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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

1,054 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 24
Gots: 45 | 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 blakelive784
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%

12 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a non-transparent incredibly dark shade of brown, with a nicely creamy 2 finger head. Retention is above average, and the head leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

S - Roasted barley, cream, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of coffee, and nuts. Pleasantly subtle.

T - Bitter coffee and chocolate doused with a fair amount of roasted barley. Not as much cream as the nose predicted. It's a bit stale, and not nearly as complex as I though it would be.

M - Medium bodied and coarse. Needs more body.

D - Not a bad stout overall. Actually sessionable, but not a great one by any means.

blakelive784, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +6.4%

coz, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of PhineasGage
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

PhineasGage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of gfreed
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

I don't know what bounds this beer is supposed to be out of, but it operates well within the bounds of any reasonable stout I've ever had. Despite adjectives on the label such as "big" and "extreme," and despite the "tons of roasted malts" and the "mountains of hops" used to make this beer, I detected a polite, well-mannered, friendly little stout that was reasonably roasty with an edge of bitter coffee and some dull chocolate on the side. The body was a bit thin, and the finish a tad sweet but overall it wasn't bad. It certainly wasn't up to the threats on the label. Leave the chest thumping to the idiots at Stone.

gfreed, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of SAxDRC5
4/5  rDev +6.4%

SAxDRC5, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +6.4%

buckyp, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Kirch
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Kirch, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of jrohrbacher
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

jrohrbacher, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Adamostella, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of scott2269
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

scott2269, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dowen44, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

A - Pitch black in color, with lots of tan head and sticky lace that clings to the glass all the way down.

S - Roasted malts, coffee, toffee, and very slight hop notes

T - Roasted malts overwhelm, followed by a slight hoppy finish. Slightly sweet. Toffee, and coffee. Very dry..

M - Medium bodied, slick and smooth mouthfeel

O - It is alot like a guinness, but better. Well done!

BeerDawgs, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of iSip
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Avery Out of Bounds Stout: I have not tried many Avery products, so this was a good introduction. Stouts tend to be pretty similar in appearance, and this is the case with the Avery’s black body and tan head. The head is ample and lasts for the duration with good lacing. The aroma is more pronounced than other stouts I have tried, with big coffee and molasses notes. These are prominent in the flavor. The Avery starts out with a big coffee taste, then moves to a dryer smoky finish. Overall this stout is a smooth drinking experience. There is a subtle bitter undertone, but it never comes to the surface like some stouts that can be a rough experience. The Out of Bounds Stout was a good find and is high on my list of American style stouts, primarily because big flavor comes thorough but remains a smooth drinking experience.

iSip, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

savagepm, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of scoley32
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a Schlitz goblet from a bottle.

Poured this one while listening to some death metal, pours nicely, very dark with little to no head. This will be a short and sweet review.

Smell- Not overpowering, malty, like any stout.

Taste- Not as heavy as expected, not watery by any means, but a good combination of body.

Overall- Good beer, would most certainly have it again, especially if I wanted a good, down to earth, drinkable stout. Certainly worthwhile while not being over the top crazy. Pick this one up.

scoley32, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of arkansastroy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

arkansastroy, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Justin23060
4.55/5  rDev +21%

1/2 cm tan head off a pretty vigorous pour. Head diminished but laced slightly. Pitch black with only a slight red highlight. Smells super nutty sweet mocha chocolate (like one of those peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kiss on top). Tastes just as good (again one of those cookies comes to mind, but this time washed down with some roasty coffee). Sweetness hangs on almost to the end but at the last minute it quickly turns to the proper dryness for the style. A nice chewy mouthfeel without being overly heavy. I was getting pretty tired of stouts in general because some offering seem a bit watery while others can be chokingly heavy. This perfect body and balance between sweet and dry of this offering has changed my mind.

Justin23060, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Anthony1
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Anthony1, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Mindabyss
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a large snifter

A: Pours out black, not very thick at all. Great cappuccino head 2 fingers wide.

S: Mostly roasted barley with a slight and I mean slight hop presence. Little hints of toffee and chocolate are great not overpowering.

T: Alot like the nose you get lots of roasted barley upfront with a tiny bit of hops. Great Toffee sweetness almost like the chocolate flavored salt water toffee. Burnt Black coffee with a touch of sugar.

O: A little sweet for a "Dry Stout" but I'm a fan of sweetish stouts. This one isn't sweet like a milk stout but I love it. Almost like a Guinness Extra Stout with some sugar.


Mindabyss, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of brealbg
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

brealbg, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Chaney
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%

I friggin love Irish stouts!

A: Well, it didn't pour out like oil or anything, but it certainly looks dark and roasty... and what a really nice cobweb-like head it has!

S: Lots of coffee and barley here that almost smelled like something someone would have for breakfast.

T: Ahh... it had that fresh cake icing center that I truly love about this style. Sure, there was lots of coffee, but I also got a bit of melted chocolate-toffee candy in there as well.

M: Mild carbonation, mild sweetness, overly mild coffee, and over-the-top barley. There wasn't much bitterness here besides the basic type that coffee contains, and the lacing looks like my glass went through a used car wash.

O: Good stuff for sure, but I wish there was a bit more dimension besides just that of roasted barley.

Chaney, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jak, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of brokentee
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.