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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,010 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 23
Gots: 34 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-08-2012 02:00:34 | More by ATMinBoulder
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-29-2012 16:48:20 | More by Spaceangler
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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TechMyst

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This begins my foray back into stouts from IPAs. Drank one; then I had a "session" of the remaining 5. [Note: This is NOT a SESSION brew, I do not care what anyone says or thinks.] Rich chocolate/nut aroma. Spotty sheen of tan head. Even a vigorus pour does not yield a lasting head. Very opaque black, transmitted color is a deep amber with ruby tints. Slick and slightly chalky/resinous palate. Superglue lacing. Stout up front, straight porter in middle and aftertaste. Each phase is plesant. Definitely NOT one-dimentional. Even my emitted noxious gas was plesant tasting. Soft conditioning, made me feel fuller than mouthfeel. Drinkable fast or slow, but if you start slamming you'll soon go to sipping. Almost perfect, except for palate being a little chalky. If you like Guinness, step up to this stout tough guy!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 07:53:11 | More by TechMyst
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-26-2011 16:00:18 | More by jrohrbacher
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

03-26-2013 05:40:16 | More by Jamison85
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-30-2013 00:49:07 | More by hockeyfighter19
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Kentucky

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Brent

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a liquid pitch black that shows amber around the edges against the light. Aroma and flavor are an impressive coffee with lots a cream and sugar. The roasted malt is deftly handled, with no cardboard or over-roasted notes. Like drinking an iced Starbucks mocha latte. A coffee bitterness finishes very clean at the end, surprisingly so for such a dark beer. Quite sweet, but not cloying, and yet somewhat dry. I was quite impressed by this stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2003 14:25:44 | More by Brent
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at The Library in Manhattan, KS. Enjoyed at home in Oklahoma City.

Pour from a bottle into a small rocks glass so I could take my time and savor it. Very impressed. Nice toasted malt aroma. Flavor is rich and complex. Fairly dry. Some nice bitterness rounded out by slight lingering licorice and mollasses (just a hint), a little bit of charcoal, nice smooth mouthfeel. Long lingering flavor.

This is a good beer. One of the best stouts I've had in a long time. Reminds me of Guiness Extra stout, except a tinge sweeter and more winey notes.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 23:40:14 | More by jmbranum
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Big, espresso roast-colored head which softens to a pillow. Loads of lacing as it settles and lowers as I drink. Deep black color.

Aroma
Nice! This has a good kick of hop aroma, which is surprising, but welcome. There's certainly a roasted malt smell too, but the hops are definitely evident. I enjoy bringing the glass up each time to draw in the smell.

Taste & Mouthfeel
Right on--this is my kind of stout: big on roasted flavors followed by a big hop blast balancing out at the end. Pretty substantial mouthfeel and a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp and dry aftertaste, with notes of coffee and chocolate.

Overall
This may be my favorite stout. I definitely recommend!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2008 22:26:32 | More by JEdmund
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opwog

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now listening to: Headhunters - God Made Me Funky

Picked this up as part of my "to go" stash from Hollingshead.

This is a really solid Irish Stout. Thicker and richer for the style, but nice dry roastiness from the malt. Builds a huge head that falls quickly into clumpiness and finally down to a surface ring that lasted the whole glass.

Because this is a pretty straight forward Irish Stout, I am cutting the review of what this is, to take some time to comment on what it isn't. This isn't the first time that I thought that a label may be misrepresenting what is inside. I don't think that this is intentional, it is just a matter of the label designers not thinking about how the average person may read their label. The beer name is "Out Of Bounds" and shows somebody partaking in a death defying extreme skiing move. Then down where the ABV is usually shown, they replaced it with "Yeah, it is!" Then on the side; this is part of the brief notes about the beer; "...our Out Of Bounds Stout is an extreme experience. Live life on the edge..."

