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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong, smoky aroma has tones of molasses, coffee and caramel plus a hint of licorice. It pours a deep sable with a fine-bubbled and somewhat fluffy light tan head. Flavor has notes of roast coffee and molasses with subtle tones of caramel and licorice, not as well-rounded as the best stouts I have tried but still worthwhile. Smooth texture has firm body but only average fizz. Overall, a decent stout if not outstanding. Give it a try.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Very dark brown with a one-finger tan head.
S: Exactly like chocolate covered espresso beans. I like it.
T: Similar to the nose, but more bitter. Bitter coffee comes through quite a bit above everything else.
M: Thinner than I expected, and also with a bitter bite.
O: Far from the worst stout I've had but also far from the best.

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Photo of dlello2
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Black, no light coming through. Finger of khaki head sticks around edges of glass for some time. Appears to have a medium body.

S - Smells of fresh coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Some malty sweetness.

T - The roastiness does it for me on this one... before that comes chocolate, espresso, a touch of hops... the sweetness is cut by a really nice roasted flavor to end with. Quite balanced, great!

M - A touch oily/slick, could have more carbonation. Really the only complaint about this beer.

O - This was a really good stout... actually closer to a porter than a stout (really what's the difference). The roasty aftertaste was my favorite part.

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Photo of troysoy2
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A finger of fluffy light tan head over a not quite black, not quite opaque, deep, red-brown body. Retention is decent, and lacing, while not thick, presents itself the whole way down.

The smell is quite nice, with a wet, floral hop presence hanging over robust toasted grain and a load of caramel.

The taste is not stunning, but it's tasty, and I must say, this is one drinkable beer! I could drink it all day and night if I had to. A lightly roasted grain is complemented by a ton of flavorful caramel and buttery toffee. But this is never perceived as being too sweet, as there is an overlying sense of floral hops to dry out the taste. There is also a slight plum flavor at work in this stout. Mouthfeel is creamy, but interestingly light bodied, giving it an oily character.

Not bad at all.

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Photo of BeerForHokie
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PincushionAffair
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Pillowburn
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rderedin
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of jds8411
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MumboJumbo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of 40ontarget
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of bh123
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of stanale
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of fonts30290
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of nickaa45
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of ScottyC54
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of lilnicky068
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
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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Photo of sludgegnome
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ShadyJay
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BillH200174
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,335 ratings.
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