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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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of kylep3
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.12/5  rDev +9%
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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Photo of gustogasmic
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mechanicalprints
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of KuehneBe
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mcallister
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jt6174
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of legalpete19340
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of RobertTheRogue
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kiki3drt292
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jwmarcum
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of iskeptopotamus
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of matt062286
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TenHornsProud
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light, clear black with a big tan head that lingers and laces.

Smells of roasted grain, nutty malt, some general sweetness and coffee.

Taste is caramel roasted character up front that goes into a more roasted and bitter coffee flavor that ends on a nice, bitter finish with hints of coffee and roast....no real chocolate character jumps out.

Medium to lighter body with higher carbonation is OK, but not preferred to my taste. Decreasing the carbonation or increasing the body would be nice.

This is a nice, roasty/coffee tasting stout with some hop bitterness. Pleasing and easy to drink.

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Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BB1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a white foamy head which eventually fades but there's great retention and sticky lacing. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the nose; very roasty malts. There's also a hint of smoke and a touch of hops. The flavors are nice, somewhat bitter and loaded with coffee and more chocolate. The flavors are nice, but seem kind of one dimensional. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, creamy, nice amount of carbonation and remains light. Alcohol goes unnoticed, although the lack of depth in the flavors make this one I wouldn't drink a ton of all night, althought I could considering the ABV.

If you're looking for a lighter stout that is flavorful and not too heavy, this would be a really good choice.

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Photo of frenchblood21
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into tall wine glass.

Appearance- Almost pitch black, but can see a hint of light when held directly up to it. A vigourous pour leads to a surprisingly large light tan head.

Smell- Coffee and mocha are right up front. This is followed by a "barn" and barley smell.

Taste- More of a chocolate taste than in the nose. Hops and barley are much more prevelant than in the nose.

Mouthfeel- Too thin and much too watery for me. Has the feel of a light pilsner and not a stout.

Overall- Completely average...I only bought a single bottle, but if I would have bought a sixer, I would be upset. A pass for me.

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Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,334 ratings.
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