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
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sudmissle on 12-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
229
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
19.44%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
13
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0
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Photo of hopdog
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.

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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 mikey711
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
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 mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another of the new shorts bottles that I get to try, I think I only have three left and damnit I will make it through them all tonight! Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 1/27/2010.

The pour was near spot on. Dark as night with a huge tan head that just would not quit. Seriously impressed here with the look of this one as it really would hold its own with just about any stout you put it up against. Weird aroma, dark chocolate and hints of coffee are layered with nice notes of peanuts and hints of a dark fruit note as well. Even as it warms I pick this up, almost sweet cherry like in nature. Such a wonderfully smooth and well blended profile. Rich dark chocolate and vanilla flavors blend seemlessly with a healthy dose of peanuts and nice fruit after tastes. Creamy, great body with a semi sweet aftertaste and a long and well drawn out finish.

Overall this was not at all what I was expecting. This was simply an excellent stout and something I could drink several of in row with ease.

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Photo of sendsilk
4.31/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scoot1969 for this treat! I appreciate it Scott!!!

A- Nice and dark, not much carbonation even with a decent pour. No lacing or head of which to speak.

S- Freaking awesome. Smells like a nice dark, rich stout with PEANUTS! Seriously, why has someone not picked up on this and gone Rambo on this style? That's the next beer I brew, a Peanut Butter stout. I'll break up friggin Nutter Butters and age them on that shit.

T- Here goes...Definitely Peanuts/PB in there. A little sweeter than I would have guessed but SEND ME MORE!! What an unusual brew, I dig it!

M- Gotta knock it on this count, a little thin for an oatmeal stout. Thicken this shit up and double the peanuts it's aged on and you have a **DING DING** Charlie Sheen type winner!

O- Solid for me, I'm a PB freak so I'm definitely in this beers corner.

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Photo of Deuane
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Black with a thin tan ring that lasted throughout and left spotty lace.

S-Not much to say other than chocolate and roasted peanuts.

T-Dark, roasted chocolate malt and dry roasted peanuts. The roastiness of the peanuts is quite pronounced.

M-Medium body with long lasting peanut flavour and a pleasant, dry finish.

D-Quite nice and certainly unique. Would have liked more of a fresh peanut quality but the dry roasted flavour works better with the malts. A very interesting and well done brew.

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Photo of inilegna
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark & black like motor oil, fully opaque -- no light shining through this one. Light brown head.

S - Coffe & espresso on first sniff. Fresh green peanuts, just dug out of the ground (if you've ever grown peanuts you'll know what I mean). Hints of vanilla and earth.

T - Intense green peanut flavor mid pallette. Quite creamy with that signature Short's tartness, or what I call umami. Burnt toast on the the finish, with a smoky, roasted malt in there somewhere.

M - Smooth, creamy and medium bodied.

D - Goes down so VERY smoothly for a stout. Be careful with this one!

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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 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 Viggo
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
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!

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Photo of kegger22
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
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 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 danp14
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of md655321
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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 stout...in 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 JohnnieNepal
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of nanobrew
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of GbVDave
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
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 StoutHunter
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I got this beer as part of a birthday present from my buddy Ben, thanks man. I been wanting to try this beer for a while now and today is my birthday so to celebrate today I am going to crack it open and see how it goes. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- This beer pours a nice dark black color with a fingers worth of mocha colored head that faded to a nice thin ring that left some lacing.

S- The aroma is straight up roasted malts and peanuts.

T- The roasted malts impart a nice bitter chocolate flavor that works well the tons of peanuts in this beer. The peanut flavor really sticks in your mouth.

M- On the thin side with medium carbonation.

D- If i had another bottle I would drink it. This beer has all the drinkablity of your average oatmeal stout but with much more flavor then you usually get.

Overall this was one different, kick ass beer. I thought the peanuts worked very well with the roasted malts. I would for sure get this beer again. Shorts continues to blow my mind with their crazy concoctions, keep up the good work guys.

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Photo of knight84
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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 grub
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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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Photo of DosBeerigos
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

C: Clear-ish
H: Almost Black
N: PEANNNUTS! OHH YEAHHH!

Big thanks to DimenHetfield for sharing this beer with me. This is one of those beers I have been looking for, and dying to try. Was it worth it? Yes! The beer is jammed packed with Peanuts and Roasted Malt all over the flavor. JUST WOW! Quite like what I expected heaven to be like (minus the hops!).

The roasted peanuts bring me back to my childhood, and eating peanuts at the old Tampa Stadium watching the Buccaneers play..well lose with my father. GREAT MEMORIES! When a beer takes you back to a special place in your life, that is how you know this is a very special beer! I will be hunting more of this down!

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

What an odd beer. Thanks to kzoobrew for the shorts goodness. Split w/ friends, poured into pint glass.

A- Deep dark brown with a bit of an off-white head that fizzes out quickly and leaves some spotty lace.

S- Very sweet, throws me for a loop. A bit of salty, briny nuttiness too. Interesting.

T- None of the sweetness that's in the nose. Good roast oatmeal stout flavors, and a meaty, salty peanut taste. Really good balance of flavors, the earthy, nutty taste goes well with the stout.

M- Strange. Almost drying, a finish like you've been chewing on peanuts. Earthy/musty. Very odd.

D- Fairly high. I enjoyed it more than my friends did, although I think all 3 of us were expecting a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup beer.

For what it is, it's tasty. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of webmanspidey
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
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 OWSLEY069
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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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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