48:05

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of samie85
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a a dark cola color with a fingers if light brown sugar colored head.

S-Smells of slight roasted coffee-like malt notes with a bit of chocolate.

T-Slight roasted notes upfront with rich dark chocolates and a slightly citrusy hop note.

M-Medium bodied with a slick, coating feel and light carbonation.

D-Very easy drinking and solid stout. Nice and complex, I would buy this one again for sure.

samie85, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

poppyjohn, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev +6.4%

CarolinaKev, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jpd7374, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Crowman73
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Crowman73, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Sits a very dark brown in the glass. One inch tan head quickly settles into a thin crown. Lacing forms rings.

S: Stale coffee, burnt barley, dark rum, metallic smell in the background as well. Grain. Dull grassy hop scents. Maybe a bit of raisin and fig.

T: Charcoal roast up front, followed by a slightly sour twang of berry-like fruit and moderate acidity. Coffee and smoke. Woody and smokey malt tastes and some nutty yeast begin to take over. Undercurrent of dark chocolate stays hidden. Dry finish of toasted grain, burnt barley, and acidic bitterness.

M: Moderately thick body. Very slight viscosity. Full in the mouth and somewhat creamy. Carbonation has some bite.

O: Upper middle of the pack as far as the style goes.

Notes: I started drinking this one while it was still a little too cold. The aroma really changes as it warms.

ryan1788a5, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Kahlerbock, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Another Avery revisiting, this time going even darker. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of deep ecru foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light char (really more of a darkly-toasted bread kinda thing), dark chocolate powder, and a pinch of black pepper for good measure. The taste pretty much follows the same pattern, though everything is darker, roastier, toastier, more charred, and, subsequently, bitterer. (Aside: A reviewer before me mentioned something about chicory. ... In retrospect, I think that's indeed something that came through, just surreptitiously, without making itself known very well.) The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty solid stout, but it's a bit too roasty for my tastes, especially in something like this, which, to me, is meant to be more of an everyday stout (if that makes sense...).

TMoney2591, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Huffaroma
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Huffaroma, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of guytyping
4/5  rDev +6.4%

guytyping, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +6.4%

imperialking, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -20.2%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +6.4%

InfernoBoss, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of UnkleFester
3/5  rDev -20.2%

UnkleFester, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

yum! pours a dead sexy black color into a stout glass with a one and a half inch tan head. smells like dark roasted barley and faint coffee. taste is really roasted and a little smokey, chicory root and licorice notes on the tongue too. great bitter finish smooth smooth smooth. i wouldnt call this a dry irish stout, as its not really dry at all, and the malt profile is much different. mouthfeel is perfect, creamy and expanding, down easy. i could drink a sixer of these no problem. sturdy abv caps it off, great beer from avery! my favorite stout this season

StonedTrippin, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of JNewbs
4/5  rDev +6.4%

JNewbs, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep brown colors, almost black, with a two finger slightly tan head. Nose is nice and perfumey with dark fruits, roasted malts, a bit of charcoal and some burnt wood.

Silky and creamy mouthfeel. Lots of nice roasted malts with a touch of fruitiness. Some earthiness and woodiness as well. Finishes with a nice dry hop character. Very well blended flavors that all bounce off eachother extremely well. This is actually damn delicious.

Good bitter finish.

Surprising find.

jtierney89, Jan 04, 2012
Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,056 ratings.