Out Of Bounds Stout | Avery Brewing Company

Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout
BA SCORE
3.76/5
1,338 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:
#19,599
Reviews:
596
Ratings:
1,338
pDev:
10.37%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
130
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,338 |  Reviews: 596
Photo of brayton
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schmidts
4.59/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours Dark with a tan small head. Smells of Coffee and Chocolate, and malts. Taste is a deep coffee and Chocolate malts and a nice perfect Bitterness. Finishing with a bitter Chocolate Flavor. It Feels very smooth in your Mouth and Refreshing! I give it an overall rating of 5. This is a very GOOD Stout, what an American Stout should be. Give this one a try, you will like it I sure did!

 389 characters

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazelnut pour forms a dark chocolate black with brown edges. 2 finger head to start, 1/2 finger retention. Hilly lace.

Aromas of milk sugars, caramel malts, and light roastiness.

Flavor is a bit thin, with some metallic characteristics; equal amounts of caramel malts and roasted barley; hints of campfire smoke and burnt ash. Some lactose sugars linger among the finish.

Feel is also on the thin side, with some dull carbonation and a roasty/chapped finish.

Overall, I feel $8.99 for a six pack wasn't too big of a gamble, and it wasn't - but I'd be pissed if I paid more. Out of Bounds just doesn't deliver, it's just an uninspiring beer brewed with dark malts. Ironically its namesake is practically their approach to this stout - not even within boundaries of spec. Pass on it if you see it.

 802 characters

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 7/11/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance- dark, but plenty of light penetrates giving an off brown mahogany tone. Bubbles very visable on the sides; head is a medium, froathy layer of beige. Lacing is thick and sticky!
Smell - chocolate brownie and sweet caramel, very nice actually!
Taste - very pleasantly surprised! Big and bold roasted coffee flavors teamed with pine hop notes!
Feel - medium body, robust flavor profile with a stellar malt to hop balance; finish is a bit dry, but overall feel is full!
Overall - I've somehow managed to miss this year round option from Avery that is easy to find; my expectations were low and this one proved to be a keeper!

 713 characters

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of zac16125
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Bottled on: 2/29/16


A: Pour is black, with brown and ruby hues when held to lift. Large 2+ fingers width of tan head builds and appears dense. Dissipate very slowly and leaves tons of lacing. 4.25

S: Aroma is roasty, lactose-like creamy, subtle coffee and even more subtle cocoa. 3.5

T: Taste follows the aroma, roasty, heavy cream, bitterness, unsweetened chocolate. 3.75

M/D: Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and carbonation is high. Drinkability is average. 3.5

O: Overall, a pretty good standard stout. Worth the tick, but nothing special. 3.5

 590 characters

Photo of tillmac62
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOD 327/15. Pitch black pour. Normal head volume, outstanding lacing and retention.

Very good nose of light chocolate, roast, malt with a caramel note, a bit of char and an odd berry like fruitiness. Had it had more intensity, it would rate outstanding.

Medium body that is very smooth and has a light creamy aspect, especially on the finish. Outstanding carbonation / body balance with just enough middle effervescence to open it up and still deliver a light prickly finish.

The flavor profile is hard to rate due to the strong berry flavor (raspberry and blue berry) since the description has no mention of these additives. However, what's in the glass is outstanding, albeit lacking a bit of intensity. It begins with light roast then flows to bakers chocolate. The middle has slightly sweet underpinnings that a light herbal hop note cascades over. Bitterness is very mild and has some hop flavor but is mostly roast with a bit of char. From the middle on fruit takes center stage and coasts through the finish over a bit of char with a nice herbal hop note.

 1,073 characters

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is one of those 20+ year old stout recipes that holds up still to this day.

Pours black, tiny bubble brown head 3/4" with above average lace. Aroma dropped those coffee malt notes.

Taste is a substantially Cascade hopped bitterness paired with substantial malt. Despite its high bitterness, it drinks pretty smoothly, like it was a well hopped (C hops) stout made with oatmeal. Underpinnings of char, roast even a tinge of smoke. Pretty cool that this is still a stout in the 12oz format and 6 packs while being under $10.

 538 characters

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mickyge
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cola colored brown and had a slight dissipating head. I got a roasted/ chocolate taste. A lighter stout and I tasted alcohol at the finish. Not a bad beer and it was pretty drinkable.

 190 characters

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

Photo of harryhops
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

    Founded in Boston 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.