Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout - Short's Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +31.9%
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.
01-03-2010 02:02:12 | More by nickadams2
4.72/5 rDev +31.1%
Thanks to Leah at shorts for hooking me and my buddy up with this delicious growler and 5 cases of shorts delight.
A- black as night with a nice copper/tan head dissipating over time.
S-upfront smells of chocolate with overtones of peanut and a little booze. The smell of roasted malt is also evident.
T- a peanut butter explosion in my mouth, in a very good way. This beer is just phenomenal. The peanut butter creaminess is balanced with the malt and hop bitterness. Hints of Cocoa are also in play.
M-full bodied and thick. It does justice to the imperial stout style.
D-It drinks really well, especially considering the 9% ABV. The booze is certainly masked by the peanuts and this makes for a really great imperial stout.
12-31-2009 00:20:45 | More by FrankenBrew
4.5/5 rDev +25%
Poured a beautiful silky black with a 6-inch dense tan-colored creamy head that settled ever so slowly. The nose suggests dark roast and sour notes with a strong hint of peanuts and oatmeal cookies. If I had tasted this blind, I would have suggested it was a medium-bodied farm-house ale with a snappy finish. This is tasty and fun; Unexpected but delicious. Very well-developed Belgian lace forms and stays put. The stout lingers with definite peanut, oatmeal and chocolate notes. Excellent at cellar temperature. Chilling further would restrain the expressive nature of this stout. Shorts Brewing is brewing some interesting beer. Must get back to the store to see what else they have made . . .
01-14-2010 00:15:48 | More by carlborch
4.5/5 rDev +25%
Bottle into tumbler glass.
A- Poured to a 2 finger espresso-like tan head, reducing to about 1/4 finger, lingering along, evenly spread across the glass. Medium lacing which hangs out for a bit. Deep, rich, blackish brown in color with a high opacity.
S- An amazing sweet, dry roasted peanut aroma, along with notes of chocolate, roasted grains, and a faintest hint of coffee.
T- A tasty palate of mildly sweet roasted peanuts, roasted grains, malt, along with notes of rich, dark chocolate.
M-Smooth, creamy, silky, full-bodied
D- It drinks quite well, as i find it smooth, rich, and tasty.
An excellent take on an oatmeal stout. The peanuts really compliment this style of beer very nicely, in terms of the rich flavors and sweet, peanuty aroma. An excellent beer if you love peanuts and oatmeal stout. I will gladly continue to buy this one again and again :)
P.S. On a side note, on my recent visit to the brewpub, i bought a growler of this beer and it was listed as 9%ABV on the beer board, so perhaps this may reflect the most recent brewing.
01-28-2011 05:21:25 | More by B0bD0bbselbock
4.5/5 rDev +25%
Thick with fading head and moderate lace.
Smell has notes of chocolate, high quality fresh roasted peanuts, and toasted bread.
Taste starts off with chocolate notes, and then finishes with a complementary, subtle peanut richness which lingers on the palate.
Nice thick mouthfeel -- ideal for the style.
This is a one of a kind original. I would encourage anyone to give this beer a try -- it's definitely worth it!
12-21-2007 21:03:39 | More by Sudmissle
4.48/5 rDev +24.4%
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!
08-18-2013 22:54:23 | More by joe1510
4.43/5 rDev +23.1%
Has a very nutty scent to it.
In a word, this beer is "fun". I've never had a mellower, nicer beer than this, that has tasted distinctively like peanuts in its aftertaste. True, it doesn't fit a specific flavor genre, but with a name like "Uber Goober" I wouldn't expect it to.
It's chewy, moderately carbonated, and a pure pleasure to drink.
12-29-2009 03:18:32 | More by techfed87
4.38/5 rDev +21.7%
Uber Goober pours a dark brown with no head. No retention is not a surprise.The label design is impressive
Uber Goober has a nice peanut aroma. Peanut dominate the bready smell. Very distinct.
This imperial stout has a nutty taste, distinctly peanut with a slight malty taste. The roasted malt gives it a toasty taste.
Uber Goober is an interesting stout. It has an oily feel and look. Its very well-balanced and not too sweet or strong. A good tasting and creative beer. Delicious.
01-22-2011 19:35:06 | More by tetonka4kzoo
4.38/5 rDev +21.7%
Pouring black with ample tan head into a tulip glass, this brew smells like roasted malts and roasted peanuts. Tastes slightly sweet, with more peanuty flavor. There is some bitter chocolate in here too. Tastes a bit like the beer version of a Reese's peanut butter cup to me, and that I like. Somewhat boozy for 6.5%, and mouthfeel is fairly thick. Overall, I'm a big fan of this one. Really creative effort.
05-24-2010 19:03:49 | More by waltonc
4.38/5 rDev +21.7%
A: Pours thick with a brown head that quickly fades away. The brew is opaque, with little droplets of oil floating on the surface.
S: The bouquet is bold, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and primarily peanuts.
T: Very rich, with chocolate and molasses in the forefront, with a handful of peanuts in the aftertaste.
M: Thick body with a slight slickness to it.
D: A must have for any fan of both peanuts and stouts. A one of a kind brew that is both tasty and well produced. Worth seeking out.
12-25-2009 01:08:00 | More by Avagadro
4.35/5 rDev +20.8%
Another of the new shorts bottles that I get to try, I think I only have three left and damnit I will make it through them all tonight! Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 1/27/2010.
The pour was near spot on. Dark as night with a huge tan head that just would not quit. Seriously impressed here with the look of this one as it really would hold its own with just about any stout you put it up against. Weird aroma, dark chocolate and hints of coffee are layered with nice notes of peanuts and hints of a dark fruit note as well. Even as it warms I pick this up, almost sweet cherry like in nature. Such a wonderfully smooth and well blended profile. Rich dark chocolate and vanilla flavors blend seemlessly with a healthy dose of peanuts and nice fruit after tastes. Creamy, great body with a semi sweet aftertaste and a long and well drawn out finish.
Overall this was not at all what I was expecting. This was simply an excellent stout and something I could drink several of in row with ease.
01-28-2010 00:46:32 | More by mikesgroove
4.35/5 rDev +20.8%
Thank you Derek for sending this Growler my way!
Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some lighter oatiness, nutty, chocolate, and smokey. Peanuts. Tastes of roast, chocolate, oats, and nutty. I like the way the peanuts were done and presented 'themselves' in this beer.
01-30-2009 13:19:09 | More by hopdog
4.33/5 rDev +20.3%
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
12-30-2009 22:50:26 | More by mikey711
4.33/5 rDev +20.3%
A-Black with a thin tan ring that lasted throughout and left spotty lace.
S-Not much to say other than chocolate and roasted peanuts.
T-Dark, roasted chocolate malt and dry roasted peanuts. The roastiness of the peanuts is quite pronounced.
M-Medium body with long lasting peanut flavour and a pleasant, dry finish.
D-Quite nice and certainly unique. Would have liked more of a fresh peanut quality but the dry roasted flavour works better with the malts. A very interesting and well done brew.
04-12-2009 17:33:48 | More by Deuane
Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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