Out Of Bounds Stout | Avery Brewing Company

Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout
1,338 Ratings
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 StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

yum! pours a dead sexy black color into a stout glass with a one and a half inch tan head. smells like dark roasted barley and faint coffee. taste is really roasted and a little smokey, chicory root and licorice notes on the tongue too. great bitter finish smooth smooth smooth. i wouldnt call this a dry irish stout, as its not really dry at all, and the malt profile is much different. mouthfeel is perfect, creamy and expanding, down easy. i could drink a sixer of these no problem. sturdy abv caps it off, great beer from avery! my favorite stout this season

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep brown colors, almost black, with a two finger slightly tan head. Nose is nice and perfumey with dark fruits, roasted malts, a bit of charcoal and some burnt wood.

Silky and creamy mouthfeel. Lots of nice roasted malts with a touch of fruitiness. Some earthiness and woodiness as well. Finishes with a nice dry hop character. Very well blended flavors that all bounce off eachother extremely well. This is actually damn delicious.

Good bitter finish.

Surprising find.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.83/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Brown Palace mini-hefeweissbier glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two and a half finger head of nice cream lacing, good thickness, and fairly impressive retention. Colour is a nontransparent solid black.

Sm: Heavy caramelized malt, with cream, chocolate, and nuts. A moderately strong aroma, and quite a nutty one all-around.

T: Quite nutty, which becomes particularly apparent on the climax and in the finish. Not as much cream as I'd like, but what is there emerges in the first half. The climax holds all the chocolate, which serves well as a welcome release from the other flavours. It's balanced to a degree in terms of structure, but suffers from a problematic flavour balance. The profile can't fully commit to nuts (and shouldn't). Some roasted barley as a foundation would be very welcome here, but instead they use caramelized malt. This is a poor decision. All around, it's a pretty decent brew.

Mf: Should be very dry and pretty coarse. Instead, it's mildly dry and rather smooth. This is downright wrong for the style, and ends up feeling like it's somewhere between a stout and a porter.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but not without its flaws. I'd try it on nitro, but elsewise it isn't captivating enough to invest in again.

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3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a non-transparent incredibly dark shade of brown, with a nicely creamy 2 finger head. Retention is above average, and the head leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

S - Roasted barley, cream, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of coffee, and nuts. Pleasantly subtle.

T - Bitter coffee and chocolate doused with a fair amount of roasted barley. Not as much cream as the nose predicted. It's a bit stale, and not nearly as complex as I though it would be.

M - Medium bodied and coarse. Needs more body.

D - Not a bad stout overall. Actually sessionable, but not a great one by any means.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I don't know what bounds this beer is supposed to be out of, but it operates well within the bounds of any reasonable stout I've ever had. Despite adjectives on the label such as "big" and "extreme," and despite the "tons of roasted malts" and the "mountains of hops" used to make this beer, I detected a polite, well-mannered, friendly little stout that was reasonably roasty with an edge of bitter coffee and some dull chocolate on the side. The body was a bit thin, and the finish a tad sweet but overall it wasn't bad. It certainly wasn't up to the threats on the label. Leave the chest thumping to the idiots at Stone.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black in color, with lots of tan head and sticky lace that clings to the glass all the way down.

S - Roasted malts, coffee, toffee, and very slight hop notes

T - Roasted malts overwhelm, followed by a slight hoppy finish. Slightly sweet. Toffee, and coffee. Very dry..

M - Medium bodied, slick and smooth mouthfeel

O - It is alot like a guinness, but better. Well done!

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Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,338 ratings
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