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

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

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BA SCORE
81
good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 19.78%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sudmissle on 12-21-2007)
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DefenCorps

Oregon

1.83/5  rDev -49%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I got a bunch of Short's beers in a recent trade with schro126. Thanks, Nathan! I drank this right after the PB&J and was rather horrified.

Inky black with a dense brown head that sticks around a while leaving no lace, this is solid stuff. The nose is heavy on the lactic sourness, this is quite terribly infected with a blend of nice roast, ground peanuts and the sourness and an ashy character. The palate is intensely sour, undrinkably so (and this from a sourhead). The heavy infection washes out all the other flavors. Drying and fruity on the finish with a lingering bitterness, this is rather awful. Light in body with a high level of carbonation, this isn't even close to good. I'd like to try it fresh, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 15:32:00 | More by DefenCorps
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bottle from Flick's in Lambertville, MI. Smells fresh, so I'm hoping for better luck.

Rich chocolate, smooth oatmeal and thick peanuts. The nose doesn't lack for imagination. The taste is significantly improved, with peanuts driving the initial flavor. That same metallic off flavor pops up, reminding me of myriad bottling issues at Short's. I'm afraid that this newer bottle isn't much better, barely pushing the taste up to 3.0 and the overall up to 3.0 also.

***

Thanks to Telix for this 12 oz bottle. Despite the recent infection warnings, I'm plowing ahead.

A: The oatmeal stout is big and black. The pour conjured but a finger of dark tan-hued brown that stood out against the blackness of the body. That head, sadly, disappeared quickly.

S: The nose is heavy on the stout side, with oatmeal and lactic sweetness prominent. The dry peanut aroma still stands out, a very interesting flavor that is far stronger than the normal nuttiness.

T: The infection is present. On the upside, the start and finish of each sip deliver a solid flavor. Peanut flavors, dry and roasted, lead off. The end of each sip is dark and roasted, a full stout with chocolate and coffee. The oatmeal and lactose aspects of the nose were lost in translation, too bad. In between, not so great but hardly the 'severe quality control issue' that some would call it, especially when it is cold.

M: As the ale warms, the peanut and stout fade into the metallic flavors. A peanut-centric stout is intriguing, and the nose starts out strong.

D: Not quite a drain pour, the sour flavors become more evident the warmer the ale gets. Get it cold and the start and end are good.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 22:40:32 | More by akorsak
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic. No date or info.

Thanks to Sweemzander for this bottle.

A - Very carbonated and completely black on the pour. The head is a dense tan dollop of bubbles that's fairly loud. Poor retention and little lace on the sides. A few small legs though.

S - Heavily roasted malts with a bit of cocoa and warm alcohol envelop a light, dry peanut nose. Unfortunately, the aroma is topped by a moderate tart funk. I'll assume this is also infected.

T - Dry and roasted bitterness with a slight peanut hint and a very woody, tart, bitter flavor. Definitely infected.

M - Full-bodied and rich with a smooth feel but a bad tart and bitter finish.

D - Honestly, it's not God awful. I'd have this over a BMC, but two infected beers in a row doesn't reflect well on Short's. Unfortunately for them, the poor review reflects their mistake and I look forward to having a good bottle (hopefully).

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 00:07:00 | More by BeerFMAndy
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the faintest bit of lighter colored hints when held to a light source and a two finger dark chocolate mocha brown head that immediately disappears leaving no lacing behind.

Slightly roasted dark malt aroma with plenty of sweet and bitter dark chocolate, oatmeal, nut and licorice. It smells pretty sweet but there is an underlying roasted peanut scent.

Lots of tight carbonation up front and it is slightly infected/oxidizes with lots of sweetness and slight tart flavor. There are some nice silky chocolate notes that are slightly roasted. Prominent oatmeal presence along with some toffee and licorice and a smooth slightly creamy roasted peanut favor.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 06:56:23 | More by corby112
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HopHead84

California

1.75/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

1/31/2010

Bottle received in a trade with Flandersned. Thanks! Poured into a snifter, the beer seems to be black, and the head is thick, creamy, and two fingers high. Retention is great and a thick sheet of lacing is left on the sides of the glass.

The nose is roasted malt, a dash of coffee, and a distinct nuttiness. There's also a slightly strange tang.

Blah, sour, tart, and tangy...not what I'm looking for in an oatmeal stout. This is infected and the beer is ruined. Beware. I was really looking forward to trying this...drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 05:31:39 | More by HopHead84
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. It pours a deep dark brown/black, almost motor oil. A 1/8 inch mocha colored head forms and reduces to a nice lacing around the edges.

