Out Of Bounds Stout
Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #348
Ranked #22,979
3.76 | pDev: 10.37%
Tuesday at 04:41 AM
Feb 28, 2002
Very Good
Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout
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4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from a 12oz can, canned on January 7th 2022

On the pour a nearly 4 finger head pokes out of the top of my pint glass then over 10 or so minutes the head becomes rocky and dissipates to a ring around the glass and a thin covering. The body is pure black and the head is solidly dark tan. Light lacing forms before the head dissipates too much.

Aroma is dark and chocolatey woth a hint of coffee like bitterness with a good amount of ale notes that are mostly covered by roast making a very tradutional stout aroma. Some bittering hops are present in the aroma but they are hard to pick up on as it largely mixes with the ale aroma bringing the beer scent and balancing things nicely.

Flavor follows the smell bringing much more roasty notes making it much more coffee like with a big hit of pure dark malts as well. Right on the front the hops and black malts combine take a roasty semi burnt flavor similar to a dark roast coffee served black with maybe a hint of sugar. As the flavor finishes the malts become more obvious but stay roasty and slightly bitter. This finish sticks around for a bit but the heavy flavors don't over stay their welcome.

The feel is big but not overly thick. The head makes for quite a creamy experience but the body itself maintains a good drinkability without of the heaviness coming from the roasted flavors. Almost velvety in the mouth as you sip from the bubbles forming without being too heavy in the stomach. Dare I say the bitterness at a cool temp brings an almost crisp feel but the darkness also compliments dark cold nights and hearty meals making this solid for all year drinking.

Overall this is a very rounded not overly hoppy American stout. Bitterness is brought by roast and light hopping, but everything blends quite well to make a dark chocolatey mocha malt flavor. Obviously not make woth adjuncts and all the flavor is from yeast malt and hops, which I greatly appreciate. Very good while not being too complicated.

Tuesday at 04:41 AM
3.67 by nyrblue2 from New York on Feb 19, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sigmund from Norway

12 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pitch black colour, huge tan head. Pleasant roasty aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, some fruity hops, hints of wood. The flavour is moderately roasty with notes of dark malts, coffee and dark chocolate. A moderate but distinct roasty and hoppy bitterness in the finish, balanced by a moderate but sufficient malty sweetness. Good stuff.

Apr 23, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

This one was interesting in that a) it was furthering my Avery horizontal; b) it was furthering The CANQuest (tm) & c) mine was a CAN (surprise!) where the last review was a Bottle. 8=O

From the CAN: "Experts Only"; "This big, roasty stout takes flavor to the extreme. We aren't afraid to use a ton of roasted barley and a mountain of hops to give this full-bodied stout that little extra something you've been looking for."; "Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, hops, and yeast."

I was very curious to try this one so I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed nicely to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with very good retention. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with cola highlights at the edges. Nose smelled of dried, dark fruit - raisins & prunes; bittersweet chocolate; treacle; anise & caraway. Mmm. Mouthfeel was big, full & creamy, like a dollop had been scooped into my mouth & onto my tongue. The taste was slightly bitter with the anise & treacle really leading the way with the fruit & chocolate as acCANpaniment. Deelish. Finish was semi-dry to dry, not totally dry, but plenty dry enough to keep me happy. YMMV.

May 28, 2020
3.91 by mikerieder from South Dakota on Sep 08, 2019
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2.17/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 12/31/14 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown hue.

HUGE tan head; frothy lace.

Bakers chocolate, oatmeal & spicy hop nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

A gross clash of hop bitterness, chocolate & booze heat (?!) in the flavor; a nearly undrinkable mess.

Another bad beer from Avery...

Jul 01, 2019
4.07 by desint from Belgium on Feb 07, 2019
3.85 by uncleotis from Illinois on Jan 25, 2019
3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2018
3.56 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 17, 2018
4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 15, 2018
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3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by SB2017 from Iowa

Foam/bubbly head, long lasting, solid lace, the color of dark cold brew. The smell is malt-heavy and sour. This beer's taste itself is soapy and bitter, too hop heavy. This is really just pretentious stout. I'm ultimately unimpressed.

Jul 12, 2018
3.6 by Jrosso from New Jersey on May 11, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a dark brown black color with notes of dark red where the light hits it, with a medium creamy tan head and very little lacing.

S: Dark roasted malt, mixed with notes of coffee, a little chocolate, some peat, earthiness and ash, very nice smelling.

T: Dark roasted malt, earthiness, notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate, mixed with a light peat and some ash, a light to medium bitterness at the end.

