Out Of Mind
Avery Brewing Company

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #190
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,247
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
78
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 78
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown with red highlights. Small tan head that disappears quickly.
Coffee aroma, a little chocolate.
Coffee dominates the taste, all the way. There is a hint of chocolate.
A little on the thin side.

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with an October 2018 canning date stamped on the bottom; from the Wall of Beer (Clemson, SC; $2.29).
Pours clear but very dark reddish brown, near opaque in the glass with ruby highlights. A modest size beige head with decent retention but little lacing.
Moderately strong aroma for style with dark toast, dark dried fruits, dark roasted grains, alcohol and black coffee.
Flavor: follows but with less obvious alcohol, more chocolate, and just a touch of smoke. Moderately bold flavor for style.
Feel: near full body with low carbonation.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a simple black with a solid brown head. The aroma features a solid amount moderately sweet coffee and chocolate, with a bit of woodsy spice. The flavor is nice and rich, with solid roasty malts, followed by sweet vanilla and burnt sugar, with the coffee and chocolate on the finish. The mouthfeel is very full for a beer of this strength, with foamy carbonation and a clingy rich finish. Overall this is a really well made stout, though the coffee character is not my favorite, it has excellent body and weight, and a really satisfying malt character.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 32 ounce Howler.

Not pitch black cuz I see a lot of red, healthy off white head of foam, excellent lacing.

Big coffee and roasted malt nose, some chocolate, overall roasted and bitter.

Roasted malt is more apparent than the coffee to me in the taste. Dark chocolate bitterness, here but I definitely get some sweet notes and vanilla.

Medium body, carbonation is not overbearing.

Delicious and easy drinking. I dig it.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can, canned on 10/5/18. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet roast chocolate malt and coffee.

The flavor is acidic burnt roast coffee with a little lactose. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I remember liking this a lot more on tap.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/5/2018. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, wood, floral, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, wood, floral, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, woody, grassy hop; and roast, charred, coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark/brown bread, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, wood, floral, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an excellent American coffee stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Not overly bitter/charred. Awesome balance of rich malts and fruity/nutty coffee complexity; with nice earthy hop presence/balance against sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and awesome spot on American style example.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - 2-finger hazelnut head atop a dark brown body.

S - old coffee grounds, caramel, chocolate, vanilla.

T - weakly-brewed coffee. Vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body with high carb.

O - fleeting and insubstantial.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a goblet. Canned 10/5/18, so 2 1/2 months old here.

Looks great in the glass. Jet black body with a big thick oatmeal pancake type head leaving excellent lacing.

Malty, stouty, roasty aroma, with a hit of coffee.

Upon tasting, the roasty level is about medium. The beer is quite tingly on the tongue. A little coffee taste as well.

Mouth closing in on full, finish medium roast coffee and that tingly feeling.

Overall, not a bad stab at a coffee stout, but the tingliness was a bit off putting.

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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of roasted coffee, chocolate and toffee. Nice roast coffee taste with some nice chocolate notes.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From teh 12 oz can in a snifter. This mighty fine stout pours a
rugged blackish brown with a fantastic head of tan foam that
settles to a thick ring and thin layer with exceptional lacing.
Nose of coffee, deep roasted woodsy malts, roasted nuts,
and subtle bakers chocolate notes. Flavors exceed by presentation
with a dark coffee and light bakers chocolate flavored stout
with moderate pine and herbal hops giving balance among
the elements of char and roasted nut malts. Nice mouth
feel; medium full body, medium light carbonation, and a
nicely roasted bitter char laden malt finish.

Overall a SOLID stout

Cheers

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Photo of BB1313
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 10/5/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a fluffy light khaki head that falls leaving great bubbly retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have hints of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hazelnut. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. Everything is balanced. More chocolate and coffee notes. There's a touch of sweetness. It's not that bitter. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, spritzy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is an alright coffee stout. Once again, everything is balanced and nothing stands out or takes over. Don't get me wrong though, it's not bad.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As the trend of stout is to go all imperial, pastry, sweet, boozy and lush, the brewers at Avery Brewing Company have never considered retiring their trie and true Out of Bounds American stout, but rather giving it a java fueled makeover an extension of flavor without giving up drinkability.