The aroma includes healthy doses of oatmeal, a dark malty sweetness and some coffee notes. A solid mixture of smells.

The taste gives a heavy dose of peanuts, especially when it's cold. There is a nice component of chocolate malt sweetness, oatmeal, and perhaps a hint of coffee. Interesting milky sourness that isn't bad to me.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and seems like it should be more. A significant level of carbonation diminishes slightly. The acidity is obvious and leaves a healthy bite and dryness at the end. Still reasonably smooth.

This beer is fairly drinkable. The mouthfeel and the potency to the taste make it good but make it a little hard to drink as time progresses.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 00:24:07 | More by SykDoc
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gford217

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Re-rate, 1/17/11:
Appearance is a bit better than before if for no other reason than it wasn't crazy bubbly and clearly infected. There is very little head on this one with little retention or lacing.

Aroma is heavily roasted chocolate malts and peanut butter, basically the same as the original bottle.

The taste is where this one is clearly better. It's got light peanut butter notes up front with cocoa powder and black malts underneath. The oatmeal lends a silky smooth finish to things which is accentuated by the soft carbonation.

Overall, the body is a tad thin for me, almost watery.

Glad I got to try another bottle of this one. The taste is still not my favorite but obviously better than the infected bottle.

Original review, 1/20/10:
12oz bottle courtesy of hoppymeal.

Pours opaque black with a big, surprisingly bubbly (uh, oh) head that recedes quickly and leaves some good lacing.

The aroma is very good, lots of peanuts and dark chocolate malts. There's also a hefty amount of oatmeal and a bit of coffee even. Dark and roasty aroma.

Unfortunately, the taste is not very good. It's clearly infected with a huge lactic sourness right off the bat. There is maybe some peanuts and roasted malts in the background but the finish brings back a metallic tartness that dominates.

The mouthfeel is typical of an infected beer with a very bubbly feel that makes the body feel lighter than intended.

I guess I shouldn't be too surprised given some of the recent reviews on this one, but I still had my hopes up. This one is definitely infected with a sourness in the taste that seriously limits the drinkability. Need to find a growler of this one to get a better idea of the real intent.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 05:41:16 | More by gford217
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nickd717

California

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 23:41:23 | More by nickd717
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alcstradamus

Washington

2.35/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Black pour with a nice looking finger of dark brown head that fizzles out.

Smell is roasted malts and caramel, along with an accompanying metallic character that may be an infection

And the taste confirms it. A distinct sourness hits immediately. Yet another infected Short's beer to go along with the PB & J. Its a shame really, but apparently it is a widespread issue.

If you have this beer already, drink it now before it gets even worse. If you don't have it yet, don't bother searching for it. Hopefully this gets re-released in the future so I can give it another shot!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 02:26:12 | More by alcstradamus
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 00:46:32 | More by mikesgroove
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Bung

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.
Darker than expected black pour, just a little light gets through near the top. Brown bubbly head.
Aroma does have the peanut, but mostly roast malt with light cocoa.
Taste has much more of the peanut. Kind of like a 5th Avenue candy bar, which is much different and better than a Butterfinger. I got more roast and nut than peanut butter. The oats do lend for a creamy mouthfeel and solid medium body. No alcohol present, not that it's all that high.
Drinkability is fine, the taste is not bad, just different and not really begging one to drink a whole lot of this.
Another unique brew from a brewery that does some great different things with beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 05:04:49 | More by Bung
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PretzelCity

California

2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 01:28:56 | More by PretzelCity
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CortexBomb

Michigan

1.95/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Uber Goober is a very strange beer, it has a lot of promise; a peanut-infused oatmeal stout, but the final product is borderline undrinkable for me.

It has a nice appearance and a decent peanuty aroma, the flavour however is sickly sweet, cloying, with an off-peanut edge (and oily effect) to it. I honestly had trouble drinking it, and I've tried more than one bottle to make sure it wasn't just a bad batch...the stuff just grates on my mouth.

