Über Goober
Short's Brewing Company

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,178
Ranked #37,123
3.71 | pDev: 18.06%
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Über Goober is an Oatmeal Stout brewed with peanuts. Pitch black in color with a mocha head, this beer has strong aromas of peanut butter, roast, chocolate, and oats. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, the well-balanced chocolate and peanut flavors meld together like a peanut butter cup with a smooth finish. One of the oldest stouts in the Short’s portfolio, when found on tap at the pub it can be blended with Soft Parade to create PB&J Stout.
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a small foamy head that lasts a reasonable amount of time. Aroma of roasted peanuts. Taste is sweet with Good mouth feel. Actually taste better as it warms.

Feb 25, 2020
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Beejay from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: dark black in color with a dark brown head.

S: There is a lactic sweetness to this. Light caramel, light roasted grain, and a little bit of oatmeal.

T: Roasted grain, dark bread, raisin, and a slight coffee kick. I only get the faintest hint of nuttiness in it. The peanut comes out a little more as it warms.

M: Medium thick in body, with moderate carbonation, and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

O: Overall a pretty good beer, but there is a little lack of the key flavor advertised on the bottle.

Oct 29, 2019
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MacMalt from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I received this from @woemad in a BIF box. Poured into a snifter glass. It pours almost ink black with a thin, creamy mocha-colored head that dissipated rapidly. On the nose there is roasted malt, brownie dough, and modest peanut. The taste follows the nose and there is more chocolate and less peanut than I anticipated. The oatmeal becomes more prevalent as the glass warms. There is also a touch of bitter char particularly at the finish. The feel is rather typical for an Oatmeal Stout: thin with moderate carbonation. It's an easy drinker at 6.3% ABV. Overall, it's a decent Oatmeal Stout but not really distinguished.

May 05, 2019
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: black and think w average tan head lacing
S: peanut is at the forefront and not a lot else
T: like smell peanut is front and center light roast malt notes
Overall crisp and drinkable with peanut leading the way

Apr 28, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a whiskey tumbler glass, this beer pours pitch black and forms a little under a finger of caramel colored crown that dissipates quickly.

The nose brings peanut butter tangling with a chocolate presence to create a Reese’s like effect. Some roasty malts.

The taste has a nice nuttiness with that chocolate still present. Some cream, some roasty malts present.

Mouthfeel is creamy and extremely smooth. Nice thick creaminess with a full body for an oatmeal stout.

Overall, it’s a solid oatmeal stout. Chocolate and nuttiness while being smooth and creamy. Respect the flavor and full body it brought while being a quite reasonable ABV.

Feb 22, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I found this to be an outstanding beer. It seemed to embody all the best qualities of a great nutty oatmeal stout, and I thought it deserved a much higher ratings than on this site. Pours a nice, deep dark brown color with some nice tan head and a little spotty lingering lacing. Smells great - nice medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, roasted nuttiness, caramel and vanilla notes, along with some more faint aromas of malt and bread. Taste follows the nose, and that nuttiness was of perfect intensity. I’ve had some other peanut-forward beers that were way too intense and came with some oily greasiness. Not this one. Smooth, slightly rich, full, sticky mouthfeel with some coating of the palate. Good carbonation. An excellent, tasty beer, one that I greatly enjoyed and found very easy to drink. Definitely does not have to be paired with sweet food - worked just as well with savory dinner.

Feb 10, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, snifter glass. Dark brown body, nearly black, one finger brown head that is short-lived, no lacing. Smell is very nutty, with an astringent earth and a bit of cocoa. Not too much more beyond that, but the nuttiness is nice. Oats and a bit of roast. Flavour is a bit more astringent and has less of the nutty aroma, which gives way to a little bit of a frothy umami flavour. This could use a bit more sweetness, perhaps a lactose or vanilla addition. Lighter medium bodied, good carbonation, reasonably balanced but falls a bit short of its promise as a peanut butter stout.

Jan 30, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a (light) peanut butter cup in my glass. The pour is black with a dense tan head. Milk chocolate and peanut butter aromas - I’m literally salivating.

The taste has the milk chocolate and peanut butter flavors, but the mouthfeel is a bit lighter than expected for the style. Still a pleasure to drink, I’ll have more of thi.

Jan 30, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/13/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peanut butter, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of toffee, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of PB, dark/roast/bready malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peanut butter, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of toffee, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal/floral/grassy hop, and roasted bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peanut butter, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted oats, dark/brown bread, light smoke/dark fruit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish fora while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of PB, dark/roast/bready malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and no cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.3%. Overall this is an excellent flavored oatmeal stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of PB, dark/roast/bready malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Pretty much perfectly balanced between PB and nicely rich malt complexity; with restrained fruity yeast and mild earthy hops against sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on English style example. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

Jan 21, 2019
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/13/18. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a dark khaki head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Hints of peanuts, chocolate and hazelnut. The flavors are bold. More peanuts and hazelnut. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate is there. Some roasted characteristics. Mild sweetness. It's not that bitter. Nice malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and slightly velvety. Easy drinking stuff.