Pouring a somber black appearance, the coffee looking beer lifts a frothy mocha blanket onto the nose. Coffee reaches deep into the olfactory senses along with a host of roasted grain character, burnt toast, cocoa and burnt caramels and creams. Sweet upfront, the beer graces the tongue with those burnt sugars of buckwheat, toffee and scorched milk.

As with most Americanized ale, the middle palate shows a fast withdraw of sweetness that leaves a host of residual malt flavors to linger on the tongue. Burnt toast, coffee, walnut and charred woods mingle to reinforce an overall roasty, toasty and nutty taste on the late palate. Broadly bitter, the sharpness of pine plays well with the dark roast coffee roundness.

Full bodied but on the edge of medium because of the beer's strong attenuation that dries the beer wonderfully, as well as the piquant resin nature of hops. Together, the beer hosts a quick turn to finish with a dry, roasty and somewhat scorched earth linger deep into an arid and effortless aftertaste.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 10/5/18; drank 11/10/18 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE tan head; strong, frothy lace.

Caramel, light roast coffee bean & chocolate syrup notes in the nose; extract vibes.

Sticky medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & chocolate syrup flavors up front; light roast coffee bean & corn syrup vibes on the finish.

Flavorful for a widely distributed stout, but syrup-y with an extract vibe. Unnatural.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you like dry stouts, you'll enjoy this one. It's basically ground-up coffee beans with alcohol. It was a bit too dry for my taste, but then again, I like sweeter or well-rounded stouts more than dry ones, so take that for what you will. Still good, and I'm glad to see them experimenting and tweaking old recipes.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 4oz pour at the brewery 2.18.17

L - dark brown, with 2 fingers of head and tons of tan lacing left on the glass

A - coffee beans dominate! Roasty

T - coffee and roasty, smooth. Very tasty!

F - full body and medium carbonation

O - an extremely tasty coffee stout. Adds a great touch to the Out of Bounds Stout

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

had this on tap at avery in a pint glass this is listed there as a taproom rarity so it isnt retired
pours brown to black with a very small tan head
smell mostly of coffee and smoke with a slight chocolate or cocoa smell as it warmed
taste mostly same as smell coffee and smoke for them most part faint hint of chocolate
feel dry
this is the out of bounds stout with ozo(local coffee co.) added
i liked this better than the out of bounds although the coffee was a little too dominant

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

definitely on tap and happening now at the new taproom, this time done with ozo local coffee. its more like a brown to me, and not nearly as good as some of the other avery coffee beers out there, but it looks nice, big airy tan head on a very light body for the style. the nose is coffee all the way, but its acidic and sort of tannic and weird in the taste, stale almost, and really not all that appealing. its not the coffee, its the way it was added, it just isnt as nice as so many others. it also seems quite a bit thin for what it is, i mean, this is brown ale before its stout in my mind. tangy almost in the finish with the coffee. im being critical, this is good beer for sure, but i dont think its up to the high standard avery has set for itself, and colorado as a state has established for coffee beers. this contributes little in that regard i think. still, always cool to use local coffee, but ive seen ozo specifically used much more agreeably than it was here. fun to try new stuff always though at avery, where so many cool beers never leave the brewery.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Stout with coffee added"

Made with Ozo Coffee, which I consumed a few days prior in Boulder. Lots of emphasis on brewing technique, but the roasting left a lot to be desired. Anyways...

Really great coffee stout - very, very coffee forward. Huge aromas of light roast, chocolate, dry malt. Flavor follows suit with a really nice iced-coffee bite and a dry lingering finish. Yum.

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Out Of Mind from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 78 ratings