Uber Goober is an interesting idea, but I think they flat out used too many peanuts for my particular tastes. I love the stuff when it's used in PB&J, as the Soft Parade cuts the peanut characteristics down to a dull roar and makes the stuff much more enjoyable for me. By itself though? No thanks.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 20:32:44 | More by CortexBomb
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jakeyb

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Tiffany's Wine and Spirit Shoppe in Kalamazoo, MI. While this is considered an oatmeal and peanut stout, I couldn't detect much of either in the aroma. The major presence in this beer is closer to that of a berry. It comes off the head quite powerfully and follows all the way through the drink. Drinkability is quite smooth, and (as the bottle claims) creamy. The carbonation level is nearly perfect for this beer, as it's presence is felt, but only enough to accompany this stroung stout. The flavor seems to almost drape over the sides of your tongue, covering it with a silky blanket of bubbles and beer. The finish is reminiscent of cranberries, with lingering bitter (though not entirely unpleasant) notes. As the beer begins to warm, a little more of the peanut/oatmeal flavor begins to blossom, especially in the aftertaste. This is definitely a very full-bodied brew though, and its 6.5 ABV does not do it justice.
Overall, this is a decent beer, and well worth the experience. Though I'm not sure if this is a beer that I would keep on hand (would not recommend more than one at a time), it WOULD be quite fun to have at a tasting, and a good example of a strong oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 23:57:44 | More by jakeyb
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle over Xmas when I was in the Detroit area. This one's truly black, only the faintest of brown edges appears when you really squint. A dense, mocha head appeared during the pour and refused to go away, even after the glass was empty. Chunky lacing, almost streaky, covered the glass. Nice aroma. You can smell the peanuts for sure, pleasant roast, earthy and sweet with a bit of fruit, faint licorice and cherry. Now this is a sweet stout! Lots of lactose and malt, roast, chocolate, nuts, raisins, and a bit of berry sourness in the finish. Bitterness was present throughout, but was fairly restrained. The peanuts are there, but aren't overpowering. Medium bodied with average carbonation, pretty smooth and silky. For such a sweet beer, this didn't feel unbalanced at all. Just enough bitterness and a fruity tartness kept it all in check. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 22:42:35 | More by DrJay
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a fairly thick dark black color that produced a quickly dissipating dark brown colored head.

(S)- Smells like the densest, most creamiest peanut butter ever! Has a subtle roastedness & molasses background, but is otherwise a cascade of creamy peanut butter. Weird for a beer, but just fantastic to sniff.

(T)- Again, like the smell: mountains of peanuts. The difference from the smell is that the roasted malts, molasses, & oatmeal are more present; creating a bit more balance. Has an almost potent raisin taste with the peanuts & molasses combined together.

(M)- A good carbonation level. The peanuts give off a very dry mouthfeel; combined with a bitterness from the roasted elements creates a rather "hot" feel. However, this does change for the better as it warms up, so dont drink this too cold!

(D)- Certainly an interesting idea for a stout. Most of it works well together, however, it does get a little disjointed. Sometimes it doesnt quite know what to taste like. Its sometimes boozy, or its really bitter, or its creamy. Certainly dynamic & unpredictable in character, but not necessarily what I would look for in a stout. Good, but it has it quirks. Not very drinkable either due to its "moody" character.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 00:50:43 | More by sweemzander
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Received in the RIS BIF from FrankenBrew. One hell of a box man, thanks again.

Excitement mounted and beer karma was calling, so I invited my friend over and split this one up.

The smell is strong on peanut shells. The dirty, out-of-the-ground characteristic remains. Its very burnt also.
It tastes very similar to the smell. Like burnt and roasted peanuts, shells and all. This is very interesting and strange at the same time.

It is apparent that real peanuts were used. There is a big difference between real, whole peanuts and fake, sweetened, oily peanut butter. Unfortunately the drinkability was slightly low for me but that isnt to say this beer shouldnt be tried. The uniqueness alone is worth everything.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 08:10:26 | More by MbpBugeye
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carlborch

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
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 . . .

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 00:15:48 | More by carlborch
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womencantsail

California

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Ryan for sending me this great box of Shorts beers! Another one shared with friends yesterday.

A: The pour is a fairly viscous black liquid with a fluffy mocha colored foam.

S: At first sniff, the peanuts are not all that present, but as the beer begins to warm up a bit, it comes through. The roasted malt and chocolate aromas are a bit more powerful though. The oatmeal provides a bit of a cookie smell.

T: Like the nose, the peanuts come out a bit more as the beer comes to temperature. The oatmeal lends the beer a peanut butter cookie type flavor, and the chocolate flavor in the beer goes very nicely.

M: The body is nice and medium to full with a low level of carbonation, providing a smooth creamy mouthfeel.

