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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

1,160 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 24
Gots: 64 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black! Has reddish hue at the bottom of bottle. Head is tan and with OK lacing. Not too out of ordinary for a stout.

S- Black Licorice, black coffee, with roasted barley and malt. Some chocolate as well. Faint alcohol note, even at 6.3% ABV.

T- Tasty! It is a well balanced beer for sure! The malts and barley are a welcoming taste on the palate. Chocolate, with a fresh brewed black coffee taste. The alcohol is present, but it is just a very subtle warmth. Very dry. It's like an Irish Stout.

M- Super easy drinking stout. It's as drinkable as a Guinness, Murphys, or Bemish! It's hard to find a dark beer with so much character in a light body these days, but the Out of Bounds Stout did it!

Overall, this beer has it all going on. Full bodied & malty with a roasted coffee and chocolate flavor. Light body for super drinkability. I'd have this any day of the week. A+ Avery!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on-tap @ Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a nice, dark blackish color. There's some brown at the edges, but it's hard to say just how much in the dark of this bar. 1.25 fingers of lion's pelt colored head, but it looks remarkably dense. From afar you'd think this was a nitro-tap, really. That head density yields perfect notches of lacing.

There's not much to the aroma, but what's there works. Plenty of milk chocolate and a bit of espresso. There's a light hop presence in the nose -- mostly "green" smells and not anything specific. Brown malt, non-roasted, aromas are here for sure. Solid stout nose.

The taste is quite good. Brown malt flavors and milk chocolate dominate. This is how Guinness is supposed to taste, only not quite as dry as a proper Irish Dry Stout. There's an adequate amount of roast flavor here and just enough hoppiness to balance everything out. It's flavorful but light.

The mouthfeel initially strikes me as too light, bordering on watery. But it's been awhile since I've had a non-Imperial stout beer. The mouthfeel is fine, and the lightness makes this so quaffable.

Overall, this is a good little American Stout. I wish this was 1% weaker in ABV for the amount of flavor, but still I'd have no problem knocking back a few pints of this.

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12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours black with red tints around the edges. A half finger of a light brown head.

S- I get a bit of chocolate in this one. A fresh hop bitterness. A lot of roasty, malty notes.

T- There is a bit of bitterness up front with a slight fruity hop character. It washes over with a lot of smokey and roasted malts that stick around in the mouth. This beer has a large complex roastyness and a great balance of hop bitterness.

M- This stout is on the bitter side of stouts but for me, it keeps it drinkable. It leaves you with a roasty mouth but its surprisingly refreshing.

O- Great stout. Im really digging the hop character and bitterness in this one.

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A - Pours a very dark color with a thick, caramel colored head almost 3 fingers in width and leaves an unquestionable lace on the glass.

S - Gives off the aroma of bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

T - Enters with a touch of chocolaty coffee and leaves with a bitter, roasted taste.

M - Thick and creamy with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall this is a great stout and I have plans on drinking more of these in the future.

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Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.