This is a nice stout. The peanuts shine without completely dominating. I really like this one.

Jan 09, 2019
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely fantastic release. Poured from bottle to snifter. Deep black in color with a finger of khaki foam. Quick to dissipate, no lacing. Big nutty aroma, with cocoa and coffee grounds. Flavor is equally large, with peanut butter/chocolate /roast malt flavors blending nicely. Full, soft feel, slightly oily. Quite delicious!

Dec 28, 2018
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
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

Jan 31, 2014
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64oz Growler

This is my first taste of Short's. Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout is black. So black not a hint of light shines through even when directly backlit. There was even some gurgling as I filled my glass from the growler. A dense creamy two finger milk chocolate head formed on the pour that fell to a solid cap and left great spider webbed lacing on its way down.

It's my understanding that this was brewed with peanut puree and after sticking my nose in the glass it certainly appears that way. Strong initial aroma of crushed peanuts with the husk (is that the right word? not the shells but the skins) on them. As the nuttiness fades bakers chocolate shows up along with a touch of freshly brewed coffee. The finish brings along a moderate roastiness and a ghost like hint of alcohol. My original score for the smell was 4 but as this beer warms the roastiness and coffee combine with the chocolate creating a combo of chocolate peanut butter. Excellent!

I was a little longwinded in my description of the smell so I'll keep it short here. Quick flash of peanut butter up front before being overtaken by dark chocolate and fresh brewed coffee. These two combine to be soft and not overwhelming. Before you know it the peanut butter and chocolate come back on the finish along with a solid roastiness. This is a really interesting and delicious oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style. The oatmeal gives a great velvety smoothness from front to back. The body is full without being heavy. The roastiness on the finish leaves a balancing bitterness.

This beer is supremely sip-able. The velvety smoothness really helps things along. It got blustery cold all of a sudden and this is a good choice to drink away an evening such as tonight.

This is my first taste of Shorts brewing thanks to Hoppymeal. Uber Goober is an excellently brewed oatmeal stout with the uniqueness to take it a step above the rest. Hopefully I can get my hands on some more from Short's down road. Thanks again Derek!

Reviewed: 1/30/08

Aug 18, 2013
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BlissJunkie from Michigan

2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Every time I have had this beer, it tastes infected. Not a bret sour but something way more lacto. Under the sour notes I can smell the peanuts so I can see where it would have potential in a healthy batch. First time I had it was in their first release of six pack bottles when they were still using the gold caps instead of the white with black logo on it. All of that run of uber gubber and pbj were infected and recalled. Maybe I was so affected by that batch I can taste any amount of misplaced bacteria in every newer batch.

Jan 11, 2013
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anth0ny from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a freshly opened growler (exactly 2 weeks old).

Deep dark brown with a moderate head, light brown in color. Head disappears quickly with little to no lacing.

Peanuts up front with underlying chocolate and burnt malt aromas. Very nice.

Tastes like a cookie. The peanut flavor and bitter chocolate almost meld into each other. Decent stout body underneath. Quite simple but very tasty and drinkable. The peanut-chocolate combo is not overwhelming or too sweet by any means. Alcohol could be hidden better.

Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth mouth. Very mild.

Overall I liked it a lot, but definitely room for improvement.

Jan 05, 2013
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mochaguy from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Dec 14, 2012
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BeRanger from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Jan 06, 2012
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madeofsteel from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a thick, pitch black. Forms a half inch of brown head, but only after a very hard pour. No retention, little lacing.

S - Burnt peanuts, malt, mild sour funk.

T - Much more approachable than the nose lets on. Less burnt, and more like peanut butter, but without a lot of the sweetness. Nice and bitter. Thankfully, the sour in the nose is not present.

M - Little carbonation. Creamy, but also sort of dry near the finish. Messy on the tongue.

O - Definitely one of my favorite specialties from Short's, although some complaints about souring led me to believe it might be an issue with handling. So a fresh growler was in order, and sure enough, no problems. Delicious.

Dec 29, 2011
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slentz from Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle to tulip at about 50 degrees.