F: Medium body, wish it was slightly creamier.

O: It's been around for a while but this is still a good go to stout.

Apr 22, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BWED from Colorado

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

A- Deep brown, bordering black. Head is dense and just off-creamy in texture.

S- Sweet caramel and vanilla. Roast. A little bit of a wood character. Faint booze as well.

T- Sweet vanilla roast. Almost a tobacco character comes out.

M- Body is medium full with some slight astringency. Aftertaste is long but enjoyable.

O- Not bad. Solid, not over-the-top stout.

Apr 22, 2018
3.83 by dbauer from California on Apr 12, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by cyrenaica from Canada (ON)

12oz bottle
6.3% ABV (as marked on bottle)
The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
August 26, 2011
The beer poured a solid brownish-black colour with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma was roasted malt, burnt wood, coffee, and vanilla. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, dark chocolate, and molasses. The better of the two beers I had this evening.

Mar 28, 2018
3.89 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Mar 18, 2018
3.86 by Zhoxush from New York on Feb 22, 2018
4.15 by LeftyMike from New Jersey on Feb 20, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Act25 from New Jersey

Everyday stout. Not outrageous.
a) Black, good 1 inch loose head, lasts, and provides lacing all the way down glass.
s) Too faint, and while hops, coffee, malt, char - another oily smell lowers the mark.
t) Ample bittered of charcoal, coffee, chocolate, hops, and malt. Hoppy dry stout.
f) Pleasing but light feel, bittering on tongue, nice finish, char remains.
o) Solid every day stout. I'd have one a day.

Dec 23, 2017
3.75 by j-rod18 from North Dakota on Dec 19, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by craigbelly from Iowa

Big, roasty stout packs a ton of flavor. Uses plenty of rich roasted barley and a large amount of hops. Faint coffee presence but more of a roasted flavor than actual coffee. Full-Med. bodied, but extremely crushable.

Dec 11, 2017
3.5 by MHJeff06 from Nebraska on Nov 07, 2017
4.03 by kkazemi from New York on Oct 29, 2017
3.75 by Kurmaraja from California on Oct 14, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour.. nearly black. 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Modest ring of lacing.

S: Roasted grains... chocolate and coffee. Sweet and toasty.

T/F: Follows the nose. Nice roasted malts and grains. Good cocoa and espresso notes. Mild hopping at the end adds some bitterness to the roast. Medium in body. Finish is espresso and slightly acidic.

O: A pretty standard stout. Good quality and flavor. Nothing earth shattering but a stand-up representation of the style.

Oct 01, 2017
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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 9/8/16, so 11 months old.

looks like a great stout, black body with some amber tones when held up to the light. Big creamy colored head, which leaves thick lacing.

aroma is only of roasted malt.

Kinda tingly on the tongue, roasted malted barley with some faint coffee notes. The hops have faded after 11 months, and the malted barley is a bit more heavily roasted than i would like personally.

medium heading towards full on the mouth, roasted malt on the finish.

Overall, and bearing in mind that this beer is almost a year old, it's still a little too roasted for this particular palate. A fresh one in all it's malted glory would likely be too much for me.

Aug 13, 2017
4.5 by kraticus41 from Minnesota on Jun 20, 2017
3.97 by Tbulling from Nebraska on May 08, 2017
3.44 by mjwellman from Texas on Apr 06, 2017
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3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5
by handmuffin from Wisconsin

Bottled on 7/11/16. Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours deep black, completely opaque, with a small short lived but still velvety tawny colored head. Aroma full of roasted malt, lightly burnt toast and a little dark chocolate. No detectable hop aroma. More dark roasted malt flavor with bittersweet chocolate. No detectable hop flavor. Medium bitterness, medium carbonation and a dry finish. No alcohol flavor detected. Full bodied with a smooth creamy texture. The bottle label describes large amounts of hops used in the brewing but that is undetectable in the glass, although this may just be a matter of age. Overall this beer has an uncomplicated straightforward aroma and flavor but a great mouthfeel and finish.

Mar 28, 2017
4.13 by RDW from Nebraska on Feb 18, 2017
3.94 by Bear1964 from Nebraska on Feb 05, 2017
3.75 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Feb 01, 2017
3.73 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Feb 01, 2017
3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Jan 21, 2017
4.14 by Miami66 from Nebraska on Dec 23, 2016
3.73 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2016
4.02 by Agriverbear from Texas on Dec 22, 2016
Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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