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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

1,079 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 556
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 23
Gots: 50 | 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 iskeptopotamus
3/5  rDev -20.2%

iskeptopotamus, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of matt062286
4/5  rDev +6.4%

matt062286, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light, clear black with a big tan head that lingers and laces.

Smells of roasted grain, nutty malt, some general sweetness and coffee.

Taste is caramel roasted character up front that goes into a more roasted and bitter coffee flavor that ends on a nice, bitter finish with hints of coffee and roast....no real chocolate character jumps out.

Medium to lighter body with higher carbonation is OK, but not preferred to my taste. Decreasing the carbonation or increasing the body would be nice.

This is a nice, roasty/coffee tasting stout with some hop bitterness. Pleasing and easy to drink.

TenHornsProud, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jfcaa193, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +6.4%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a white foamy head which eventually fades but there's great retention and sticky lacing. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the nose; very roasty malts. There's also a hint of smoke and a touch of hops. The flavors are nice, somewhat bitter and loaded with coffee and more chocolate. The flavors are nice, but seem kind of one dimensional. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, creamy, nice amount of carbonation and remains light. Alcohol goes unnoticed, although the lack of depth in the flavors make this one I wouldn't drink a ton of all night, althought I could considering the ABV.

If you're looking for a lighter stout that is flavorful and not too heavy, this would be a really good choice.

BB1313, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of frenchblood21
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into tall wine glass.

Appearance- Almost pitch black, but can see a hint of light when held directly up to it. A vigourous pour leads to a surprisingly large light tan head.

Smell- Coffee and mocha are right up front. This is followed by a "barn" and barley smell.

Taste- More of a chocolate taste than in the nose. Hops and barley are much more prevelant than in the nose.

Mouthfeel- Too thin and much too watery for me. Has the feel of a light pilsner and not a stout.

Overall- Completely average...I only bought a single bottle, but if I would have bought a sixer, I would be upset. A pass for me.

frenchblood21, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown cola color with a one finger dark khaki colored head. The head leaves some rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt and a touch of earthy hops. The taste follows suit with a big roasted malt backbone, there is also a slight earth hop bite. That is really about it. The taste is not overly complex. The mouthfeel is lowly carbonated and a bit thin. Overall this is an average stout the mouthfeel is a little thin and the taste leaves a little lacking.

goblue3509, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of denver10
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown/black with an alrioght head. Smell is a little roasty with some earthiness to it. Taste follows suit with some roasted malt, earthy hops, some fruit, and a mild bitterness. Moutfeel kinda felt closer to what I expect from a porter than a stout, some carbonation and medium bodied at its thickest. Overall, not a huge fan of this. Not bad but not really my thing.

denver10, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of teromous
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It pours a syrup-looking brown, and is black as oil in the glass. There is a thin head that goes away pretty fast. Spotted lacing. Looks like an average stout.

S: I get lots of lightly roasted scent. There is a light nutty scent...like walnuts.

T: I get some light charcoal. I can taste some bittering hops, and a pine-like flavor.

M: The mouthfeel is very present, with lots of mellow bitterness and just the right hop bite. It's medium bodied. Light dryness but slightly sticky.

O: Overall the taste and mouthfeel were better than I expected from the scent. It's a good stout.

teromous, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled September 30, 2011.

Beer is black with two fingers worth of tan head. Good retention and a bunch of sticky lacing.

Smell contains chocolate, creamy scents, coffee, and grassy hops. Pretty nice.

Taste has lots of roasted malt, a creamy flavour, some chocolate and a touch of hoppy bitterness. Some caramel. A smooth and nice flavour that is very drinkable. Stronger than it tastes.

Mouthfeel is also good. Moderate carbonation (almost too much), and a nice creamy body.

Overall, a nice stout. Nothing surprising or unusual, just a tasty beer. Overall rating reflects the fact that I oscillated between 3.5 and 4 for taste.

jrenihan, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DWolf, Feb 03, 2012
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
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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
Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.