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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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 85
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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 sweemzander
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of gford217
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of xnicknj
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at sunset tap and grille in boston during the post-EBF brunch

Pours a deep brown color with dark almost black hues, a thinner browned head retains with a collar of lacing around the glass.

A nice dose of nuttiness in the nose with softer chocolate and roasted malt. Scents of fresh cracked peanuts, like the ones you'd buy at a baseball game.

Wow. Peanut butter, and lots of it right up front. Hints of salt and a bit of roasted malts swirled with a note of caramelized sugar. This reminds me of a sweet peanut butter treat or cereal somewhat. A light touch of chocolate before finishing with more peanuts.

Fulled medium body, a bit creamy and smooth on the tongue. This was definitely a little out there, but I definitely enjoyed it. If they wanted to make a beer that tasted like straight up peanut butter, I think they pretty much nailed it.

Photo of jakeyb
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to my brother, as always, for picking up loads of Short's in Michigan for me.

Pours a nice medium brown color with a bit of a light tan head. The nose really does bring some peanut character through with a bit of mild bread behind that. Taste is light peanut and not too much else. They hit the concept but it just doesn't do all that much for me. The feel is nice and a bit creamy, really bringing the flavor forward, which is good as there really isn't a terrible amount of flavor there. Drinks fairly well but is one dimensional.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasting notes from 4/14/11
BA review #400. Poured in to Duvel tuip.

A - Poured dark black with a half finger of light brown head.

S - A good peanut nose up front followed up some typical stout smells - roasted malts, molasses and some noticeable alcohol.

T - Roasted malts, peanuts, some bitterness. The peanut flavour it not nearly as prominent as it was in the nose but is still evident. An interesting palate.

M - Medium body, lightly carbonated.

O - An interesting beer and one that I would drink again, but not one that I will go too far out of my way to hunt down.

Photo of dfillius
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Aggressive pour yields a dusting of cocoa brown head with poor retention. Nearly pitch black liquid.
S: Roastiness, peanuts, toffee. Very pleasant. I'd like some more complexity please.
T: Rich chocolate, coffee, burnt bits, peanut, dark fruit, booze (too much booze). Decent, but not good/hearty enough stout to stand up to the peanut.
M: Heat shows up a bit too much to be pleasant. thick, chewy.
D: Way too hot for 6.5% I thought it was a RIS. One's enough for me in a lifetime.

Photo of jrallen34
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle provided by Jale, who was extra generous...Black pour, only a light tan head for a second then its gone...The aroma is the star of the show, its a dead on ringer for a creamy peanut butter pie. Lightly roasted, but incredibly creamy and smooth. Short's nailed it here...The taste loses a lot of the creamy peanut butter, still present but greatly subdued, disappointing. This is very roasted, but has a dominance of stale black coffee that is so strong that I don't even want to drink it. Monumental failure to me to not transition the aroma remotely in the taste.

Worth giving a shot if you like peanut butter, can't say anything wonderful things about how real the aroma is. Just doesn't carry over to the taste, which wouldn't be bad if was tastey itself, but its not.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown almost black color. Opaque and with just a spot of a lacing.

Smell peanut butter and chocolate

Taste: starts off with dark malts and some chocolate but quickly becomes straight peanut butter

Mouthfeel: fairly light. Lingering peanut butter taste

Overall: a very interesting beer. I was surprised at the power of the peanut butter. Not for everyone but certainly interesting. I don't think I'd reach for one very often

Photo of TCJosh
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of alfie
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

Photo of mvanwoerm
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brydog22
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TCgoalie
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jmich24
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of surlytheduff
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Gtg642
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of corby112
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Photo of domfreego
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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