beer_rookie (661) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 17, 2017
What’s going on here. My reviews keep getting swallowed by the net.Pumpkin87 (248) - - FEB 1, 2017
Pours a near cola color. Dark. About two fingers cocoa head. Good retention, good lacing.
Aroma is coffee grounds, light chocolate. Some fig, some cherry. Some char and smoke, good dose of dark roasted malt. Oh, and coffee.
Taste is mostly coffee,not so much chocolate. Pretty sweet overall, save for some coffee-like bitterness. Malty. Tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Creamy and smooth mostly, but a surprising blast of alcohol bitter burn at the very end into the swallow. That’s a little unpleasant.
Overall,a good stout. I’d drink and buy it again. I’d recommend it, particularly for a dark beer. They’re not so bad.....
Pours from can a deep chocolate bordering on black, so dark it’s almost opaque but does show clear burgundy highlights against the light. Medium tan head diminishes steadily but does leave some lacing and a bit of skim.
To get any hint of complexity, either from the aroma or on the palate, this beer must be served close to room temperature. Too much chill shuts it down.
Avery does deserve some credit for reining in the alcohol to 6.5 percent ABV while still attempting to live by the debatable credo that "bigger is better."
The initial nose is just roasted to charred malt and some coffee. That improves somewhat with aeration and a temperature rise, but still doesn’t present many other notes.
The palate adds bitter chocolate and just a hint of licorice, but they take a while to emerge as the char subsides and the coffee moderates from ready to toss to drinkable.
A bit of creaminess boosts the rather thin body, while hop sourness is not needed for what is otherwise a nicely dry finish. In a world full of good stouts, this one seems tailored to the West Coast USA taste niche. jh773 (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Opaque black but a fair amount of carbonation visible on the side of the glass. Thin head that stays around for quite a while. Aroma is mostly coffee and cocoa. Flavor is roasty malts. Simple and clean -- a nice alternative to the "bigger is better" craze in the stout world. planky84 (3429) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle from the Beergium Web Shop. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, licorice, coffee, cocoa, sweet malt. Flavours of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet dark malts, licorice. Dry, bitter approach in the aftertaste. Exceedingly good stout. rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 7/11/16. At the O’Hara’s, Tampere, Finland.
astanford (52) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Black color with a small tan head.
The aroma is dark malt, licorice, dryness and mild berry notes.
The flavor is strong licorice, roasted malt, mild hops and dryness.
hay, toast, roasty, earthy, woody, dark brown, minimal head, medium body, creamy, long finish, dlovell2 (2289) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt and vanilla aroma. Flavor is roasted malt with smoke. Dry roasted finish. ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Very roasty with a big coffee nose and taste. The palate was a bit thin for me and really a bit watery. Good but very forgettable. ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2016
12 oz. can. Pour was black, small tan head. Aroma was coffee, dark chocolate, roasted grain. Taste was bitter, coffee. MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Avery tends to make a good Stout no matter the strength. As one of their lighter ABV Stouts, Out of Bounds is just as rich and satisfying as some of their black behemoths. It’s an exceptionally beautiful pour that showcases the reverse drag beer phenomenon of downward-flowing bubbles and the foam settling to blackness as the glass fills - the kind of thing I never get tired of watching. This beer smells and tastes as good as it looks too. Rich, roasty, and slightly creamy. Dark chocolate and coffee notes with subtler hints of licorice and dark fruit. Some bright, lightly bitter roasted character at the start and a dry finish. If I were passing the evening in a pub, I could drink this all night.