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

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 85
Gots: 11 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sudmissle on 12-21-2007)
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Photo of FrankenBrew
4.72/5  rDev +31.1%
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.

FrankenBrew, Dec 31, 2009
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 techfed87
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

techfed87, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of alexgash
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Dark chocolate brown body. Small, bubbly, dark sandy head. Some lacing. Nose is an intriguing mix of chocolate syrup, dark fruits, roasted coffee, and peanut butter. They all mix together very nicely, which isn't that surprising. Roasted malts and peanut butter flavors up front. Light roasted coffee mixes in, along with a flourish of sweetish dark fruits. Slightly medicinal/boozy twang as well. Roasted finish with lingering dark fruits and hints of the dark chocolate/peanut butter combo. Medium-full body with a slightly oily feel. The only peanut beer I've ever had that actually showed some peanut butter on the nose and the palate. Nicely done!

alexgash, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of kbeals
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark black with about a finger of dark brown head. Head dissipates rather quickly, some lacing but not much. Looks about as expected although the head retention was disappointing.

S- Roasted and bitter smells come through. Some peanut aroma but more of a coffee smell. As the beer warms a sort of mediciney, alcohol smell starts to appear. Not very impressive.

T- Lots of roasted flavors. I just can't pick up peanuts in this brew however. Mostly a very bitter coffee or chocolate taste. Again, as it warms it sort of tastes like alcohol or medicine.

M- Good heavy body like an oatmeal stout should. Adequate amounts of carbonation lead to a smooth mouthfeel.

D- Pretty drinkable save for the taste and aroma.

I don't know about this one. I've had two bottles of it and I just can't like it and I can't pick up the other flavors and aromas others are picking up. I don't know if maybe my bottles are bad but I'll keep trying it and if it gets any better I'll be sure to update my review.

kbeals, Dec 29, 2009
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 danielharper
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pour dark brown, almost black, with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly.

S: Dry and roasty, mild notes of peanuts. Hints of sweetness, just a touch of chocolate. Not a whole lot of aroma at all, to be honest.

T: Sweet roasted chocolate malt up front, with a dose of dry peanuts on the back end. Some residual sweetness on the finish with a dry and malty aftertaste. A bit astringent on the aftertaste, as well.

M: Moderate thickness, low hops, but the carbonation bites the tongue a bit.

D: This is actually pretty relaxing and drinkable. The recipe could use a bit of tweaking, but who else would even think to make a peanut-based Oatmeal Stout? If it was just a touch sweeter I'd like it more, I think.

danielharper, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of Telix
2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Telix, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of Avagadro
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Avagadro, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of Sean9689
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into DFH snifter.

A - Pours black with a minimal tan-colored head that leaves a trace of lacing and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

S - Peanuts, chocolate, malts, and alcohol...maybe too much hotness for 6.5%.

T - Crunchy peanut butter, dark chocolate, malts, and too much alcohol. Pretty damn hot for only 6.5%, which takes away from this one a bit. I'm not sure if this is really 6.5%...tastes like 10%.

M - Perhaps a bit too thin, slight carbonation, smooth.

D - I prefer Mystery and Cup A Joe to this one....not bad.

Sean9689, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of WeisGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a - pours just short of pitch black with a late-developing light brown head, little retention or lacing

s - smells a bit like a burnt Reese's peanut butter cup but with good fresh ground peanut butter like that which you can get at Whole Foods, dark chocolate and char

t - bitter dark chocolate and fresh roasted peanuts up front, more bitter chocolate and hints of day old coffee on the mid-palate, finish is a bit awkward bordering on unpleasant with a strong alcohol flavor mixed with bitter chocolate, strong bourbon notes linger on the palate, quite hot and tastes well beyond its 6.5% abv, still, there are really good aspects to the flavor but the booziness really overwhelms the finish

m - medium-bodied, low carbonation level, lots of alcohol warming, fairly dry finish

d - not very drinkable and definitely a sipper, alcohol is fairly harsh on the palate, one bottle is definitely enough

Very interesting beer in that Short's really did incorporate a peanut butter flavor and aroma, but the booziness and charred malt flavors keep it from being outstanding for me.

WeisGuy, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of webmanspidey
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. This is pitch black and opaque, thick with little to no head.

Smells of sweet mocha, coffee, and possibly soy sauce.

Taste is initially bitter with a kick of alcohol burn, and finishes with legitimate salted peanuts. I'm pretty amazed how well the peanuts come out in this one, much more prevalent than in the PB&J.

