Out Of Bounds Stout | Avery Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
1,343 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#21,072
Reviews:
598
Ratings:
1,343
pDev:
10.37%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
131
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,343 |  Reviews: 598
Photo of jmd1978
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown/black color with tan head. Nose of roasted coffee with hints of chocolate and burnt nuts. Tastes of dark roast coffee, notes of chocolate, coffee, toasty malts with a touch of oatmeal. I get a slight bitterness from the hops on the finish. Finish lingers like your morning cup of coffee. Overall not the best stout but enjoyable. Reminds me of a scotch ale or porter. Not a bad thing

 394 characters

Photo of phantomanboy
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fubudu187
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSwampy
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass, no date that I could find, but it tasted fresh.

Color: blackish brown, somewhat coal-toned. Head minimal, though relatively durable, paler than some stouts. Nose: something reminded me of tree roots (a good thing)... a bit funky, malty, with some typical caramel / cola stout notes. Flavor: exceeded expectations based on looks and nose. A tiny zing at the outset, into a nice balanced stout, with malty caramel and chocolate hints, and what to me is the right touch of hops on top without too much bitter or burnt aspect at any point. Mouthfeel smooth, substantial, solid without too much creaminess or sharpness. Could perhaps be bigger or wilder, but that might come at the cost of a nice solid package . The integrated flavor here is worth returning to.

 775 characters

Photo of moodyxc9
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimBerry
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boca-X
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankenstein716
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Was intrigued that it's brewed with water from the Rocky Mountains...

69 characters

Photo of khargro2
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanRobertson
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattGrimley
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated end of November, 2015:
Pours quite black, but rolls out of the bottle easily. Off white to light tan head is present while the beer was in existence, nice and fluffy to foamy.

Nose isn't very strong but bitter roasted notes are obvious. Coffee with a little tea-like herb mixed in.

Taste is fairly bold, with a decent dose of bitterness - especially for a 6% stout. The feel indicates the relative lightness of this beer, but the flavors do not. Bitter medium roast coffee with what appears to be hop bitterness accentuating the roasted malt lightly astringent bitterness. With warmth, the astringent bitterness drops a little, and the flavor seems to add a little nuttiness. Lingering taste is husky grain or nut skin bitterness.

Not usually a fan of big, bitter American stouts, but this one was enjoyable for this tasting. Bold and bitter, to be sure, and for me, I probably have to be in the mood for this to hit again.

 946 characters

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

Photo of byronic
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a nice deep dark brown color with a 1" dark fluffy tan head that begins to slowly but visibly recede down to an irregular island of foam over part of the liquid and leave patches and legs of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. Sipping creates some scattered small patches and legs of lacing, some of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas include some chocolate, some dark roast from the malt and a bit of coffee.

The flavors are dominated by the dark roasted malt with some chocolate and hints of coffee mixed in. There is some definite bitterness but it's hard to tell whether from the hops or the almost burnt nature of the dark roasted malt. There is also some sweetness that is always around the edges or in the background.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and a mostly smooth from the very light but ongoing carbonation. The finish begins about mid-way through as the chocolate, coffee and sweetness leave behind the dark roast flavor that then becomes the residual bitterness.

This is an easy to drink stout which I don't think I'll be having again, certainly not on a regular basis since the "charred" flavor at the end is not among my favorite ways to have a beer end. This is also a stout which helps illustrate the importance of paying attention to temperature since as the beer warms the flavors become much more well integrated and harder to single out.

 1,450 characters

Photo of LukeGude
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent stout

12 characters

Photo of q33jeff
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
from very old ratings, no comments.
Circa 1996
**
12/14/2016

Not sure when I had this last, but I know I had it in college....one of those 7 years (no, I'm not a doctor).

This is a classic stout; despite being eclipsed the bigger bolder stouts of this century, Out of Bounds still holds up. A little dry like an irish stout, but roasted malt comes through and some chocolate/coffee like flavors. There is a creaminess that makes this very drinkable; not unlike another Avery, Ellies Brown Ale.

Glad I tried this again....and from a can this time. I would have turned my nose up at that 20 years ago.

**

 617 characters

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with mahogany tints, too dark to determine clarity. Light tan head that sticks around for a surprising amount of time, velvety looking, with plenty of lace. Nose contains dark roasty malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow, and a crisp bitterness and acidity. Flavor is roasted malt, suggesting bitter chocolate, char, and caramel, vanilla from somewhere that combats the acidity present. The acidity, paired with these layers of malt, make me imagine coffee. The hops are surely playing into this acidity, but contribute very very little in the way of flavors themselves (thank you Avery). Definitely dry, moderately bitter from both hops and the roasted malt. Full bodied, nearly thick, but the carbonation is a little prickly and paired with the acid it can verge onto the disruptive side.
I love surprisingly good beers. They don't lie when they advertise huge roasty notes and a mountain of hops, but the high acidity and moderate-high bitterness was balanced by a warm vanilla/sugary note, without adding actual sweetness. Another sleeper agent from Avery. Cheers!

 1,094 characters

Photo of dcotom
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johncnh
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,343 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.