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Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 85
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sudmissle on 12-21-2007)
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Reviews by steadydose:
Photo of steadydose
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured Uber Goober into a tulip glass. Black body on this beer w/ a 2 finger mocha brown head. Looks thick when swirled around and carbonation looks tight on the side of the glass.

On to the smell. Wow! this beer really smells like peanut butter.

First few sips I got a lot of the roasted taste, not as much as peanut in the taste as there is in the smell. I also detect some tartness in the taste and finish. Not sure why that's there, but I'm going to let this one warm up a little bit and see if that goes away.
15 min... later

Well, a lot more roastyness is in the taste now, but the tart qualities are still there. Doesn't make the beer unenjoyable, but I'd prefer it to not be a part of the flavor profile. Every once in a while I get some of the roasted peanuts in the taste, and a salty taste as well.

Well carbonated beer, and the finish last pretty long. Dry, roasted, tart flavors are left linging to the inside of my mouth.

Overall Uber Goober was for me a unique brew. I really liked the aroma of this beer. Glad to have tried it, wonder if some time in the bottle would smooth things out and integrate the flavors a little better. The combo of roasted malt, coffee flavors just didn't go well with the tart finish on this beer for me. Really fun beer to try, high points on creativity, but not a beer I would want to drink too often.

steadydose, Jan 11, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.5/5  rDev +25%

tectactoe, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of nickadams2
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A _ Pours black with a dark reddish brown hue around the edges.Thick creamy light brown head. Starts at two fingers length and then dissipates to one. stays all the way down to the last sip.Thick lacing that slides slowly down the glass. Beautiful.

S _ Smells great. Vanilla, cream, a little bitter chocolate , and finishes off nutty. Slight alcohol pick up.

T_ Tastes of vanilla and burnt chocolate. Finishes with the taste of peanuts which i like. Great example of an oatmeal stout.I for sure pick up bourbon in the finish. Ever so slightly but its definitely there.Nice touch.

M_ Nice creamy full bodied mouth feel. Thick and creamy.

D_ Very easy to drink. Goes down smooth and the tastes and smells go together beautifully. Nothing offensive to the palate or off putting. I was surprised this one wasn't rated higher.

I drank one of these on two separate occasions. Each time I felt this beer had a higher ABV than 6.5. I called shorts and the girl on the phone said the 2009 batch is 8.7 ABV.

nickadams2, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from Dec. 2010

Pours black with carbonation clinging to the side of the pint glass.

Smells of peanuts and earthy roasted malts. The peanut smell works very well with the malts.

Taste is similar to smell, with chocolate and a faint amount of hops coming through. Also a decent creaminess.

Medium to almost light mouthfeel. The lingering earthiness is very nice.

I thought this was a well made stout with a nice flavor profile. My friend referred to Uber Goober and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups as "the adult milk and cookies". Can't say I disagree.

warnerry, May 26, 2011
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +11.1%

TimoP, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a re-review. I have left the original review with the original scores at the bottom of this review.

Thanks to RBlaszak for sending this bottle my way. Unlike the last time I had this beer, this beer is not a gusher. It pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is pretty nice. I get some peanut butter and chocolate, as well as a little bit of roasted malt.

The flavor is more of the same. The nutty flavor from the peanut butter goes very well with the chocolate and roasted malt. There is also a little bit of fruity tartness in the flavor which may be early signs of infection - but I can't be sure because this is the only bottle I had.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.5-2.5-2-3-2 = D+
Thanks to TasteTester for sending this beer to me.

The beer opens as a huge gusher. Looks like this one is infected.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a huge tan head. The aroma is peanuts with tartness. It also smells like the rum balls we used to make around Christmas time. The flavor starts off normal with some roasted malts and light peanuts before giving way to an extremely sour cherry character which is not appealing. Medium mouthfeel and prickly carbonation.

I want to like Shorts, but until they get their sanitation under control I won't be trading for any more of their beers.