D: Perhaps I'm simply a victim of the "interesting" factor, but I found this beer to be very enjoyable. I really love peanut butter and while it wasn't as "peanut-buttery" as I would have liked, it still was a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 20:33:20 | More by womencantsail
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steadydose

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 04:53:31 | More by steadydose
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another from eyebrews. Thank you Jack!

Poured into darkness snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of fizzy dark tan head. Fades to a thick ring. Pretty good retention leaving splattered lace. Color is a jet black.

Aroma: Wow, a lot of peanuts going on here. This is very unique. Reminds me of peanut butter almost. I also get oats and chocolate. Some roasted malts present with slight hops in the background.

Taste: I get a lot of peanuts again and some peanut oil. I get the oats and chocolate again. Grassy hops more present. There is some kind of fruit flavor present, but I can't figure it out. It tastes sour again, which I have noticed with this new release of beers. I don't understand why all of have this distinguishable taste to it. Roasted malt aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy, smooth, and creamy. Medium to full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends dry and roasted.

Overall, a very interesting beer. I loved the peanuts and I can't wait for the pb & j. Pretty drinkable, but I don't know why the label says it is imperial at the abv it has. I am really glad I got to try this one. However, I wish the sourness didn't affect it so much.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 03:35:35 | More by mothman
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into two small snifters. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to Randalld for this from our recent trade!

A: Pours pure black. Just like P,B,&J, the initial head is a fizzy dark khaki that quickly turns into a thick and creamy ring. Retention is excellent and quite a bit of lace is left behind.

S: My first impression of the aroma was tangy and metallic. This, however, was fleeting and gave way to aromas of toasted oats, dark chocolate, peanuts, and coffee.

T: Just as above. Dark and roasty chocolate malt becomes a force to recond with as it warms and it brings with it espresso, toasted malt, and dry roasted peanuts. Reesee's Peanut Butter Cup in the finish.

M: Smooth and creamy. Some sweetness with hints of dry, roasty astringency. Finish lasts forever and features a tiny hint of berry tang.

D: Another great new Short's brew. We actually preferred P,B,&J because of the presence of the J but this was excellent in its' own right!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 19:25:23 | More by GbVDave
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jampics2

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with tan head that forms a solid ring.

Smell is bitterness, chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of metalic, yeasty note that keeps this one from a higher score.

Taste is nice. Roasted malt, chocolate, and nutty, earthy elements. It doesn't come together perfectly, but there is certainly a peanut butter cup element from time to time. A bit hot, and some oily/vegetal elements in the immediate aftertaste. The best
part honestly is smacking my lips after a sip.

Mouthfeel is nice for an oatmeal stout except for the slight oily feeling after the bitterness subsides. But spot on viscosity and carb.

Drinkability is nice. This isn't a hokey flavored beer as I feared. It's a great shot at a unique flavor profile and Shorts should be proud of this and their other new offerings.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 22:53:16 | More by jampics2
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KeefD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to schro126 for this bottle. I wonder if the would go well with a goober burger? (Cheeseburger with peanut butter and mayonnaise)

Pours a dark brown color but is completely black in the tulip glass with a small head and no lacing. Roasty aromas of blackened malt, some chocolate and just a hint of peanuts. Flavor is very interesting. Tastes roasty at first, light coffee, caramel, and toast, turns to roasted peanuts in the middle, which I must say is perfectly integrated into the beer without becoming too cloying, and a smooth chocolaty finish. Very interesting stuff. Medium full bodied, light carbonation, but who knows, that could be from the bottle freezing and thawing. A good stout, and using peanuts gave it an interesting twist.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 01:34:26 | More by KeefD
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knight84

California

4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark espresso brown with hints of caramel at the edges. The head is an effervescent mahogany brown that dissipates very quickly leaving only a dusting of lace on the surface. The nose is overwhelmingly peanut-y - like a jar of dehydrated peanut butter powder - there is also some toffee, a touch of caramel sweetness, and booze in the nose.

The flavor is dominated by peanuts with toffee, cold coffee, and dark chocolate rounding out the flavors. The finish is quite bitter and the final impression of the beer is peanuts and bitter hops that linger on the palate a bit longer than expected. When cold the beer tastes pretty boozy but this disappears as it comes to room temperature.

The mouthfeel is full and fairly robust up front with very effervescent carbonation, this fades quickly - a little too quickly in my opinion. Not bad MF but not great either.

Overall another good beer from Short's - very unique and well executed as expected from this great brewery. Not my favorite beer from them but I certainly hope that they continue bottling it into the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 15:29:58 | More by knight84
Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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