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

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 85
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sudmissle on 12-21-2007)
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alexgash

Connecticut

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 02:17:03 | More by alexgash
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tulip from a previously unopened growler (4 days old).

A - Pours black with a small dark brown head that goes away relatively quickly. No lacing.

S - Peanuts, roasted malts, chocolate. Unlike some other peanut butter stouts, this was distinctly just peanuts, not a peanut butter smell.

T - Tasted like the smell, I found it very enjoyable. The peanut taste was the boldest flavor - finished smooth without a harsh aftertaste.

M - Medium body, little carbonation.

O - This was my favorite from the night between the Turtle, Smore and Uber. This had a lot more drinkability and to finish it off, we combined this with Soft Parade to make the 'PB&J'. Another job well done from Shorts, I hope I can find Bottles of this soon.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2012 02:10:37 | More by BeRanger
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 release, poured in to a tulip pint.

Deep brown bodied beer though if you would call it black I would not argue. Largely opaque, only a slight slimmer of light breaks through the thinnest edge to reveal a crimson highlight. The pour was relatively strong however the resulting head was a bit meager. The one finger head quickly receded leaving a slight brown sugar colored ring around the top.

The aroma is captivating. The roasted peanut aroma shines, while pairing extremely well with the dark chocolate aromas which are set just beneath.

Roasted malt and chocolate flavors are more up front in the taste in comparison to the aroma. The peanut on the tongue cannot compete with itself in the nose but it does deliver a solid secondary flavor. The bulk of the peanut flavor is noted lingering on the tongue during the aftertaste. Hints of molasses and slightly burnt caramel settle in towards the back of the palate. A silky sweetness can be observed through out.

The mouthfeel has me going back and forth a bit. The overall body falls somewhere between medium and full. The texture is very creamy which gives the perception of a fuller body. The texture is smooth and slightly oily. The finish lingers and leans toward the longer side.

Joe Short wants you to think when you drink. He wants you to think about how his beers work when common sense says it never will. He wants you to think about why no one has done this before. Ok, maybe that is just what I am thinking when I drink his beers but I am sure he would appreciate the thought. Uber Goober is a very good beer. Not a session beer but on I would not think twice about a repeat. One worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 00:44:54 | More by kzoobrew
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a DFH pint glass. Pours a jet black with a thin spritzy dark mocha head that drops very quickly.

Aromas of dark roast coffee, roast grains, dark cocoa, and a big punch of roasted peanuts.

Flavors of a, well, unsweetened reese's peanut butter cup. Dark cocoa powder, dark roast coffee, roasted malt, and peanuts.

Mouthfeel is silky, light, not quite watery.

Overall, well, it works. Interesting mix of flavors. Nothing aggressive or offensive. Couldn't see sitting down and drinking a number of these, but one a sitting is good. Seek it out for nothing more than the novelty works.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 03:31:34 | More by JamnesCameron
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StormKing47

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh one finally received in a trade from regular trading partner erikkoppin. Thanks Erik for this hope there's no infection this time so here goes...

A- A very rich charred looking nearly opaque black. Magnificent looking with no light shining through and a great amount of carb leading to a light brown/khaki head with some brown spotting. Looks like a typical gorgeous stout, but the carb level has me nervous for infection that I had the last time.

S- A quick and nervous sniff reveals a great warm peanut smell reminiscent of the ball park. Loving it, a more refined smell reveals a great barrage of warm peanuts backed up by a very subtle and light roastiness and faint coffee. Very intriguing and a sigh of relief.

T- Wow an immediate rush of roasted, fresh coffee. Simply great a nice malty sweetness with some bitter coffee. What a great, simple and clean taste. As it warms the peanuts show up in the finish a very good contrast of roasted coffee sweet and bitterness with the sharp salted peanuts. Very well done.

M- Nice, thick and slightly viscous. Has a medium-full body with slight chewiness and a great coating without any carb tingle which is great. No infection this year so far. Hopefully it stays that way, I probably won't cellar, but who knows.

