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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
good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 86
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
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-.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 00:48:53 | More by bfflo
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. Another gift from Vinnie during band practice. Man I like the fact that 2 out of the 3 other members are craft beer drinkers!

A- Pours a deep dark brown color...well I would say almost black. Brown hues come and go more around the sides of the glass when held to the light. One finger brownish head shows medium retention. Light lacing slides back down in the glass.

S- Lightly roasted malts with a huge dose of peanuts in the front of the beer. The chocoalte malts come in next giving it a nice underlying finish in the nose. This smells like a peanut dominated chocolate covered peanut. I like it a lot.

T- Chocoalte malts come out more in the front than the aroma would suggest. Roasted malts play secondary in the flavor profile in the front of the beer. The typical malt base is no where to be found in this Short's beer. The backend is a mix between caramel and light molasses I would say deep in the background while peanuts dominate the ending. It tastes almost like you ate a handful of peanuts as you take a drink of a chocolate stout.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Heavy chocolate malts with light roasted malts left on the palate. Tons of peanuts left on the aftertaste. I burped a couple times and it tasted like chocolate covered peanuts..haha. Medium drying on the palate from alcohol. Balanced flavors for what it said it was. Nice oily silky smooth feel throughout the beer. No off flavors at all in the beer.

D- Once again Short's does it for me. They are the masters of brewing funky beers that deliver what they say they will. The ABV like all their beers are hidden well enough that you don't notice it until it's too late. Super drinkable and putting down a six pack of this is very easy to do!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 15:20:19 | More by alleykatking
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sendsilk

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scoot1969 for this treat! I appreciate it Scott!!!

A- Nice and dark, not much carbonation even with a decent pour. No lacing or head of which to speak.

S- Freaking awesome. Smells like a nice dark, rich stout with PEANUTS! Seriously, why has someone not picked up on this and gone Rambo on this style? That's the next beer I brew, a Peanut Butter stout. I'll break up friggin Nutter Butters and age them on that shit.

T- Here goes...Definitely Peanuts/PB in there. A little sweeter than I would have guessed but SEND ME MORE!! What an unusual brew, I dig it!

M- Gotta knock it on this count, a little thin for an oatmeal stout. Thicken this shit up and double the peanuts it's aged on and you have a **DING DING** Charlie Sheen type winner!

O- Solid for me, I'm a PB freak so I'm definitely in this beers corner.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 04:40:37 | More by sendsilk
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Brenden

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes are recent.

This one is very, very dark brown with some light sneaking in at the edges. A firm tan head about a finger and a half tall retains its form well and leaves patchy lacing behind.
The aroma is heavily on peanuts, nearly spot on with just a slight intrusion from the roasted malt accents of dark chocolate, raisin and coffee. The other aromas are just barely detectable, but just enough to draw from the perfection of fresh-roasted peanut.
The same goes for the flavor, though unlike the aroma, in which the malt is just enough to make a strong base without detracting from the pure peanut, other flavor notes do creep in underneath. Otherwise this one is simply awesomely peanuty.
The mouthfeel is also fantastic: I hardly realized this one was an oatmeal stout until I got that velvety smooth and creamy feel in a rich, medium-full body. This finishes long with a semi-sweet flavor lingering with the taste of roasted peanuts.
I think Short's got what they were shooting for here almost perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 17:25:02 | More by Brenden
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-11-2012 17:43:47 | More by danp14
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md655321

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-21-2014 20:07:01 | More by md655321
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
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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inilegna

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark & black like motor oil, fully opaque -- no light shining through this one. Light brown head.

S - Coffe & espresso on first sniff. Fresh green peanuts, just dug out of the ground (if you've ever grown peanuts you'll know what I mean). Hints of vanilla and earth.

T - Intense green peanut flavor mid pallette. Quite creamy with that signature Short's tartness, or what I call umami. Burnt toast on the the finish, with a smoky, roasted malt in there somewhere.

M - Smooth, creamy and medium bodied.

D - Goes down so VERY smoothly for a stout. Be careful with this one!

Serving type: growler

02-07-2011 03:43:24 | More by inilegna
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

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!

Serving type: growler

12-05-2009 18:37:30 | More by Viggo
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kegger22

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 17:25:35 | More by kegger22
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours nicely into beer mug. the brownish black bodied brew has a thin tan head that has good retention, moderate carbonation and excellent lacing that looks nice on the side of the mug. The smell is very much a roasted smell of coffee, peanuts, and some chocolate. The taste is of peanuts, a little bit of chocolate, caramel, some hops, and the ending taste is of coffee. It has a little bit of bitter in the taste, but mostly has a sweeter taste to it that is well balanced. The mouthfeel is a smooth creamy taste that has a nice medium to full body to this beer. The smoothness of this oatmeal stout makes this a beer that is very easy to drink. Great beer and a must try.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 08:40:46 | More by DannyDan
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Lauthaha

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Thick...initial head is a dark tan, while the beer itself is crude oil brown. Head dissipates pretty quickly, leaves a ring around the outside of the glass. Swirled around in the glass, the beer itself leaves a thick, oily residue on the glass. Looks really good.

