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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
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220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 86
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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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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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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billab914

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Bruery glass. It poured a dark, cola like color with a thin and fizzy head to it. The head faded down to almost nothing after a minute or so.

The aroma really smells like peanuts. It reminds me a little like a bag of ball game peanuts in that you get the shells, nuts, salt and a bit of a peanut buttery flavor. Behind the peanuts I get just a bit of a roasty, bitterness.

The peanuts are also immediately recognizable in the flavor. Like the aroma, I get a lot of the salty, earthy, peanut shell to it, I'm kind of reminded of being at a ballgame. I get some roastedness to the nutty flavor as well. I'd say they they did a pretty good job of getting some real peanut flavor in it, but I didn't get much of the stout flavors unfortunately .

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style, with moderate carbonation. Overall it was a very interesting beer. It really did taste like a roasty bag of peanuts. I got a lot of the salty, earthy, peanut shell flavors to it and not nearly as much of the peanut butter flavor I expected. It was interesting and a cool beer to try but I couldn't drink that much of it. In my opinion, a little more stout flavors coming through would have gone a long way. It also felt a bit salty overall. Very cool beer overall, and they did a pretty good job at getting some real peanut flavor to come through. I just don't think it was for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 01:31:19 | More by billab914
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HopHead84

California

1.75/5  rDev -51.4%
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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THECPJ

Delaware

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown almost black with a finger mocha hed

smell: peanuts, mocha, roast, coffee

taste: oatmeal, peanuts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium to full body, creamy smooth

overall: very nice oatmeal stout. one of the better beers from Short's.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 16:56:08 | More by THECPJ
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Clarkston Union. This was dark brown and opaque, with a thick tan head thereupon. It smells sweet and all malts, peanuts somewhat noticeable. If I didn't expect peanuts I would have been searching for a way to describe the aroma, but you can tell there's something new in there.

The beer tastes a little richer than it smells, sort of sweet in a milk stout way, but creamy in an oatmeal stout way. The flavors are roasted malts and nuts, pretty good but not something I crave in a beer.

This was a one and done for me, same as many Shorts beers. They try a lot of odd things, but Huma Lupa Licious is the only one I return to regularly.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2010 10:46:28 | More by TurdFurgison
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2012 02:10:58 | More by Zaphog
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 01:35:32 | More by xnicknj
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -38.9%
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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jrallen34

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 02:26:35 | More by jrallen34
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Massive thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one with funkydelic and I at an impromptu tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller sampler wine glass. Poured a deep dark brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted peanuts, salty, and slight fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, nutty, and subtle saltiness. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Nothing too awe-inspring going on in this one at all. It honestly reminded me of eating roasted peanuts on both the aroma and the flavor. More so in the aroma though, as it wasn't as salty in the flavor fortunately. Glad I got to try this one, but doubt I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 12:52:39 | More by thagr81us
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 00:22:10 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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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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AgentZero

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Black beer with with a finger of brown head that dissipates rather quickly, doesn't leave much on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells a lot like a stout, with requisite roast. There is a very strong peanut smell here, which I enjoy.

T - Unfortunately this beer is massively infected. There is a lactic sourness to it.

M - Medium to full bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

O - Wasn't going for a lactic tart stout. Beer has a lot of potential with a very nice roasted peanut. Unfortunately like way too many Shorts beers, this one was horribly infected. They really need to get that under control.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 03:22:49 | More by AgentZero
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

12-21-2012 03:33:59 | More by chippo33
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DefenCorps

Oregon

1.83/5  rDev -49.2%
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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gford217

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a very dark brown almost black with a thin tan head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass. The nose was quite nice consisting of peanut butter, slight coffee, chocolate, and booze notes. The flavor caught me by surprise cause it seems like it is infected due to the sour character it has on the palate. It did have the peanut butter and choclate notes but I don't think the tart sourness is intentional. There was also a little booze and coffee notes as well. The brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, tart, and boozy finish. It did not drink that good due to the sour character on this oatmeal stout. Usaully I expect some creaminess from this sytle. Well too bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 18:55:21 | More by Gobzilla
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-30-2013 13:17:31 | More by DmanGTR
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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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sweemzander

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 00:50:43 | More by sweemzander
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maximum12

Minnesota

1.73/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to malty, again, as I work my way through this case plus of Short's goodness that we swapped over the weekend of the Great Taste. More than half gone, easy!

Pours a hard, unsmiling black. Less fizz & drang than my last beer, thankfully. First smell out of the gate is delicious, reminding me of my favorite candy bar, a Reese's Peanut Butter cup, & then...no, no, not the scary dark fruit smell. Please, I just had one, not again!

Uber Goober is plainly infected, dammit. One sip & the peanuts announce their presence with authority; wow! Wonderful addition to a beer, I'd like to see this done again, & more often. It holds off the meaty stout underneath nicely, but then gets stabbed in the back by the infection. Dark, bitter tartness rushes in & really ruins the effect of those magical nuts, both in taste, mouthfeel, & drinkability.

Man, this is really too bad. I can *almost* taste a really excellent, incredibly unique beer underneath the critters who've fouled all over the Goober. If Short's makes this beer again I'd be happy to try it - very, very fresh. Right now though, not good. Two drain pours in a row.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 02:41:25 | More by maximum12
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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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hopdog

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: growler

01-30-2009 13:19:09 | More by hopdog
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I got this beer from kzoobrew. Thanks Kevin!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - black with a small, short-lived cocoa colored head.

S - roasted malt with a hint of nut. I guess I was expecting more after reading some of the reviews.

T - once again the nutty flavor is in the background not upfront or overpowering. It is a decent tasting brew but nothing extraordinary.

F - medium bodied with low carbonation.

O - meh.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 01:08:50 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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