Mora2000, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of mikejonze
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mikejonze, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of sculls65
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into imperial pint glass. As dark as dark can be with very little head. A dark tan almost copper colored ring hugs the inside of the glass. The smell is what makes this beer in my opinion...its like chocolate covered peanuts roasted in coffee. Taste is not too far behind..malt and peanuts taking center stage as it coats the tongue adequately. No problem finishing the bottle, doesnt cloy or bore , but you better like peanuts !

sculls65, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

standardcherry, May 21, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +11.1%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of madeofsteel
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a thick, pitch black. Forms a half inch of brown head, but only after a very hard pour. No retention, little lacing.

S - Burnt peanuts, malt, mild sour funk.

T - Much more approachable than the nose lets on. Less burnt, and more like peanut butter, but without a lot of the sweetness. Nice and bitter. Thankfully, the sour in the nose is not present.

M - Little carbonation. Creamy, but also sort of dry near the finish. Messy on the tongue.

O - Definitely one of my favorite specialties from Short's, although some complaints about souring led me to believe it might be an issue with handling. So a fresh growler was in order, and sure enough, no problems. Delicious.

madeofsteel, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of TCJosh
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

TCJosh, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of rudylaw
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as the dickens with a mocha head. Looks fantastic!

Smells like chocolate and hints of coffee. Smells like an empty bag of ball park peanuts!

Rich, roasty peanuts. Tastes almost like watery peanut butter. That yields to chocolate. This is interesting... but it gets a little old the further you progress through the 12oz.

Mouthfeel is silky and standard for an oatmeal stout. Low carbonation and a tad chewy. Another winner from Short's, but I was slightly disappointed in this one.

rudylaw, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Brenden
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes are recent.

This one is very, very dark brown with some light sneaking in at the edges. A firm tan head about a finger and a half tall retains its form well and leaves patchy lacing behind.
The aroma is heavily on peanuts, nearly spot on with just a slight intrusion from the roasted malt accents of dark chocolate, raisin and coffee. The other aromas are just barely detectable, but just enough to draw from the perfection of fresh-roasted peanut.
The same goes for the flavor, though unlike the aroma, in which the malt is just enough to make a strong base without detracting from the pure peanut, other flavor notes do creep in underneath. Otherwise this one is simply awesomely peanuty.
The mouthfeel is also fantastic: I hardly realized this one was an oatmeal stout until I got that velvety smooth and creamy feel in a rich, medium-full body. This finishes long with a semi-sweet flavor lingering with the taste of roasted peanuts.
I think Short's got what they were shooting for here almost perfectly.

Brenden, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of sleestak4life
1.8/5  rDev -50%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is coffee, light peanuts and...dammit, there it is again. The sour smell that means for the second year in a row I’ve fallen prey to infected Goober. Taste, lightly roasty with subtle peanut butter and yep, a foul, sour finish. Mouthfeel is unpleasantly slick and lacking in body. God, when will I frickin’ learn with Shorts’ oddball releases?

sleestak4life, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +11.1%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Magpie14
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: massively black. No transparency and close to inky as the bartender poured loosely in the glass. No real slab of lace exists but what remains is a deep brown mahogany ring of foam. Some speckling is present on the inner walls of the glass...not much though, pretty clean

S: smell is huge oily redskin peanuts with plenty of dark roasted malts. A sweet tart smell permeates every whiff. The nose is by and far one of the most unique I have smelled in some time

T: nutty, sweet and tart, with a slight caramel feel. This beer has some incredibly interesting dimensions. The sweetness gathers tart and sour cherries with bitter chocolate flavors. Some of the chocolate is mixed with a few crushed coffee beans, oily peanuts, and a dose of oats or creamy oatmeal. This is a wild amalgamation of flavors.

M: finishes dry and tart with a good dose of pea-nutty flavors. For a stout it holds true to a heavier body and fairly smooth finish. Pretty nice feel.

