dlovell2 (2099) - 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 (213) - 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 (1133) - 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 (1918) - 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. Turboninja (710) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Balanced. Black berries with milk and a bit of licorice and vanilla with roasted malts. Bit simple. Still great stout.
tapefuzz (480) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and a bit of licorice. Taste is roasty with chocolate, coffee, hints of berry and a little char. Full body. Soft carbonation. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2016
This is a very well made stout. Strong roasty character throughout with some char notes. Solid balance. Full satisfying body, velvety feel. Stuu666 (13124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, liquorice, taste is sweet, chocolate, roasted, light liquorice. Alengrin (5270) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
Dry stout from this Boulder-based brewery, with pale yellowish beige, creamy, medium thick head, slowly diminishing in the middle and leaving small dots of lacing on the edge of the glass; very dark, hazy chestnut brown robe with burgundy hue, black in general appearance but in fact still translucent if you look closely. Aroma is heavily dominated by umami elements: strong gravy, beef stock cubes and broth, over more subtle elements like coffee grounds, leather, bayleaf, old black chocolate, blackcurrant, fig, black olive, coffee cream. Soft sweetishness in the onset, subtle dried banana and dried fig, immediately overcome by the umami factor, very meaty and beefy, gravy-like, with the expected undercurrent of roasted barley sourishness accompanying it; carbo is soft, resulting in a ’moelleux’, fatty and oily body, gliding thickly but smoothly over the tongue and leaving behind a deeply nutty and toasted maltiness which develops into coffeeish roasted bitterness in the end, supported by the promised dosis of peppery, herbal hop bitterness, bit resinous even. Spicy and malty finish, roasted bitterness filling the back of the mouth, but some of the nutty sweetishness remains behind too along with a notable, late, more delicate coffee-like aspect. Decent and enjoyable stout, nice thick body in spite of having ’only’ 6.3% ABV, but heavily tilted towards the umami side which I think will not please anyone. I liked it. leghorn99 (254) - roma, ITALY - JUL 26, 2016
Versa nel bicchiere di colore nero corvino, impenetrabile; bella anche la schiuma color nocciola, compatta e dalla buona persistenza. L’aroma si accende forte, con orzo tostato, caffè tostato e note di cioccolato amaro; seguite da aromi seducenti di buccia d’arancia, frutti di bosco e liquirizia. Intricato, complesso profilo palatale. che attesta di volta in volta, cacao, caffè espresso, sapori di malto caramellato e resinosi, quasi di pino. Assertivo amaro da luppolo e cereali tostati, ma mantiene un equilibrio elegante. C’è una forte componente di alcool sotto il mélange di sapori. Si tratta di una birra piuttosto complessa, ricca di sapori e cremosa; che incarna lo stile delle Stout americane.