When I see a name like "Out of Bounds" and more specifically, when the ABV is intentionally replaced with "Yeah, It Is" as a reference back to the name and then finally followed up in the notes referring to it as an "extreme experience," Call me crazy but I am expecting the beer inside to be a strong ale at some level. To me, this is not how you label a beer that barely eclipses 5%.

But like I said before, this is a good beer. I just don't think that some breweries think long enough about how the general market might interpret their labels.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 07:54:00 | More by opwog
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FormatKid

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a six pack of this with a friend, I’m interested to try a dry irish stout *besides* the ubiquitous Guinness. When allowed to warm up a bit and poured into a pint glass the body appears to be solid black, but when held to light it’s translucence is revealed and a ruby-red shows through. The head is tan, and ample, it retains like a champ and leaves thick sheets of lace down the pint. The nose is rather estery, I can pick up fruit aromas similar to dark berries before the pint even approaches my face. As my nose approaches I pick up powdery cocoa aromas and dark, roasty coffee. This is quite a flavorful dry-stout, the flavors of milk-chocolate and bitter chocolate toy back and forth with each other, faint berry flavors and dark roasted coffee stand firmly together before a bitter earthy hop kick in the finish. Nice and roasty with a medium bitterness throughout. This beer is nice and smooth and gets more so at cellar temp, holy damn what a great session stout. I would recommend anyone try it, and I will not hesitate to grab some more the next time I see it.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2004 03:39:35 | More by FormatKid
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an ever so slightly browned black color with a finger of head that falls to ring the beer. The nose is awesome. Lots of sweet chocolate, very creamy. This smells really nice. The flavor really nice, starting of a sweet chocolate but moving towards a sweet coffee on the finish. I really like it. The feel is a big moderate, with a slight drying finish. Overall, this beer is super good. This is easily a session stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2005 00:10:50 | More by kmpitz2
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bnes09

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thick charcoal black color. Dark red to brown when held up to light. Pours a thin tan head but the retention and creamy lacing is unparalleled.

Rich cocoa and coffee bean aroma. Hints of pine and maple in the nose.

Starts off with a robust dark chocolate to coffee bitter, roasted flavor. Hops are also pretty assertive with a piney bitterness and in the perfect proportion for balance. Smooth molasses sweetness brings it all together and provides a mellowing effect. Hints of maple, almond and a smokey character come to life as well.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Dense medium body with some small bubbles mingled in. Its a little drying on the palate but smooth and creamy at the same time. Leaves a dry, bitter dark chocolate after taste.

Wow! What an exceptional example of an Irish Dry Stout. Seems like it would almost be better suited for the American stout style due to the smooth texture and sweet, balanced flavors. Great session beer for stout lovers like myself. Incredibly complex and rich flavors and outstandingly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 02:01:18 | More by bnes09
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Mindabyss

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

MALTY ROASTED GOODNESS

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 06:31:02 | More by Mindabyss
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A black body reveals mahogany highlights at its base. It's initial short but creamy tan head drops readily to just a thin collar, although it does leave some nice lace. The nose is quite bold with sweet cocoa, dark chocolate, a touch of smoke, and a good helping of fresh brewed coffee. Very nice! The body is medium with an exceptionally fine carbonation that tickles the tongue. Although it appears sweet with chocolate and cocoa throughout the first few tastes, the roastiness and underlying bitterness develop on the palate as you progress through the glass. It starts with some nutty, caramelish cocoa; followed by rising notes of fruitiness. As it crosses the palate, dark chocolate emerges but morphs quickly into bittersweet chocolate as the hop bitterness begins to rise. Some underlying leafy hop flavor is sometimes noteable at this point. Roastiness, and even some smoky character, become evident at the swallow; and lead into a long, dry finish that's roasty, chocolatey and bitter with some leafy/floral hop character giving it depth. It's almost a touch woody as it lays in the mouth. Really nicely complex while maintaining a great deal of drinkability in it's body and mouthfeel. Worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2003 19:05:35 | More by NeroFiddled
Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.