D: I am one and done with this one. I love Shorts and always will support...this is one of my lesser favorites. But props need to go to Shorts for inventive style and venture

Magpie14, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the new 6-pack seasonal. Tremendous roast aroma, black with fabulous brown head. Carbonation is right there. The taste is very sour, I cannot imagine that this is intentional. Yes, peanut, yes stout. But sour? Above average mouthfeel, but sour is one step backward for me, one big step backward for the masses.

Sammy, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

danp14, May 11, 2012
Photo of mikey711
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a syrupy thick black with a quarer inch thick of brown head. the head did not retain very well aside for one nice ring around the top of the beer.

S: The initial note definitely is reese peanut butter cups!!! That just make me smile. Aside from the peanut butter there is a nice roasty note sweetness from the oatmeal. I am very pleased to see they were able to accomplish what they intended with this beer. At times it also smells like reeses peanut butter puffs cereal.

T: It starts out nicely with a bitter roasted note which I prefer in stouts before transition to some milky oat sweetness before finishing with the peanut butter note. The flavors stand out a bit more individually rather than as a whole but it is still very enjoyable.

M: A slight bit of heat is present and it is a little rough around the edges but there is a good amount of body present.

D: A unique beer to say the least and I think I could only enjoy one in a sitting but I really enjoyed it and cant wait to try the PB&J

mikey711, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of PretzelCity
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Got this bottle courtesy of Telix. Pours out dark, almost black with a two finger peanut shell colored head that quickly fizzles out. The nose is exactly what the bottle has promised, an oatmeal stout with peanuts. The peanut aroma isn't overpowering, but it is pleasantly noticeable in the background. Unfortunately the peanuts don't have the same effect in the taste. The flavor of the roasted oats are overpowered by the salty, oily quality of the peanuts. There is only a hint of peanut flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin, oily and overall a little lacking. The peanuts make the beer bitter and hard to drink. I didn't know exactly what to expect with this one but was somehow disappointed.

PretzelCity, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of nickd717
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle shared by bring - thanks, Barry! I heard this one might be a little infected/tart, and what do you know...it was. Not necessarily a terrible thing though.

Pours black with a nice one-finger peanut butter colored head that leaves light foam on the beer as it settles. Impressive for a beer that presumably has head-killing peanut oils in it.

Aroma is roast and lots of peanut butter, with some wild tartness.

Flavor is very similar to the aroma. Really a great peanut butter flavor in there. Without the tartness, this could be an impressive beer, and hell, it's still not bad. It is interesting, that's for sure, especially with the lactic tartness.

Medium bodied and fairly smooth on the palate with mild acidity.

Drinkability is average. I like what they did here, and appreciate the fact that it's probably tough to add peanuts without getting the beer infected in some way. My advice is to drink this as fresh as possible!

nickd717, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Sunset Grill & Tap (Allston, MA) on 3/11/11. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a dense black in the glass, topped with roughly a ½ finger of mocha colored head. This retains nicely, with some rich edges that leaves back some thick foamy swathes of lacing. The aroma smells like straight up roasted peanuts in the nose, which is quickly followed by notes of chocolate, burnt malt, caramel, and some light green floral hop character. A little bit of alcohol warmth is making its presence known as well.

The taste mirrors the nose, with a distinct roasted peanut flavor that melds well with the additional notes of dark malts and bitter hops that are present. Some sweeter flavors of chocolate and some lighter caramel and flaked oatmeal sweeten this up a bit. The finish is all peanuts, which lingers with some spicy alcohol notes. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a big sharp creaminess to it at first but despite the size of this, things seems a little flat and thin at times on the sides of the overall feel. I swear that they had this listed as over 9% ABV and this felt like it, with some sharp warmth (including the aforementioned sweetness and dry spiciness from the alcohol) really giving this a bit more attitude than it feels like it needs.

While there was certainly no shortage of Short's flair here (the peanut flavor really is well done) but the big alcohol presence and uneven feel kept this one from reaching its true potential. I could have used a little less Uber with my Goober here I think.

Kegatron, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of beergorrilla
3/5  rDev -16.7%

beergorrilla, Dec 21, 2012
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Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.