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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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of youngleo
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured to a one inch head that didnt hang around very long. Had a little lacing going on but not much. Brew itself was almost black in color. Left some settlement in the bottom of the bottle. Smelled of peanuts. coffee, chocolate, and malt. Also was sweet smelling. Tasted of strong chocolate,coffee, malt, and had a peanut aftertaste. No taste of alcohol. Felt good in the mouth. I thought the carbonation was right. Had to much chocolate for me. Actually thought it was a little on the heavy side for my liking.

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Photo of sophisticated
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with a fizzy cola-eque brown head that disappeared quickly.

Smell was malty, nutty, sweet. Somewhat mild smell but peanuts certainly noticeable.

Taste was that of a nice oatmeal stout...With peanuts. Mildly sweet, nutty, coffee. Peanut flavor strong at end of taste. Really not sweet, but sweet enough to be reminiscent of a peanutbutter milkshake.

Mouthfeel was nice and smooth, creamy, full-bodied, silky. Niiice.

Drinkability was great. This was tasty, a little different, but 2 were plenty for me in one sitting as the brew is pretty solid.

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Photo of StormKing47
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
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!

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Photo of Brenden
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
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 buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A - Served in pint glass. I'm just gonna call this one black. Thin film of brown head the was gone in no time.

S - Peanuts as advertised. Chocolate and coffee.

T - Strong black coffee with peanuts on the back end and in the aftertaste.

M - Thick and viscous. Perfect! Very little carbonation.

D - This beer was a treat. Great flavors. Would enthusiastically recommend.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
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.

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Photo of bfflo
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured black with caramel-colored edges, but almost no head at all, and only a few minor scraps of lacing. Smell is definitely dominated by peanut butter, with a faint note of roasted grains and some malty sweetness supporting it. It's a very enjoyable scent. Mouthfeel is sort of appropriately buttery and chewy, and the oily body feels full in the mouth, but vanishes a little disappointingly quickly on swallowing, causing you to realize it's thinner than it first tasted. The peanut flavors are very present in the overall coating left in the mouth, but they come into the flavor profile late, offering rich, velvety tone instead of bombastic sweetness, which actually impresses me, as I don't necessarily expect that kind of restraint in a Short's. On the downside, it's a trifle watery, and there isn't a whole lot more to the flavor profile beyond some mild, basic stout characteristics: e.g. some chocolate notes, a charred quality, and a very mild, malty-seeming bitterness in the aftertaste that could be a subdued hop bite. Drinkability is exceptionally high, and like most people, I love peanut butter as a flavor, so it's really easy to enjoy this one. It's not quite complex or bold enough to be a full-blown A, but it's probably the most pleasantly drinkable Short's beer I've yet to try. I'd give it a B+ on my own, but the BA calculator tallies it out as an A-.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. Another gift from Vinnie during band practice. Man I like the fact that 2 out of the 3 other members are craft beer drinkers!

A- Pours a deep dark brown color...well I would say almost black. Brown hues come and go more around the sides of the glass when held to the light. One finger brownish head shows medium retention. Light lacing slides back down in the glass.

S- Lightly roasted malts with a huge dose of peanuts in the front of the beer. The chocoalte malts come in next giving it a nice underlying finish in the nose. This smells like a peanut dominated chocolate covered peanut. I like it a lot.

T- Chocoalte malts come out more in the front than the aroma would suggest. Roasted malts play secondary in the flavor profile in the front of the beer. The typical malt base is no where to be found in this Short's beer. The backend is a mix between caramel and light molasses I would say deep in the background while peanuts dominate the ending. It tastes almost like you ate a handful of peanuts as you take a drink of a chocolate stout.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Heavy chocolate malts with light roasted malts left on the palate. Tons of peanuts left on the aftertaste. I burped a couple times and it tasted like chocolate covered peanuts..haha. Medium drying on the palate from alcohol. Balanced flavors for what it said it was. Nice oily silky smooth feel throughout the beer. No off flavors at all in the beer.

D- Once again Short's does it for me. They are the masters of brewing funky beers that deliver what they say they will. The ABV like all their beers are hidden well enough that you don't notice it until it's too late. Super drinkable and putting down a six pack of this is very easy to do!

