Out Of Bounds Stout | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,334 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,334
Reviews:
594
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
129
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Tbulling
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjwellman
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of handmuffin
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of RDW
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bear1964
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agriverbear
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A shout out to the sailor of stouts, woodychandler, for providing this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of coffee, smoke. Taste is smokey, roasted malts, some bitterness, hints of charcoal. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SStein
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer may -- or may not -- be heavenly. But I'm drinking it in heaven; eating brownies and watching the Cubs winning game 7 of the World Series.

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Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black, with less than a finger of khaki colored head. Fair retention, with a few strands of lacing left behind for keeps. Slightly musty, malty aroma note, backed with biscuit and toasted malts with a smidgen of chocolate. Flavor profile refrains from making too much of a statement. There are notes of roasted and musty malts, with chocolate, and a little pine hop bite at the back. Mouth feel is on the thin side, and almost watery. Overall, it's a fine stout that is easily drinkable for those concerned with pounding their dark beer faster, or for those who find the thick winter stouts to be too much.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of jacobmeyer47
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with no light penetration. There's a quarter inch of creamy brown on top. The aroma is of bitter black malt with just a faint trace of smokiness. The flavor is an outstanding blend of bitter roasted malt with a lightly smokey note. There's a sweet dark licorice note at the end. What a ride for the palate! The mouth is creamy and smooth. Vastly underrated.

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Photo of brayton
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schmidts
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours Dark with a tan small head. Smells of Coffee and Chocolate, and malts. Taste is a deep coffee and Chocolate malts and a nice perfect Bitterness. Finishing with a bitter Chocolate Flavor. It Feels very smooth in your Mouth and Refreshing! I give it an overall rating of 5. This is a very GOOD Stout, what an American Stout should be. Give this one a try, you will like it I sure did!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazelnut pour forms a dark chocolate black with brown edges. 2 finger head to start, 1/2 finger retention. Hilly lace.

Aromas of milk sugars, caramel malts, and light roastiness.

Flavor is a bit thin, with some metallic characteristics; equal amounts of caramel malts and roasted barley; hints of campfire smoke and burnt ash. Some lactose sugars linger among the finish.

Feel is also on the thin side, with some dull carbonation and a roasty/chapped finish.

Overall, I feel $8.99 for a six pack wasn't too big of a gamble, and it wasn't - but I'd be pissed if I paid more. Out of Bounds just doesn't deliver, it's just an uninspiring beer brewed with dark malts. Ironically its namesake is practically their approach to this stout - not even within boundaries of spec. Pass on it if you see it.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 7/11/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance- dark, but plenty of light penetrates giving an off brown mahogany tone. Bubbles very visable on the sides; head is a medium, froathy layer of beige. Lacing is thick and sticky!
Smell - chocolate brownie and sweet caramel, very nice actually!
Taste - very pleasantly surprised! Big and bold roasted coffee flavors teamed with pine hop notes!
Feel - medium body, robust flavor profile with a stellar malt to hop balance; finish is a bit dry, but overall feel is full!
Overall - I've somehow managed to miss this year round option from Avery that is easy to find; my expectations were low and this one proved to be a keeper!

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Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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