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Out Of Sight - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 17
Hads: 47
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: emmasdad on 08-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 47
Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz chalice at the Glass Half Full taproom.

This beer appears a solid black, devoid of light in any form, with one finger of weakly foamy, sudsy beige head, which leaves some random specks of remote islet lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of espresso beans, bittersweet cocoa, black licorice, caramel malt, treacle, subtle char, earthy hops, and a slight twinge of metallic alcohol. The taste is still rather bitter coffee-heavy, though now the bready, roasted caramel malt comes out to play in force, while the anise notes lean towards Scandinavian saltiness, and the hops do well to cut through the espresso to provide a complexity to the dryness.

The carbonation is a bit edgy, but settles out soon enough, the body medium-heavy in weight, and actually rather smooth, and a tad creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, the coffee going all Starbucks, with the chocolate and earthy root spiciness.

A pleasant enough coffee-stricken stout, the guest ingredient seeming a bit intrusive at first, but settling out as things progress. Enjoyable, I suppose, if this is your type of thing. (1,113 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Avery Tap Takeover at The Common Table.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has a ton of coffee in it. The coffee is also the star of the show in the flavor, but it is accompanied by a little bit of roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. There is some sweetness to the flavor which compliments the coffee nicely. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (401 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Woody's

Black with a slight, bubbly head and drippy lace. Smells primarily of coffee grounds, sweetener, and something like cold chocolate ice cream. More coffee in the flavor, dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and some wateriness. Medium bodied and dry with a bit of texture.

Simple, not complex, but not bad. I feel like the base stout isn't quite bold or rich enough to compete with the coffee. (404 characters)

Photo of tylerprince
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one on tap at the Avery tap room in Boulder. Quite disappointing...

Dark brown and with translucent ruby hues. Looks more like a porter than a stout. Thin off white head leaves behind incredible lacing, though.

Smells of day old coffee with a hint of bitterness at the end. Some choocolate and licorice with a mild smokiness. More coffee porter than stout.

Tastes like it smells. Mostly old coffee, with a hint of chocolate and cherries.

Way too thin-bodied for a stout; drinks like an English Porter. Not an unpleasant MF, but for a stout...not creamy, no foaming in mouth, and way too light.

A mediocre beer that doesn't really fit into the stout category, and too "stale coffee" to constitute a good porter either. (735 characters)

Photo of Spider889
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a coffee stout, a variation on Out of Bounds.

Sampled at the brewery on 9/24/11.

Listed on the menu as a "house blend - cold coffee toddy added."

A - Black with a short sticky mocha head. Appears a bit thin, but leaves excellent lace.

S - Rich roasty coffee grounds, almost burnt. Slight ashiness going on here as well.

T - Strong coffee roast and bitterness to the flavor. The base stout lends a very dry character. Big char character.

M - Leaves somewhat of a mineral aftertaste. Dry with lingering bitterness.

O - Nice one, but too roasty for me, it came off as too harsh to fully blend with the coffee addition. (631 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/1/11 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey at their Avery tap takeover event. Served in a becher glass.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts. Coffee and vanilla mix nicely up front.

t - Tastes of coffee, sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate, vanilla, cream, and roasted malts. More coffee than the nose, but also more chocolate which I liked.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation. Pretty smooth body and a tiny bit think for a stout. Kind of reminded me of a light Irish Dry Stout.

o - Overall a really good, easy to drink stout from Avery. Nice coffee and vanilla coming out in the nose and coffee and chocolate in the taste, would certainly like to have it again. (801 characters)

Photo of MsRif
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Avery. Poured a lovely, deep dark brown...much like black coffee. Small tan head that left minimal lacing. Aroma was that of dark malts, bitter chocolate (dark) and coffee. The chocolate undertones come out more in the taste, and they blend very well with the coffee to make for a very balanced and drinkable brew.

Very roasty, and just plain delicious. It's medium to full-bodied with low to moderate carbonation and has a creamy richness to it. Very good! (473 characters)

Photo of stabzmcgee
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As it says, it is out of sight. Aroma is that of iced coffee and hints of hops. Appearance is as black as an unsweetened coffee, with white head. Taste is exactly coffee and slight hops. Palate is dry slightly bitter. Overall good wake-up beer. Avery does this one right. (271 characters)

Photo of ottovon
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the brewery.

A: pours out a ruby-brown with a light brown head.

S: coffee is a dominate aroma, and a good one. I can't say enough about the coffee aroma on this beer, probably one of the best aromas on a coffee beer. i also get some chocolate and brown sugar with hints of roasted malt.

T: just like the aroma. wonderful coffee flavors. hints of bittersweet chocolate and milk chocolate. there is brown sugar and it finishes dry and bitter with hints of citrus hops.

