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 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%

Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of blange3
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks back since I hadn't had one of these not named Guinness in quite a long time. I'm not a huge fan of this style but the only way to push my boundaries is to try something different from what I'm used to and this certainly fell into that category. This was a typical Irish Dry Stout that exemplified the style nicely and was enjoyable to drink, even if it's quite a bit different from more popular styles that are more flavorful and aromatic.

The pour to this was good with a dark brown hue and crimson edges to it. The lacing was up to par and the head was nice and frothy as well. Both the taste and the aroma were highly roasted and nutty with lots of malt to give this a nice, full body. This was true to form as well since I needed a bit of water afterwards to get this down, but there was just a hint of creme in the head and body to give this some flavor and keep it from being too "dry".

The alcohol wasn't discernible in this since the nut flavors were present, but not spicy. In other words, the hazelnut and almond fit in nicely with the profile of this beer. I wouldn't have one of these that often but when it came time for a good example of this style, I wouldn't have to look any further either!

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Photo of dorianmarley
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is rich, coal black. Light head and lacing.

Nose is roasty and dry. Light coffee aroma with sweet malt. The malt is not overly sweet-smelling, as many stouts can be. Also hints of cocoa and soil.

The taste is dry malt, with sweet dark chocolate and barley. Malts are thin.

Mouthfeel has a nice dryness. Medium carbonation gives a smooth sensation with a clean, but coated, finish.

Not especially complex, but a unique, dry stout.

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Photo of cates1tg
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Brunite
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Big, espresso roast-colored head which softens to a pillow. Loads of lacing as it settles and lowers as I drink. Deep black color with ruby edges.

Aroma: There's a roasted malt smell here along with a bit of hops.

Taste: Best part. Roasted flavors followed by a big hop blast balancing out at the end. Sweet chocolate...bittersweet...a touch of coffee...malts...each sip wants a follow-up. A bit dry and lingering but nice.

Mouthfeel: Creamy....smooth...decent carbonation.

Overall: Blows away the competition. No need to ever have the import biggies with this around. This is NOT watered down roasted malt beer. This is great stuff.

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Photo of akinsja
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of minterro
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A & S: roasty malts, sweet tones, and a slight nuttiness. The head doesn’t pour so thick but it’s retained really well throughout the drink. The beer is black but not jet black (some specks of brown leaking through) Good speck of lacing, along with some bigger clumps closer to the liquid.

T & M: not a super complex but pretty much what you would ask for in this beer: roasty malts, bits of coffee tones, smokey, but no sweetness in the taste unlike in the nose. woody and mildly bitter in the finish. The style is suppose to be lighter, but this beer is definitely full bodied. The carbonation is higher then most stouts but I believe that’s what they were aiming for. Mouthfeel is my favorite part of this beer its smooth, but its still semi crisp and even a bit on the refreshing side. easy to drink.

O: It was weird I felt like this beer was better on the colder side, when it warmed it seemed to become less smooth which is usually the opposite case. I was surprised by this beer, I was thinking it was going to be much lighter and less rich but its very strong and powerful for the style.

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Photo of joelBfrasier
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance : poured into a dfh snifter. Dark as night with a sensuous mocha cream swirl of a head.
Smell: lightly roasted coffee. Some sweetness nicely balances the roughness of the coffee.
Taste: Wow, this is better than expected. Perfectly balanced. Complex enough to be interesting and so drinkable.
Overall: this'll become a mainstay assuming decent availability. Nicely done.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of lcmir23
4/5  rDev +5.8%

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jamesgaither
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Pours a deep chocolate brown, not quite black. A vigorous pour yields two fingers of slightly grayish, medium-tan head. Good retention and tons of lacing.

Smell is chocolatey, warm, and full, with a touch of crisp hops tingling the nose. Some coffee as well. The roast is nice, but not too heavy. I get a fulness that reminds me of oats.

Taste is much more noticeably bitter and sharp. Most of that seems to come from the roast, which is by far the dominant flavor; almost nothing else penetrates it. Flavor fades quick. Okay, not great. It's just lacking depth - all the flavors feel light and sharp, with nothing anchoring it.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, very chewy. Medium-high carbonation that makes it feel fluffy in the mouth, almost like marshmallow. Lasting finish. Very pleasant.

A good stout. Better in the nose than the mouth. Flavor is fairly simple and doesn't thrill me.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jrutigs
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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