A: Easy pour down the center of the glass leads to about a finger worth of head that recedes very quickly. Lot of carbonation here. Head disappears to a thin ring within seconds. Not the best looking stout. 3.0

S: First smell is of burnt malts, light sweetness, a little brown sugar. Smells kind of strange, has a smokey smell and other stuff going on really cant pin point it though. 3.0

T: Taste is somewhat sour, tart, really strange. One of the strangest tasting oatmeal stouts I have ever had. Not really all that enjoyable to be honest. 2.5

M: Mouthfeel is pretty flat not much going on here. 2.5

O: Overall I really did not enjoy this at all. It is very below average. A drain pour for me. I would not seek this out again. 2.5

Oct 20, 2011
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harrymel from Washington

3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: unk

A: pours a dark brown on black with a thin sheet of mocha foam which falls quickly to a scattered sheet of the same. No lace. Clarity irrelevant.
S: Sitting with my face a good 18" from the glass, I can smell the roasted oatmeal malts. I can smell the peanuts. As I approach the glass I get even more peanuts, some cardboard, some burnt toast. These all meld well enough, and the beer creates the novelty it adverts. I also like it (but in limited encounters)
T: Hmm, initially sweet, then a pinch of tartness and then I start to be able to try and appreciate the flavors. The beer has a slight soy sauce flavor on it (which I really appreciate in SA Triple Bock '97), but I'm not encouraged by the circumstances here. Some bitter soil tones here as well.
M: Medium on thin bodied with moderate carb. Semi-dry finish.
O: I'm a bit torn on this beer. On one hand the nose is quite strong and meets the advertised tones of the beer. On the other hand, the flavor profile indicates something is not quite right. Hard to tell if this is a yeast issue, sanitation issue, oil issue or simply my palate on the intended beer. After I've had half the glass, the tartness has become less evident allowing the peanuts and malts to resurface again. Would I drink again? Yes. Would I prefer on tap? Yes - as I've had less issues with novelty beers deviating from their former selves associated with bottle conditions and dating issues. Worth a peak as a beer.

Oct 15, 2011
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AgentZero from Illinois

2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

Sep 30, 2011
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cwguy5 from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks marine1975 for a share of this. Poured from bottle into a Highland 'mini-pint.'

A - deep brown color with almost no head and no lacing
S - dark chocolate Reese's cup with some bready malts
T - some dark malt and bread; slight tangy flavor with a moderate peanut butter finish
M - light carbonation over; thin body; very smooth
D - an interesting beer; i would like to see more oatmeal character come through personally; pretty drinkable all in all

Sep 07, 2011
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kjyost from Canada (MB)

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of TheSevenDuffs. Glad to try this off kilter beer! No date on the bottle served between 6-8C into a tulip.

A: A hard pour produces minimal brown head with next to no retention and almost zero lacing. A thick stout is clearly on the prowl here though with an opaque body.
S: Thick dark roasted notes with molasses, an oily peanut butter like aroma comes about too. An odd mix.
T: More of the same on the palate. Lots of roasty notes, with an oily peanut that lingers and keeps some of the sweetness back. Personally the two flavours don't pair very well, although they do come across at two different times...
M: Oily, very low carbonation. Cloying at first yet finishes oily and peanuty.
O: Glad I've tried this concoction... Not sure I am going to be looking for this one ever again except to foist on others. Nevertheless, nice try at it.

Aug 24, 2011
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

In a trade with TheSevenDuffs. Thanks man!

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Black pour, almost opaque, makes a small, medium looking, tan head with relatively lousy retention. Fades quickly to a light wisp and ring. Black body and no carbonation evident. A light, splotchy wisp and ring remain until the end leaving dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking, but head need more staying power.

SMELL: A bit of roasted and smoky malt, but lots of peanut butter for sure. Nose is mild but quite one-dimensional. It’s a peanut butter beer.

TASTE: Weird. I should stop there, but I won’t. Roasted nuances and some caramel, then mostly peanut butter through the middle and into the finish. Tastes mostly like synthetic peanut butter with some licorice and caramel sweetness. Aftertaste is medium in strength and persistent, with caramel and peanut butter stealing the show.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A touch of heat at the back after the swallow. Pretty good feel.

OVERALL: I appreciate the attempt and the willingness to experiment, but this was not my thing. Peanut butter tasted somewhat synthetic and out of place in the beer, while it also masked any other attempt at creating complexity. This is a bit of a novelty that I can see people trying once, but I just can’t imagine drinking this on a regular basis. It was interesting, but it’s a one-and-done for me. Thanks again TheSevenDuffs.

Aug 22, 2011
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sleestak4life from Michigan

1.89/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is coffee, light peanuts and...dammit, there it is again. The sour smell that means for the second year in a row I’ve fallen prey to infected Goober. Taste, lightly roasty with subtle peanut butter and yep, a foul, sour finish. Mouthfeel is unpleasantly slick and lacking in body. God, when will I frickin’ learn with Shorts’ oddball releases?

Jul 19, 2011
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