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Photo of DannyDan
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours nicely into beer mug. the brownish black bodied brew has a thin tan head that has good retention, moderate carbonation and excellent lacing that looks nice on the side of the mug. The smell is very much a roasted smell of coffee, peanuts, and some chocolate. The taste is of peanuts, a little bit of chocolate, caramel, some hops, and the ending taste is of coffee. It has a little bit of bitter in the taste, but mostly has a sweeter taste to it that is well balanced. The mouthfeel is a smooth creamy taste that has a nice medium to full body to this beer. The smoothness of this oatmeal stout makes this a beer that is very easy to drink. Great beer and a must try.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of kzoobrew
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of sculls65
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Lauthaha
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Thick...initial head is a dark tan, while the beer itself is crude oil brown. Head dissipates pretty quickly, leaves a ring around the outside of the glass. Swirled around in the glass, the beer itself leaves a thick, oily residue on the glass. Looks really good.

Smell: Peanuts, for sure. The malt is nice and toasty, and there's just a hint of ester permeating the mix. Smells rich, just slightly sweet. For some reason, I am reminded of the Price is Right??? Hmm. I like the heavy peanut addition to the standard oatmeal stout formula.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Buttery feeling with an initial blast of peanut flavor. Swirled around on the tongue, some light carbonation reveals a gentle hop character. Super complex, taste goes between peanut, malt and hops with each passing second. Maybe a bit too crisp for an oatmeal my opinion.

Drinkability: A bit heavy and peanutty to drink all the time, but DEFINITELY worth a try. Haven't had anything like this before.

I would recommend this to peanut lovers, and stout lovers.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to my brother, as always, for picking up loads of Short's in Michigan for me.

Pours a nice medium brown color with a bit of a light tan head. The nose really does bring some peanut character through with a bit of mild bread behind that. Taste is light peanut and not too much else. They hit the concept but it just doesn't do all that much for me. The feel is nice and a bit creamy, really bringing the flavor forward, which is good as there really isn't a terrible amount of flavor there. Drinks fairly well but is one dimensional.

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Photo of Gobzilla
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

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Photo of maximum12
1.78/5  rDev -50.6%
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, &, 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.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
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.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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 Jayli
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from GBVDave so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours a thick, rich opaque black. A ridiculous 4 finger of mocha colored head sits on top, with a relatively light pour. Head recedes slowly, and ends at about a 1/4 inch cap that retains nicely throughout. Spotty chunks of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Nose is very sweet! Tons of molasses and hints of caramel, light, mild roasted malts, hints of raisin and a touch of alcohol.

T: Taste rich and sweet at the forefront. Some mild caramel malts but a massive dose of molasses, much like in the nose. Some oat fills out the middle. Finish is slight alcohol, raisin, and a nutty, roastedness filters in at the end.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy body.

D: Goes down alright, mild kick, somewhat balanced, pairs far better with food than on it's own. Not one to sit with for the night, but a beer to have with dinner.

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Photo of waltonc
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring black with ample tan head into a tulip glass, this brew smells like roasted malts and roasted peanuts. Tastes slightly sweet, with more peanuty flavor. There is some bitter chocolate in here too. Tastes a bit like the beer version of a Reese's peanut butter cup to me, and that I like. Somewhat boozy for 6.5%, and mouthfeel is fairly thick. Overall, I'm a big fan of this one. Really creative effort.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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 srandycarter
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Beautiful near black, tan huge head, last forever. The top almost blew off, which worried me a little.

S- Hershey's syrup to a tee.

T - Overly carbonated, sour hershey's syrup.

M - Like surfing white wash, no definitive mass, very bubbly. Sourness confusing, flavors do not mesh.

D - I think this one might be infected. HOPE it's infected. Drain pour.

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Photo of BMoney575
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled on 2-13-10

Pours extremely thick and black, with lots of bubbles and a crazy, craggy brown head. Heavy duty.

Smell is all chocolate malt with a hint of peanut butter, very sweet, and just a whiff of alcohol.

Taste is all over the place. Sweet, earthy, sour, bitter, it will be a chore to finish the whole glass.

Mouthfeel is very tart and carbonated, adds to the sourness and bitterness in a bad way.

Drinkability is poor because of the odd and slightly disgusting flavors.

Overall, a disappointing beer from a Brewery that is usually a sure thing.

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Photo of gordavidson
2.33/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- A deep, dark black liquid with only a thin ring of brown head sitting around the top of the liquid. Looks a little lifeless, but the darkness is nice.

S- Chocolate, peanut butter, and alcohol. Smells like a boozy peanut butter cup. Very very unique... I have trouble getting into it though.

T- I want to like this... But I can't. From the first sip, the combination of peanuts, sourness, and alcohol are just no good. It actually became less enjoyable the more I drank it.

M- Oily slick with a lasting sour/bitter aspect.

D- The flavor here is just not appealing. I love Short's Brewing for trying something interesting and unique, but this does not do it for me.

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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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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Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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