Friday, March 7, 2008

Avery Out of Bounds Stout

I have one last stout rolling around in the fridge and I figured since its cold, today is a good day to review it. Avery Brewing Company's Out of Bounds Stout is a 5.1% ABV, 51 IBU Irish Dry Stout. It pours jet black with with a tan head that settles into a light film with moderate lacing on the sides of the glass. Mild aromas of milky coffee and chocolate with hints of fruit and roasted malts. Flavor has more roasted and bitter chocolate than the nose. The taste never seems to blend together like I'd like it to. Finish is dry and chalky with lingering bitterness. There is plenty of carbonation and a medium mouth feel that is a bit on the light side. Overall, I wasn't overly impressed with this stout. While it had more flavor that the Boulevard it wasn't as balanced and the North Coast was definitely a better stout.

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