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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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3.62/5
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229 Ratings
Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal StoutShort's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sudmissle on 12-21-2007

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#35,834
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
229
pDev:
19.34%
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Photo of womencantsail
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of steadydose
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured Uber Goober into a tulip glass. Black body on this beer w/ a 2 finger mocha brown head. Looks thick when swirled around and carbonation looks tight on the side of the glass.

On to the smell. Wow! this beer really smells like peanut butter.

First few sips I got a lot of the roasted taste, not as much as peanut in the taste as there is in the smell. I also detect some tartness in the taste and finish. Not sure why that's there, but I'm going to let this one warm up a little bit and see if that goes away.
15 min... later

Well, a lot more roastyness is in the taste now, but the tart qualities are still there. Doesn't make the beer unenjoyable, but I'd prefer it to not be a part of the flavor profile. Every once in a while I get some of the roasted peanuts in the taste, and a salty taste as well.

Well carbonated beer, and the finish last pretty long. Dry, roasted, tart flavors are left linging to the inside of my mouth.

Overall Uber Goober was for me a unique brew. I really liked the aroma of this beer. Glad to have tried it, wonder if some time in the bottle would smooth things out and integrate the flavors a little better. The combo of roasted malt, coffee flavors just didn't go well with the tart finish on this beer for me. Really fun beer to try, high points on creativity, but not a beer I would want to drink too often.

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Photo of mothman
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
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!

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Photo of jampics2
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with tan head that forms a solid ring.

Smell is bitterness, chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of metalic, yeasty note that keeps this one from a higher score.

Taste is nice. Roasted malt, chocolate, and nutty, earthy elements. It doesn't come together perfectly, but there is certainly a peanut butter cup element from time to time. A bit hot, and some oily/vegetal elements in the immediate aftertaste. The best
part honestly is smacking my lips after a sip.

Mouthfeel is nice for an oatmeal stout except for the slight oily feeling after the bitterness subsides. But spot on viscosity and carb.

Drinkability is nice. This isn't a hokey flavored beer as I feared. It's a great shot at a unique flavor profile and Shorts should be proud of this and their other new offerings.

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Photo of KeefD
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of knight84
4.2/5  rDev +16%
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.

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Photo of nickadams2
4.73/5  rDev +30.7%
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 FrankenBrew
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Leah at shorts for hooking me and my buddy up with this delicious growler and 5 cases of shorts delight.

A- black as night with a nice copper/tan head dissipating over time.

S-upfront smells of chocolate with overtones of peanut and a little booze. The smell of roasted malt is also evident.

T- a peanut butter explosion in my mouth, in a very good way. This beer is just phenomenal. The peanut butter creaminess is balanced with the malt and hop bitterness. Hints of Cocoa are also in play.

M-full bodied and thick. It does justice to the imperial stout style.

D-It drinks really well, especially considering the 9% ABV. The booze is certainly masked by the peanuts and this makes for a really great imperial stout.

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Photo of mikey711
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
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 techfed87
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Has a very nutty scent to it.

In a word, this beer is "fun". I've never had a mellower, nicer beer than this, that has tasted distinctively like peanuts in its aftertaste. True, it doesn't fit a specific flavor genre, but with a name like "Uber Goober" I wouldn't expect it to.

It's chewy, moderately carbonated, and a pure pleasure to drink.

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Photo of alexgash
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
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!

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Photo of kbeals
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark black with about a finger of dark brown head. Head dissipates rather quickly, some lacing but not much. Looks about as expected although the head retention was disappointing.

S- Roasted and bitter smells come through. Some peanut aroma but more of a coffee smell. As the beer warms a sort of mediciney, alcohol smell starts to appear. Not very impressive.

T- Lots of roasted flavors. I just can't pick up peanuts in this brew however. Mostly a very bitter coffee or chocolate taste. Again, as it warms it sort of tastes like alcohol or medicine.

M- Good heavy body like an oatmeal stout should. Adequate amounts of carbonation lead to a smooth mouthfeel.

D- Pretty drinkable save for the taste and aroma.

I don't know about this one. I've had two bottles of it and I just can't like it and I can't pick up the other flavors and aromas others are picking up. I don't know if maybe my bottles are bad but I'll keep trying it and if it gets any better I'll be sure to update my review.

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Photo of rudylaw
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
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 danielharper
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pour dark brown, almost black, with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly.

S: Dry and roasty, mild notes of peanuts. Hints of sweetness, just a touch of chocolate. Not a whole lot of aroma at all, to be honest.

T: Sweet roasted chocolate malt up front, with a dose of dry peanuts on the back end. Some residual sweetness on the finish with a dry and malty aftertaste. A bit astringent on the aftertaste, as well.

M: Moderate thickness, low hops, but the carbonation bites the tongue a bit.

D: This is actually pretty relaxing and drinkable. The recipe could use a bit of tweaking, but who else would even think to make a peanut-based Oatmeal Stout? If it was just a touch sweeter I'd like it more, I think.

