Beer 94/365 – Avery Out of Bounds Stout

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Doesn’t seem very Irish Dry Stout to me, but very good.

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not

Grade: B-

2/10/2010: I’m always up for trying almost any beer that is brewed in Colorado. I have actually been thinking about taking a Friday off and flying out to try and do a balls out brewery tour like I did in Michigan. This nice thing is most of the breweries there are within a couple hours of each other, so I think I could hit up a good bit of them in three days for sure. Attn: My giant ginger friend Kevin from Denver, we need to coordinate this ASAP.

So maybe I am an amateur when it comes to classifying beers, but I wouldn’t consider Out of Bounds an Irish Dry Stout. When I think Irish Dry I think Guinness or Young’s. Even though this has some dry qualities, this still hits me more as an American Stout. The smell is mostly roasted malt, with a tiny bit of chocolate. There are a few distinct tastes to this one, mostly a roasted flavor, with some coffee and a touch of dry smoke. The problem is they just don’t transition very well into each other. Its kind of like hearing a song with a loud guitar riff, then a huge crashing symbol, followed by a loud trumpet. No fading in and out of each other. Also for a 5.1% the alcohol is not hidden very well. Mouthfeel isn’t as creamy as a typical Irish Dry. Overall was kind of let down by the Out of Bounds. Anyone else had this and agree with me on this?

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Captured all 4 Aged Yeti’s… Now what?

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Any stout lover surely has tried the regular Great Divide Yeti as I have, but I have not yet tried ANY of the Barrel Aged Yeti’s. I managed to somehow round up all four of these supposed mythical Sasquatch beers. Had to travel to places way outside of Pennsylvania to find these beasts. Now the question is, how to drink them? Obviously I can’t drink all of these myself in one night, but would you do all 4 in one night with a few friends? One a night for four nights? If so in what order? Try the regular yeti first then move on up? What would you do if you had all four? Give me some feedback in the comments below people!

Sidenote, Does anyone know what the 2005 vs 2009 label looks like for the chocolate yeti? Jared from BA bought this for me and told me the guy at the store claimed it was an 05, but the 5 can kind of looks like a 9 to me.. What do you think?

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