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 Justin23060
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1/2 cm tan head off a pretty vigorous pour. Head diminished but laced slightly. Pitch black with only a slight red highlight. Smells super nutty sweet mocha chocolate (like one of those peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kiss on top). Tastes just as good (again one of those cookies comes to mind, but this time washed down with some roasty coffee). Sweetness hangs on almost to the end but at the last minute it quickly turns to the proper dryness for the style. A nice chewy mouthfeel without being overly heavy. I was getting pretty tired of stouts in general because some offering seem a bit watery while others can be chokingly heavy. This perfect body and balance between sweet and dry of this offering has changed my mind.

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Photo of Anthony1
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Mindabyss
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a large snifter

A: Pours out black, not very thick at all. Great cappuccino head 2 fingers wide.

S: Mostly roasted barley with a slight and I mean slight hop presence. Little hints of toffee and chocolate are great not overpowering.

T: Alot like the nose you get lots of roasted barley upfront with a tiny bit of hops. Great Toffee sweetness almost like the chocolate flavored salt water toffee. Burnt Black coffee with a touch of sugar.

O: A little sweet for a "Dry Stout" but I'm a fan of sweetish stouts. This one isn't sweet like a milk stout but I love it. Almost like a Guinness Extra Stout with some sugar.


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Photo of brealbg
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Chaney
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I friggin love Irish stouts!

A: Well, it didn't pour out like oil or anything, but it certainly looks dark and roasty... and what a really nice cobweb-like head it has!

S: Lots of coffee and barley here that almost smelled like something someone would have for breakfast.

T: Ahh... it had that fresh cake icing center that I truly love about this style. Sure, there was lots of coffee, but I also got a bit of melted chocolate-toffee candy in there as well.

M: Mild carbonation, mild sweetness, overly mild coffee, and over-the-top barley. There wasn't much bitterness here besides the basic type that coffee contains, and the lacing looks like my glass went through a used car wash.

O: Good stuff for sure, but I wish there was a bit more dimension besides just that of roasted barley.

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Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of brokentee
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of beerrooster
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of groetman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Retail1LO
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on draft into 4 oz. sampler. Pours a jet black with a Guinness like head. Head leaves. Copious amounts of lacing left behind. The nose is very subtle and muted, but roasty. The beer has a very nondescript taste. Some acrid coffee, and an abundance of roasted malt. The mouthfeel is thick with moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent but unspectacular brew.

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Photo of jayhawk73
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color, with a nice one finger cocoa head. Nice lacing on my snifter glass. The nose is coffee, chocolate, hops, and malt. Not bad, but a little heavy on the coffee. Taste is OK, but again, heavy on the coffee. Feel is dry, and full bodied. Overall, an slightly better than average Irish Dry Stout. Cheers.

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Photo of iceburger97
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a- black with slight shades of mocha
smell- black coffee, sausage roll and sweet grains
taste- robust dark roast coffee with sweetness that seemed to tie the flavor together for a complete taste
mouthfeel- very good, great carbonation seemed to help
overall- a good balanced base flavor, sweet, excellent carbonation, hops are present as compliment but don't mess up the rich, sweeter flavor, an above average stout in my opinion

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Photo of laymansbeerfan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of airforbes1
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a layer of head that's a little thinner than my pinky. The aroma reminds me of sweeter cocoa with some bitter coffee.

The taste is comparable to bitter chocolate followed by bitter chocolate. I can see why this was classified as a dry stout. There's some sweet smokiness on the finish that reminds me a little bit of Samuel Adam's rauchbier. Rating for style, this is pretty complex, but it is dryer than the stouts I typically prefer.

This is an interesting, solid beer, but I'm only liking it, not loving it.

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Photo of pperez38
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of asparkoflife
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of thisladyluck
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Bitzer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of scratch69
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Black in color. About a half a fingers worth of head that disappeared pretty quickly. Very little lacing.

Smell- Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.

Taste- Dark roasted malts dominate with a touch of hops bitterness to balance it out.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth. Well carbonated with a dry finish.

Overall - A decent stout, not overly complex.

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Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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