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Photo of Telix
2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a DFH chalice.

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown, very opaque with a small chocolate colored head. Low carbonation, zero lacing. It's really completely average for the style.

S: Some surprising bitterness and roastiness on the nose. Some chocolate, some bite in there. It's pretty mild, not really ideal or anything. Mildly appetizing.

T: This has many of the same weaknesses of Cup A Joe, in my opinion. It's really unintegrated and quite syrupy. It opens with some creaminess and quickly gives way to a chocolatey/somewhat peanutty middle, and finishes with a roasted bitterness. There is a decent amount of tongue bite the whole time, as well. While this sounds "complex", it really just feels like a mess in the mouth - not much meshes together into a complete beer and just feels like a bad homebrew.

M: Nice enough. It's creamy, sort of thick, not perfect or anything. It's a pretty good match for the beer style. The carbonation level is a real weakness, it's so flat it makes the sweet beer even more syrupy.

D: Meh. I wanted to stop drinking it after maybe half the bottle, but stuck with it to get my review notes done. I wouldn't drink another one voluntarily.

It's funny, these limited edition Short's releases are going to get at least B+'s across the board, but so far are unimpressive.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours thick with a brown head that quickly fades away. The brew is opaque, with little droplets of oil floating on the surface.

S: The bouquet is bold, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and primarily peanuts.

T: Very rich, with chocolate and molasses in the forefront, with a handful of peanuts in the aftertaste.

M: Thick body with a slight slickness to it.

D: A must have for any fan of both peanuts and stouts. A one of a kind brew that is both tasty and well produced. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into DFH snifter.

A - Pours black with a minimal tan-colored head that leaves a trace of lacing and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

S - Peanuts, chocolate, malts, and alcohol...maybe too much hotness for 6.5%.

T - Crunchy peanut butter, dark chocolate, malts, and too much alcohol. Pretty damn hot for only 6.5%, which takes away from this one a bit. I'm not sure if this is really 6.5%...tastes like 10%.

M - Perhaps a bit too thin, slight carbonation, smooth.

D - I prefer Mystery and Cup A Joe to this one....not bad.

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Photo of WeisGuy
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a - pours just short of pitch black with a late-developing light brown head, little retention or lacing

s - smells a bit like a burnt Reese's peanut butter cup but with good fresh ground peanut butter like that which you can get at Whole Foods, dark chocolate and char

t - bitter dark chocolate and fresh roasted peanuts up front, more bitter chocolate and hints of day old coffee on the mid-palate, finish is a bit awkward bordering on unpleasant with a strong alcohol flavor mixed with bitter chocolate, strong bourbon notes linger on the palate, quite hot and tastes well beyond its 6.5% abv, still, there are really good aspects to the flavor but the booziness really overwhelms the finish

m - medium-bodied, low carbonation level, lots of alcohol warming, fairly dry finish

d - not very drinkable and definitely a sipper, alcohol is fairly harsh on the palate, one bottle is definitely enough

Very interesting beer in that Short's really did incorporate a peanut butter flavor and aroma, but the booziness and charred malt flavors keep it from being outstanding for me.

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Photo of webmanspidey
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of spartanfan
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque black with a decent sized tan head that fades to a thin layer leavng no lacing behind.

S: Smells of dark chocolate and a lot of coffee. A faint odor of peanuts in the background.

T: Rich tastes of coffee. The peanuts are more prevalent in the taste than they were in the nose, but I probably wouldn't have recognized them if I didn't know they were there.

M: Silky smooth mouthfeel as expected from an oatmeal stout. Moderate to low carbonation.

D: With the smooth mouthfeel this one goes down easy. Not really much alcohol for an 'Imperial Oatmeal Stout' as the bottle claims, but what alcohol there is, is well well hidden.

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Photo of kegger22
4.27/5  rDev +18%
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.

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Photo of JordanEllwanger
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Photo of Samiams
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up one of the recently distributed 12oz bottles today. Bottle describes it as an imperial oatmeal stout fermented with real peanuts.

Pours a deep black. Mostly opaque with a reddish hue around the edges. A small, brown head appeared but quickly dissipated even with a vigorous pour. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell greets the nose immediately with smoke and fresh roasted peanuts. Peanut shells. Touch of coffee and alcohol.

Tastes first very roasty, of peanuts and coffee. Maybe a bit too roasted. Right after comes a wave of pure peanuts, fresh with an oily feel. Intriguing. Dark, bitter chocolate with hints of butterscotch. Alcohol is hidden at first but starts to creep up towards the end.

Mouthfeel is balanced. Good level of carbonation. Solid body with an oily feel. At first I thought one would be enough, but as I near the bottom I find myself wishing I had another.

This is a solid and creative brew by Short's. Pick one up if you have the chance.

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Photo of grub
4.2/5  rDev +16%
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!

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Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 229 ratings
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