Smell: Peanuts, for sure. The malt is nice and toasty, and there's just a hint of ester permeating the mix. Smells rich, just slightly sweet. For some reason, I am reminded of the Price is Right??? Hmm. I like the heavy peanut addition to the standard oatmeal stout formula.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Buttery feeling with an initial blast of peanut flavor. Swirled around on the tongue, some light carbonation reveals a gentle hop character. Super complex, taste goes between peanut, malt and hops with each passing second. Maybe a bit too crisp for an oatmeal stout...in my opinion.

Drinkability: A bit heavy and peanutty to drink all the time, but DEFINITELY worth a try. Haven't had anything like this before.

I would recommend this to peanut lovers, and stout lovers.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 02:09:41 | More by Lauthaha
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

12-10-2013 23:42:11 | More by JohnnieNepal
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nanobrew

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

11-14-2011 20:26:39 | More by nanobrew
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knight84

California

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
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
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I got this beer as part of a birthday present from my buddy Ben, thanks man. I been wanting to try this beer for a while now and today is my birthday so to celebrate today I am going to crack it open and see how it goes. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- This beer pours a nice dark black color with a fingers worth of mocha colored head that faded to a nice thin ring that left some lacing.

S- The aroma is straight up roasted malts and peanuts.

T- The roasted malts impart a nice bitter chocolate flavor that works well the tons of peanuts in this beer. The peanut flavor really sticks in your mouth.

M- On the thin side with medium carbonation.

D- If i had another bottle I would drink it. This beer has all the drinkablity of your average oatmeal stout but with much more flavor then you usually get.

Overall this was one different, kick ass beer. I thought the peanuts worked very well with the roasted malts. I would for sure get this beer again. Shorts continues to blow my mind with their crazy concoctions, keep up the good work guys.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 02:13:32 | More by StoutHunter
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

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!

Serving type: growler

12-05-2009 18:44:28 | More by grub
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DosBeerigos

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

C: Clear-ish
H: Almost Black
N: PEANNNUTS! OHH YEAHHH!

Big thanks to DimenHetfield for sharing this beer with me. This is one of those beers I have been looking for, and dying to try. Was it worth it? Yes! The beer is jammed packed with Peanuts and Roasted Malt all over the flavor. JUST WOW! Quite like what I expected heaven to be like (minus the hops!).

The roasted peanuts bring me back to my childhood, and eating peanuts at the old Tampa Stadium watching the Buccaneers play..well lose with my father. GREAT MEMORIES! When a beer takes you back to a special place in your life, that is how you know this is a very special beer! I will be hunting more of this down!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 14:45:02 | More by DosBeerigos
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webmanspidey

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 01:20:18 | More by webmanspidey
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

What an odd beer. Thanks to kzoobrew for the shorts goodness. Split w/ friends, poured into pint glass.

A- Deep dark brown with a bit of an off-white head that fizzes out quickly and leaves some spotty lace.

S- Very sweet, throws me for a loop. A bit of salty, briny nuttiness too. Interesting.

T- None of the sweetness that's in the nose. Good roast oatmeal stout flavors, and a meaty, salty peanut taste. Really good balance of flavors, the earthy, nutty taste goes well with the stout.

M- Strange. Almost drying, a finish like you've been chewing on peanuts. Earthy/musty. Very odd.

D- Fairly high. I enjoyed it more than my friends did, although I think all 3 of us were expecting a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup beer.

For what it is, it's tasty. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 14:59:44 | More by ShogoKawada
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mochaguy

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Hopcat for Short’s Birthday Party 12/13/12

Appearance: Deep brown with a short mocha head.

Smell: Roasted peanut and chocolate.

Taste: Just like the smell, roasted peanuts and chocolate with a long mild finish.

Mouth Feel: Quite smooth with mild carbonation and a medium body.

Overall: I really enjoyed this. Straightforward but with easily defined and pleasant mild flavors of roasted peanuts and chocolate without being overly sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2012 17:43:42 | More by mochaguy
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a small light tan head. In the aroma, dry peanut butter and sweet oatmeal roast. In the taste, a roasted malt and a sweet oatmeal to a dry nuttiness. A smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry to sweet oatmeal in the aftertaste. Nice dry nuttiness being balanced with a sweet oatmeal.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 18:42:13 | More by OWSLEY069
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
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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buschbeer

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A - Served in pint glass. I'm just gonna call this one black. Thin film of brown head the was gone in no time.

S - Peanuts as advertised. Chocolate and coffee.

T - Strong black coffee with peanuts on the back end and in the aftertaste.

M - Thick and viscous. Perfect! Very little carbonation.

D - This beer was a treat. Great flavors. Would enthusiastically recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 20:51:16 | More by buschbeer
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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
Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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