Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Telix:
2.73/5 rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Poured from the bottle into a DFH chalice.
A: Pours a dark chocolate brown, very opaque with a small chocolate colored head. Low carbonation, zero lacing. It's really completely average for the style.
S: Some surprising bitterness and roastiness on the nose. Some chocolate, some bite in there. It's pretty mild, not really ideal or anything. Mildly appetizing.
T: This has many of the same weaknesses of Cup A Joe, in my opinion. It's really unintegrated and quite syrupy. It opens with some creaminess and quickly gives way to a chocolatey/somewhat peanutty middle, and finishes with a roasted bitterness. There is a decent amount of tongue bite the whole time, as well. While this sounds "complex", it really just feels like a mess in the mouth - not much meshes together into a complete beer and just feels like a bad homebrew.
M: Nice enough. It's creamy, sort of thick, not perfect or anything. It's a pretty good match for the beer style. The carbonation level is a real weakness, it's so flat it makes the sweet beer even more syrupy.
D: Meh. I wanted to stop drinking it after maybe half the bottle, but stuck with it to get my review notes done. I wouldn't drink another one voluntarily.
It's funny, these limited edition Short's releases are going to get at least B+'s across the board, but so far are unimpressive.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2009 04:06:19 | More by Telix
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3.51/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: dark brown almost black color. Opaque and with just a spot of a lacing.
Smell peanut butter and chocolate
Taste: starts off with dark malts and some chocolate but quickly becomes straight peanut butter
Mouthfeel: fairly light. Lingering peanut butter taste
Overall: a very interesting beer. I was surprised at the power of the peanut butter. Not for everyone but certainly interesting. I don't think I'd reach for one very often
Serving type: on-tap
01-31-2014 15:46:07 | More by SportsandJorts
4.48/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is my first taste of Short's. Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout is black. So black not a hint of light shines through even when directly backlit. There was even some gurgling as I filled my glass from the growler. A dense creamy two finger milk chocolate head formed on the pour that fell to a solid cap and left great spider webbed lacing on its way down.
It's my understanding that this was brewed with peanut puree and after sticking my nose in the glass it certainly appears that way. Strong initial aroma of crushed peanuts with the husk (is that the right word? not the shells but the skins) on them. As the nuttiness fades bakers chocolate shows up along with a touch of freshly brewed coffee. The finish brings along a moderate roastiness and a ghost like hint of alcohol. My original score for the smell was 4 but as this beer warms the roastiness and coffee combine with the chocolate creating a combo of chocolate peanut butter. Excellent!
I was a little longwinded in my description of the smell so I'll keep it short here. Quick flash of peanut butter up front before being overtaken by dark chocolate and fresh brewed coffee. These two combine to be soft and not overwhelming. Before you know it the peanut butter and chocolate come back on the finish along with a solid roastiness. This is a really interesting and delicious oatmeal stout.
Mouthfeel is spot on for the style. The oatmeal gives a great velvety smoothness from front to back. The body is full without being heavy. The roastiness on the finish leaves a balancing bitterness.
This beer is supremely sip-able. The velvety smoothness really helps things along. It got blustery cold all of a sudden and this is a good choice to drink away an evening such as tonight.
This is my first taste of Shorts brewing thanks to Hoppymeal. Uber Goober is an excellently brewed oatmeal stout with the uniqueness to take it a step above the rest. Hopefully I can get my hands on some more from Short's down road. Thanks again Derek!
Serving type: growler
08-18-2013 22:54:23 | More by joe1510
2.96/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Every time I have had this beer, it tastes infected. Not a bret sour but something way more lacto. Under the sour notes I can smell the peanuts so I can see where it would have potential in a healthy batch. First time I had it was in their first release of six pack bottles when they were still using the gold caps instead of the white with black logo on it. All of that run of uber gubber and pbj were infected and recalled. Maybe I was so affected by that batch I can taste any amount of misplaced bacteria in every newer batch.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 19:53:05 | More by BlissJunkie
3.95/5 rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip glass from a freshly opened growler (exactly 2 weeks old).
Deep dark brown with a moderate head, light brown in color. Head disappears quickly with little to no lacing.
Peanuts up front with underlying chocolate and burnt malt aromas. Very nice.
Tastes like a cookie. The peanut flavor and bitter chocolate almost meld into each other. Decent stout body underneath. Quite simple but very tasty and drinkable. The peanut-chocolate combo is not overwhelming or too sweet by any means. Alcohol could be hidden better.
Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth mouth. Very mild.
Overall I liked it a lot, but definitely room for improvement.
Serving type: growler
01-05-2013 23:54:38 | More by anth0ny
Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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