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Über Goober | Short's Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,313
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
243
pDev:
18.68%
 
 
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 154
Reviews by JordanEllwanger:
Photo of JordanEllwanger
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another rich dark opaque stout from Short's. Nearly black with a rich caramel colored head. Smells nutty like peanuts along with malty undertones. Tastes like a stout, rich malt and coffee grinds with a slight hint of peanuts. While slightly mellower than other stouts I have tried it still has some good twists in there. An innovative beer.
Cheers...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beersampler6
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of nickadams2
4.73/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A _ Pours black with a dark reddish brown hue around the edges.Thick creamy light brown head. Starts at two fingers length and then dissipates to one. stays all the way down to the last sip.Thick lacing that slides slowly down the glass. Beautiful.

S _ Smells great. Vanilla, cream, a little bitter chocolate , and finishes off nutty. Slight alcohol pick up.

T_ Tastes of vanilla and burnt chocolate. Finishes with the taste of peanuts which i like. Great example of an oatmeal stout.I for sure pick up bourbon in the finish. Ever so slightly but its definitely there.Nice touch.

M_ Nice creamy full bodied mouth feel. Thick and creamy.

D_ Very easy to drink. Goes down smooth and the tastes and smells go together beautifully. Nothing offensive to the palate or off putting. I was surprised this one wasn't rated higher.

I drank one of these on two separate occasions. Each time I felt this beer had a higher ABV than 6.5. I called shorts and the girl on the phone said the 2009 batch is 8.7 ABV.

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Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a re-review. I have left the original review with the original scores at the bottom of this review.

Thanks to RBlaszak for sending this bottle my way. Unlike the last time I had this beer, this beer is not a gusher. It pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is pretty nice. I get some peanut butter and chocolate, as well as a little bit of roasted malt.

The flavor is more of the same. The nutty flavor from the peanut butter goes very well with the chocolate and roasted malt. There is also a little bit of fruity tartness in the flavor which may be early signs of infection - but I can't be sure because this is the only bottle I had.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.5-2.5-2-3-2 = D+
Thanks to TasteTester for sending this beer to me.

The beer opens as a huge gusher. Looks like this one is infected.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a huge tan head. The aroma is peanuts with tartness. It also smells like the rum balls we used to make around Christmas time. The flavor starts off normal with some roasted malts and light peanuts before giving way to an extremely sour cherry character which is not appealing. Medium mouthfeel and prickly carbonation.

I want to like Shorts, but until they get their sanitation under control I won't be trading for any more of their beers.

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Photo of mikejonze
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of sculls65
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into imperial pint glass. As dark as dark can be with very little head. A dark tan almost copper colored ring hugs the inside of the glass. The smell is what makes this beer in my opinion...its like chocolate covered peanuts roasted in coffee. Taste is not too far behind..malt and peanuts taking center stage as it coats the tongue adequately. No problem finishing the bottle, doesnt cloy or bore , but you better like peanuts !

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Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of madeofsteel
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of TCJosh
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rudylaw
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as the dickens with a mocha head. Looks fantastic!

Smells like chocolate and hints of coffee. Smells like an empty bag of ball park peanuts!

Rich, roasty peanuts. Tastes almost like watery peanut butter. That yields to chocolate. This is interesting... but it gets a little old the further you progress through the 12oz.

Mouthfeel is silky and standard for an oatmeal stout. Low carbonation and a tad chewy. Another winner from Short's, but I was slightly disappointed in this one.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Brenden
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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Photo of sleestak4life
1.89/5  rDev -48.1%
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?

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Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Magpie14
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: massively black. No transparency and close to inky as the bartender poured loosely in the glass. No real slab of lace exists but what remains is a deep brown mahogany ring of foam. Some speckling is present on the inner walls of the glass...not much though, pretty clean

S: smell is huge oily redskin peanuts with plenty of dark roasted malts. A sweet tart smell permeates every whiff. The nose is by and far one of the most unique I have smelled in some time

T: nutty, sweet and tart, with a slight caramel feel. This beer has some incredibly interesting dimensions. The sweetness gathers tart and sour cherries with bitter chocolate flavors. Some of the chocolate is mixed with a few crushed coffee beans, oily peanuts, and a dose of oats or creamy oatmeal. This is a wild amalgamation of flavors.

M: finishes dry and tart with a good dose of pea-nutty flavors. For a stout it holds true to a heavier body and fairly smooth finish. Pretty nice feel.

D: I am one and done with this one. I love Shorts and always will support...this is one of my lesser favorites. But props need to go to Shorts for inventive style and venture

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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the new 6-pack seasonal. Tremendous roast aroma, black with fabulous brown head. Carbonation is right there. The taste is very sour, I cannot imagine that this is intentional. Yes, peanut, yes stout. But sour? Above average mouthfeel, but sour is one step backward for me, one big step backward for the masses.

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Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of mikey711
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a syrupy thick black with a quarer inch thick of brown head. the head did not retain very well aside for one nice ring around the top of the beer.

S: The initial note definitely is reese peanut butter cups!!! That just make me smile. Aside from the peanut butter there is a nice roasty note sweetness from the oatmeal. I am very pleased to see they were able to accomplish what they intended with this beer. At times it also smells like reeses peanut butter puffs cereal.

T: It starts out nicely with a bitter roasted note which I prefer in stouts before transition to some milky oat sweetness before finishing with the peanut butter note. The flavors stand out a bit more individually rather than as a whole but it is still very enjoyable.

M: A slight bit of heat is present and it is a little rough around the edges but there is a good amount of body present.

D: A unique beer to say the least and I think I could only enjoy one in a sitting but I really enjoyed it and cant wait to try the PB&J

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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Got this bottle courtesy of Telix. Pours out dark, almost black with a two finger peanut shell colored head that quickly fizzles out. The nose is exactly what the bottle has promised, an oatmeal stout with peanuts. The peanut aroma isn't overpowering, but it is pleasantly noticeable in the background. Unfortunately the peanuts don't have the same effect in the taste. The flavor of the roasted oats are overpowered by the salty, oily quality of the peanuts. There is only a hint of peanut flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin, oily and overall a little lacking. The peanuts make the beer bitter and hard to drink. I didn't know exactly what to expect with this one but was somehow disappointed.

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Photo of nickd717
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle shared by bring - thanks, Barry! I heard this one might be a little infected/tart, and what do you know...it was. Not necessarily a terrible thing though.

Pours black with a nice one-finger peanut butter colored head that leaves light foam on the beer as it settles. Impressive for a beer that presumably has head-killing peanut oils in it.

Aroma is roast and lots of peanut butter, with some wild tartness.

Flavor is very similar to the aroma. Really a great peanut butter flavor in there. Without the tartness, this could be an impressive beer, and hell, it's still not bad. It is interesting, that's for sure, especially with the lactic tartness.

Medium bodied and fairly smooth on the palate with mild acidity.

Drinkability is average. I like what they did here, and appreciate the fact that it's probably tough to add peanuts without getting the beer infected in some way. My advice is to drink this as fresh as possible!

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Über Goober from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 243 ratings