M: medium-thin with medium carb. i wouldn't mind a little more body.

O: a great beer. this is one of the better coffee stouts i've had. (621 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Features a "cold coffee toddy made by Unseen Bean." Well, okay then. I have learned--as an amateur homebrewer--that this is the best way to get a clean and non-bitter coffee flavor into your beer, so once again, Avery knows what they're doing. (I hope my upcoming batch of coffee cream stout comes out good!)

Anyway, this beer poured a dark, coffee brown, not quite black, with a small, creamy, tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark malts. More of this in the taste, with some chocolate tones in the background. No hops to speak of. Just lots of roastiness. On the heavier side of medium-bodied; very drinkable. (653 characters)

Photo of Schmittymack
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the tasting room at Avery. Poured a dark brown, nearly black color with a slight tan head that disapated quickly, leaving a small brownish film. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, malt, and more coffee. Taste was very nice: coffe, malt, a touch of bitter chocloate, and a failry dry finish. I like this one better than the base beer (Out Of Bounds Stout). Coffee, anyone? (383 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body with a thin sliver of beige head.

Smell: Roasty, bold coffee-toned nose, though the standard-issue Out of Bounds stout featured this, so it's hard to find exactly where the roasted malts end and roasted coffee begins. Background hint of bitter chocolate.

Taste: Roasty, even cuttingly so from the start with a distinct flavor of black patent malt. A hint of unsweetened chocolate does little to cut through this initial sharpness. The added blind-roasted coffee easily finds a home with the blindingly roasty black malts. Earthy, not-particularly-pungent spiciness from the hops. Amply bitter throughout. Dry, lightly astringent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: An improvement on the original stout. While it's not exactly 'out of sight', it's at least not as 'out of mind' as the so-so Out of Bounds Stout. (920 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very drinkable coffee stout from Avery. Although it almost feels like an "American Black Ale", or Cascadian whatever we're calling those things now.

Dark brown pour with slight head on top. It's hard to judge the head at bars as the bartenders try to fill the beer to the rim--in most places anyway. Some soapy-yet-a-bit-oily lacing.

Aroma is black coffee, yet not robust. It lingers around as some chocolate and black bread come and go.

Straight up coffee flavors. Dark chocolate can be detected. Some green twigs give it a bit of a sour taste. Hops give it some earthiness. Feels like an IPA without the citrus. Some tannins.

Overall pretty good. (655 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color. Looks almost black in the glass, with a finger's worth of khaki colored head.

S: Just an amazing coffee aroma to this beer. One of the best noses on a coffee beer that I've been fortunate to come across. Just a hint of roasted malt and sweet cream and sugar.

T: More of the same on the tongue. Some roast, bitter dark chocolate, and sweet milk chocolate. While those flavors are there, the coffee dominates and is really quite pleasant.

M: The body is medium, but appropriate for just a regular stout, medium carbonation.

D: A real pleasure to drink. Very easy to put this beer down. Too bad it's draft only. (675 characters)

Photo of nickhiller
1.81/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: deep brown, not as dark as I like my stouts
S: well it certainly smells like coffee, it's like a 711 in here.
T: mild burnt malt flavor, they went a little over board on the Honduran coffee. it really tastes like carbonated coffee--not beer.
M: sharp carbonation for a stout. watery and too weak for my taste. is it just me or is Avery big time overrated? (359 characters)

Photo of ffejherb
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Avery on 8/11/10. Made with local coffee from Unseen Bean.

A - Deep mocha brown liquid with ample carbonation and a dollop of creamy beige head that settled to a quarter inch crown and left some sticky, skeleton-like lacing around the glass.

S - Rich chocolate notes paired with medium roasted coffee and a hint of butterscotch. Earthy hops add a touch of bitterness to the nose, but overall this is a very coffee-forward nose with a slight nutty malt character that develops in the backend.

T - Authentic coffee flavor with dark chocolate, caramel and butterscotch notes. While the flavor is not overly roasty, it is quite bitter and delivers a freshly perculated coffee character. Finishes with some mild astringency and ample leafy herbal and earthy hop bitterness.

M - Solid medium body with a fairly slick, oily texture. Not too astringent at all. Instead, the bittersweet character of the coffee really shines.

D - Damn fine coffee stout brewed with a "cold coffee toddy" according to the bartender, meaning the coffee was actually blended with the stout, if I understand correctly. Impressive. (1,116 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at Avery this evening. According to the beer list, this is Out of Bounds Stout with cold pressed coffee added. Pours a nice, rich black color with a decent amount of light brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. On the palate, huge fresh brewed coffee, which works really well here; very nicely integrated into the flavor profile, balanced by some nice dark chocolate. One of the better coffee stouts I've had, and an improvement on the already very good Out of Bounds Stouts. (519 characters)

Out Of Sight from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.