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 Uber Goober Oatmeal StoutShort's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sudmissle on 12-21-2007

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Photo of shivtim
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Love the name and bottle design.
Poured out into a pint glass.
Deep brown/black, very little light makes it through. A tiny head on top, mocha colored, but it quickly fades into just a thin ring.

Nose is like a "monster cookie," with peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate. The peanut is earthy, almost like peanut shells. Some toasty malts come through, but no hop presence.

Taste is sweet peanut and malt.
Lingering sticky sweet chocolate oil with hop hints. Odd sourness.

Undercarbonated. This comes off almost like a malted yoohoo with peanuts.

Gotta give shorts credit for experimenting, but this one is slightly off the mark.

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Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MbpBugeye
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Received in the RIS BIF from FrankenBrew. One hell of a box man, thanks again.

Excitement mounted and beer karma was calling, so I invited my friend over and split this one up.

The smell is strong on peanut shells. The dirty, out-of-the-ground characteristic remains. Its very burnt also.
It tastes very similar to the smell. Like burnt and roasted peanuts, shells and all. This is very interesting and strange at the same time.

It is apparent that real peanuts were used. There is a big difference between real, whole peanuts and fake, sweetened, oily peanut butter. Unfortunately the drinkability was slightly low for me but that isnt to say this beer shouldnt be tried. The uniqueness alone is worth everything.

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Photo of TurboBrew
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of antoines15
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Gtg642
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of kjyost
3.44/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of dfillius
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Aggressive pour yields a dusting of cocoa brown head with poor retention. Nearly pitch black liquid.
S: Roastiness, peanuts, toffee. Very pleasant. I'd like some more complexity please.
T: Rich chocolate, coffee, burnt bits, peanut, dark fruit, booze (too much booze). Decent, but not good/hearty enough stout to stand up to the peanut.
M: Heat shows up a bit too much to be pleasant. thick, chewy.
D: Way too hot for 6.5% I thought it was a RIS. One's enough for me in a lifetime.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.51/5  rDev -3%
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

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Photo of PretzelCity
2.75/5  rDev -24%
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 avaldivia
2/5  rDev -44.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of craytonic
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark pour, somewhat small head that didn't last

Smell: Very heavy, sweet and malty, perhaps some peanut with brown sugar, licorice, oats and chocolate. Roast.

Taste: Roast and I guess peanut, I get more chocolate, toffee, licorice, brown sugar and oatmeal. Not that tasty. Possibly infected?

Mouthfeel: Very thick, needs a touch more carbonation

Drinkability: I took a few sips and moved on, thought to my self I was thankful it was only 12oz. I am a bit over these weird shorts beers.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz courtesy of kzoobrew. Into a Stone IRS glass.

A: Very dark brown with a light tan colored head that never fully developed, just a ring of bubbles around the outside of the glass. Completely opaque. Decent looking stout.

S: Fairly strong chocolate right away, then leads into some bread and a pretty strong note of unsweetened peanut butter on top of that. As it continues to breathe, there is a decent bit of dark fruits that show themselves. I can't help but be reminded of smelling a pb&j. Maybe some notes of roast and coffee at the end but they take a back seat to the peanut notes. Maybe just a slightly sour note? Interesting.

T: Not quite as much chocolate here as the nose initially made me think. There's a decent amount of peanut notes and a lot more roast than the notes lead on. A few fruity notes as well. Really an interesting taste. I can't tell if there's a full on infection going on, but there's a bit of a sour note on the finish. Not too bad.

M: Lighter side of the mouthfeel spectrum, decent carbonation, kind of a sticky finish on the lips. A bit more body would help this out a bit.

O: It wasn't hard to split this bottle between my girlfriend, and she definitely liked it more than I did. It isn't too bad of a beer, but just not really my thing. My girlfriend did really enjoy it though. Definitely interesting, and glad to try it.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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 BlissJunkie
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bigleague
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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 zoso1967
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of BMoney575
2.68/5  rDev -26%
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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Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 229 ratings