Out Of Bounds Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, coffee beans, and some cocoa powder notes. Taste is of dark roasted malt and some coffee and cocoa flavors. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slight crispness but a somewhat light body. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BillH200174
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown/black color with big head that is retained throughout. There is heavy lacing, and this beer is beautiful to behold. Aroma is big roasted/smoky malt. Flavor matches with initial malty sweetness, strong smoke flavor, and a dose of hops to finish things off.

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Photo of farrago
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost two fingers of dark brown foam, highly dimpled surface, looks like someone just whipped it with an egg beater, decent retention given the large amount of larger bubbles, the lacing is not thick but stays present in wide sticky sheets on the glass sides. The liquid is close to black but you come down deciding it’s really just very dark brown, touch of orange at the glass bottom. Loads of roast to the nose, still it’s the green, herbaceous hoppiness which is most evident, this over coffee, cocoa and malted milk ball accents, pronounced floral side too, the burnt qualities make it difficult to discern much fruit, its general dryness makes an impression just smelling it. Full-bodied, close to heavy but more so just dense for the sake of being dense, nothing gained texturally from it. Here the dryness takes some sting out of the roastiness, palate already deadened some. Dark roast coffee beans, cocoa to pine, dried flowers, earth and tar bring big pucker factor. The carbonation does not distinguish itself, however, doesn’t really seem undercarbonated either. OK, a pinch of cherry to red plum fruit. Could give you a little more to love here but no doubting its strong personality.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A. Very opaquely dark brown (nigh black), two fingers of craggy tan head lasts for quite some time and leaves tremendous amounts of lacing behind... the only thing holding presentation back from a perfect five score is that it is not truly black in color.

S. Roasted malt and coffee aroma, but I can't really find dark chocolate aroma in this one. A garnish level aroma of sweet malt does exist once the glass warms up, but doesn't quite seem to mesh as well with the other smells in the nose as I would have liked.

T. Flavor is mostly comprised of nice and strong roasted malt character mixed well with some charred malt character. There are transient dashes of herbal hopping, strange bursts of fruity sweetness, and tannic woody components from time to time. Most of the bittering seems to originate from the blackened malts in this brew. Flavor is quite lovely and complex for such a low gravity beer.

M. Creamy texture and a body on the lighter side of medium thickness, seems as though it ought to be thicker than it really is...

A nicely sessionable stout.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, a big roast and almost a sweet oatmeal like. In the taste, dry roast, with notes of coffee. A smooth and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry roast and note of pine hops in the aftertaste. A good flavor and nice hop presence in the end, quite nice.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Loving Avery lately- this is the first stout I've had of theirs.

Poured into the Red Wings pint. A luxurious 1/2" caramel/bone head forms and disappears after the first few gulps. Very sticky and thick lacing.

Dark chocolate and a light hoppiness are the aroma. Some cherry.

Taste is full of dark fruit with roasty notes and slight hop bitterness, which ends up carrying the aftertaste. The dark fruit flavors work well with a slight tartness. Sticky, thick mouthfeel.

Not very alcoholic but certainly not an easy one to drink down quickly. The picture on the bottle is fitting- this is one to drink at the bottom of the ski hill, a thick, sustaining brew. But the perfect ski beer remains Bell's Double Cream Stout, in my mind.

A good example of the style that manages to get dark fruit qualities without actually adding fruit (like the North Peak porter with cherries in it).

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a jet black body with a big cratered tan head that is creamy and last for a long time. The microbubbles swirl up the side of the glass.

S- The dark char of black malt has a slightly earthy dry corn note in the finish.

T- The black roasted malt has some dark fruity chocolate hints with a slightly inky character. The mellow char quality has a tart note and some dry cream in the finish as the beer warms up.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a creamy texture and a gentle fizz in the finish.

O-- The big black stout is dry with a big roasted barley gives it nice flavor but is a bit to big for a session beer but still tasty.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of legalpete19340
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Came to the table looking almost black with a couple fingers of thick dense off white head. Laced all the way down to the end of the drink.

S: Mild burnt aroma with some light coffee and a sweetness that is maybe toffee or chocolate and berries. Bit of smoke.

T: Flavor is good with a mix of coffee, roasted almost burnt malt and mild sweetness like dark chocolate. Picking up a solid hop note with herbal and grassy flavors. End is very smooth.

M: A bit beyond medium with flat and creamy quality.

O: I enjoyed this beer a lot. For a widely available basic stout it packs a lot of flavor. Nothing incredible just a good solid brew that I will be glad to order again.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,341 ratings
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