If the ABV is really only 6.5%, this is one of the few beers I've experienced that tastes significantly stronger than it actually is. Mouthfeel is thick and silky, nearly perfect for the style.

Overall, an interesting beer because of the peanut flavor.

webmanspidey, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of spartanfan
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque black with a decent sized tan head that fades to a thin layer leavng no lacing behind.

S: Smells of dark chocolate and a lot of coffee. A faint odor of peanuts in the background.

T: Rich tastes of coffee. The peanuts are more prevalent in the taste than they were in the nose, but I probably wouldn't have recognized them if I didn't know they were there.

M: Silky smooth mouthfeel as expected from an oatmeal stout. Moderate to low carbonation.

D: With the smooth mouthfeel this one goes down easy. Not really much alcohol for an 'Imperial Oatmeal Stout' as the bottle claims, but what alcohol there is, is well well hidden.

spartanfan, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of kegger22
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Short's Uber Goober is rich, dark brown in color with a modest light brown head that reduces to nothing. The aroma is actually peanuts, roasted peanuts in fact. The taste also contained the peanut element, plus coffee. (If the PB & J could have pulled the peanut thing off, it would have been perfect.) The feel is just barely full bodied with little (the proper amount), carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

Short's really did a nice job with Uber Goober, it comes across as advertised. I have been very impressed with all three of the special stouts that Short's has just brought out: Mystery, Cup a Joe and this one.

kegger22, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of JordanEllwanger
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another rich dark opaque stout from Short's. Nearly black with a rich caramel colored head. Smells nutty like peanuts along with malty undertones. Tastes like a stout, rich malt and coffee grinds with a slight hint of peanuts. While slightly mellower than other stouts I have tried it still has some good twists in there. An innovative beer.
Cheers...

JordanEllwanger, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of Samiams
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up one of the recently distributed 12oz bottles today. Bottle describes it as an imperial oatmeal stout fermented with real peanuts.

Pours a deep black. Mostly opaque with a reddish hue around the edges. A small, brown head appeared but quickly dissipated even with a vigorous pour. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell greets the nose immediately with smoke and fresh roasted peanuts. Peanut shells. Touch of coffee and alcohol.

Tastes first very roasty, of peanuts and coffee. Maybe a bit too roasted. Right after comes a wave of pure peanuts, fresh with an oily feel. Intriguing. Dark, bitter chocolate with hints of butterscotch. Alcohol is hidden at first but starts to creep up towards the end.

Mouthfeel is balanced. Good level of carbonation. Solid body with an oily feel. At first I thought one would be enough, but as I near the bottom I find myself wishing I had another.

This is a solid and creative brew by Short's. Pick one up if you have the chance.

Samiams, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of grub
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viggo brought this one over, a hookup courtesy of the super generous hoopymeal. thanks guys!

64oz growler. sampled dec 5/09.

pours deep dark brown, not quite black and showing pretty good clarity. a big fine brown head forms, dropping fairly fast and leaving spotty lace.

aroma is good. light roast. coffee. milk chocolate. touch of alcohol. biscuit and whole wheat bread. bit of cracker. almond and maybe a touch of peanut.

taste is great. biscuit and lightly toasted whole wheat bread. dark chocolate. bit of coffee. a nice peanut butter character in the background - peanut, bit of almond, light butterscotch. bit of fruity character. light alcohol. fairly low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. silky smooth medium carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is good. pretty well balanced, with just a little alcohol warmth showing through. i like the extra depth from the peanut and chocolate characters. good stuff!

grub, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of Viggo
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to my boy Derek for hooking me up large, a true gentleman. Growler split with grub.

Pours a dark and opaque black, no light gets through, medium sized weird kind of greyish brown head forms, settles to a thin ring, some lace chunks stick to the glass, looks nice.

Smell is cool, sweet and malty, lots of fruit, light nuttiness, caramel and brown sugar, oats, honey, light chocolate milk, touch of roast, very sweet and malty, a bit of licorice and almost a cherry sweetness.

Taste is quite sweet, lots of caramel, lactose, chocolate, light roast and some licorice, lightly nutty, brown sugar, oats, lightly toasty, raisin, fruity sourness in the finish cool nuttiness, some alcohol, does have some peanut butter character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, goes down pretty smooth. Even though sweet it isn't overly sweet. Thanks a ton Derek!

Viggo, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of Deuane
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Deuane, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of hopdog
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

hopdog, Jan 30, 2009
Photo of Sudmissle
4.5/5  rDev +25%
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!

Sudmissle, Dec 21, 2007
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Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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