D- Definitely a very interesting beer that must be enjoyed fresh because of previous vintages. Love it now it's a great contrast in flavors and senses. Enjoy it soon.

Another brew from the mad scientists of food based beers. I hope to someday travel and visit the brewpub. Very nice job Shorts!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 02:37:31 | More by StormKing47
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Roke87

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle Poured at Cellar temperature into a snifter.

Appearance- Very dark brown, pretty much black with a nice one finger tan head that quickly dissipates to a very thin lace, leaving some spotting till the finish.

Smell- You can most definitely smell the peanuts in this one, personally I really like the smell of this, roasted malts with a small touch of chocolate in there.

Taste- Peanuts definitely dominate the the taste, roasted malts come into play with a small touch of the chocolate making its way through in the end.

Mouthfeel- Kind of on the thin side for a stout, but still has a nice creaminess to it. Not very carbonated but most stouts aren't anyways, has a great peanutbutter taste that lingers till the end.

Overall- A great stout and a good change from the usual. Personally I really liked the added roasted peanut taste in this one, and would definitely drink it again. A very solid offering from Short's here.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 01:07:30 | More by Roke87
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into swifter. Purchased from Keweenaw Co-op for $10.99/6 pack.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown/black with thin head that moves to a thin film covering.

Nose: Roasted peanuts, sweet corn, some hop bitterness. The nose is a real pleasure.

Taste: Fresh, dried oat flavor. Great. Roasted malt, dark chocolate.

Mouth: Could be a bit more creamy. Pleasant enough. The mouth feel is a small let down. Seems highly carbonated and a bit coke-like.

Drink and overall: I think its solid. Compared to other oatmeal stouts like FBS and WnB, it falls short, mostly on the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 01:05:24 | More by MarcatGSB
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womencantsail

California

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a rather vsicous oily black with a fluffy mocha colored cap that rose just shy of two fingers. Head settled to form a thin layer and left spider web lacing all over the place.

Dark roast and bitter chocolate show up first followed by rolled oats and peanuts. The roast and chocolate are the dominant forces here, but as it warms the oats and peanuts step up to the plate a bit.

The flavor profile is very similar to the nose. Dark roast and bitter chocolate up front while the oats and peanuts lend some drying sweetness on the back end. The one thing I have noticed with the Short's beers I have had is the cumulative effect. The peanut flavor started off subtle and then built and built over time. I thought that the peanuts worked well with the beer overall.

A full mouthfeel with a perfect level of carbonation. Thick and chewy thanks to the cumulative nature of the peanuts, but still maintaining a consistent smoothness throughout.

I found this to be rather enjoyable. I like peanuts. I like oatmeal stouts. I really like peanuts in my oatmeal stout. I would definitely seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 15:46:29 | More by ColForbinBC
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from Dec. 2010

Pours black with carbonation clinging to the side of the pint glass.

Smells of peanuts and earthy roasted malts. The peanut smell works very well with the malts.

Taste is similar to smell, with chocolate and a faint amount of hops coming through. Also a decent creaminess.

Medium to almost light mouthfeel. The lingering earthiness is very nice.

I thought this was a well made stout with a nice flavor profile. My friend referred to Uber Goober and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups as "the adult milk and cookies". Can't say I disagree.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 03:16:07 | More by warnerry
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-07-2012 01:25:56 | More by TimoP
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 05:09:34 | More by mjtiernan
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-21-2012 03:45:19 | More by cynical1027
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-11-2012 15:28:32 | More by jsanford
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HardyA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-31-2014 01:36:00 | More by HardyA
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-02-2013 16:42:42 | More by ssimpson89
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FedExPope

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-21-2011 03:30:30 | More by FedExPope
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-21-2012 21:38:14 | More by JamesShoemaker
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-17-2011 00:37:33 | More by TasteTester
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KeefD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Hokenfloken

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 01:39:18 | More by Hokenfloken
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-13-2012 21:35:25 | More by klipper
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-23-2011 14:22:01 | More by waiting4lunch
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bezakjon

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-11-2011 16:35:39 | More by bezakjon
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GoldenChild

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 13:22:57 | More by GoldenChild
Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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