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

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Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal StoutShort's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
82
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 19.34%
Wants: 84
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sudmissle on 12-21-2007

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +30.7%
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.

Photo of FrankenBrew
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Sudmissle
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of carlborch
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 . . .

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64oz Growler

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!

Reviewed: 1/30/08

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4.48/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of techfed87
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of tetonka4kzoo
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of willth
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had today on tap, Very good

Photo of Avagadro
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bfflo
4.36/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured black with caramel-colored edges, but almost no head at all, and only a few minor scraps of lacing. Smell is definitely dominated by peanut butter, with a faint note of roasted grains and some malty sweetness supporting it. It's a very enjoyable scent. Mouthfeel is sort of appropriately buttery and chewy, and the oily body feels full in the mouth, but vanishes a little disappointingly quickly on swallowing, causing you to realize it's thinner than it first tasted. The peanut flavors are very present in the overall coating left in the mouth, but they come into the flavor profile late, offering rich, velvety tone instead of bombastic sweetness, which actually impresses me, as I don't necessarily expect that kind of restraint in a Short's. On the downside, it's a trifle watery, and there isn't a whole lot more to the flavor profile beyond some mild, basic stout characteristics: e.g. some chocolate notes, a charred quality, and a very mild, malty-seeming bitterness in the aftertaste that could be a subdued hop bite. Drinkability is exceptionally high, and like most people, I love peanut butter as a flavor, so it's really easy to enjoy this one. It's not quite complex or bold enough to be a full-blown A, but it's probably the most pleasantly drinkable Short's beer I've yet to try. I'd give it a B+ on my own, but the BA calculator tallies it out as an A-.

Photo of hopdog
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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