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Short’s Über Goober Oatmeal Stout



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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Uber Goober is a highly coveted Oatmeal Stout that has the largest grain bill in the entire Short’s beer portfolio. Uber Goober has roughly a handful of peanuts in every glass, which creates the rich aromas of chocolate nuttiness. Creamy oatmeal, fused with peanut puree in this beer, coincides perfectly with the caramel and roasted grain flavors of the malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2009
Growler, courtesy GodofThunder
Trivia time: ’goober’ is the gullah word for peanut, and has its origins in West African languages. Dark brown with a slight haze. Definite peanut buttery nose - not much else. Very roasty on the palate with light peanut butter that gets stronger as it goes. Roasty, bitter finish. The nuts and stout never really came together for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Poured an opaque black color with a small tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, roast, cocoa, oats, and vanilla bean. Taste of rolled oats, roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, nuts, and caramel. This was quite nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11593) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Growler thanks to hopdog. Pours a deep black with a smaller bubbly deep tan head. Aroma of peanut butter, oats, light roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Flavor of roasted, oatmeal, nut and light coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 Note: Subsequent sampling of the infected 2009 12oz bottles yielded far worse results than the below rating, which is from the early 2009 draft-only batch.

Growler, courtesy GodOfThunder. Wow! This beer is crazy (in a very good way). Pours a very dark mahogany brown color with a hint of chestnut translucency at the outer edges. A small, mocha colored head leaves scant traces of lacing behind. The aroma is exactly like a melted Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Rich bittersweet chocolate and just heaps of roasted peanuts overflow from the glass. Seriously, I have no idea how they packed so much peanut butter essence into this brew, but they did it well. Expecting a letdown in flavor, I was again blown away by the chocolate and peanut butter presence. Bittersweet chocolate and abounds, its sweetness, as well as that of some dark caramel, is countered nicely by the substantial peanut roast and a nice addition of earthy hops. Medium-full on body and silky smooth, the mouthfeel is almost buttery, as if some residual peanut oil is still incorporated. This brew is off-the-wall and incredibly well executed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Graciously shared by GodOfThunder! From the growler, pours black with a thin tan head. The nose is PEANUT BUTTER CUP! Peanut butter in the nose, chocolate, roasty, slightly sweet, wow. In flavor roast malt, bitter dark chocolate, peanuts come through more as peanuts and less as PB. Medium thickness, low carb, a little chalky in the mouth. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Growler... Pours very dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Smells like peanut butter and chocolate with a bit of cardboard. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. Layers of peanut butter, chocolate and caramel. A touch of cardboard oxidation. Very roasty, moderately bitter finish. Interesting! I wonder how the brewer made this happen with all the fat in peanuts and peanut butter. I can’t believe this beer had a head at all. Maybe brewed with Bunchosia Argentea (Peanut Butter Fruit) instead of peanuts? Who knows? Who cares? It works! <b>Kudos to GodOfThunder for sharing!</b>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Huge thanx to GodofThunder for sharing this growler.Wow what a nose on this.Peanuts, chocolate and some roastiness.This was quite delicious.Flavor was like liquid Reeses PB cup.Love the nuttiness that blended well with the chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2009
This amazing beer was very generously shared in the form of a growler by GodofThunder. You sir, kickass. Pours dark dark brown with a tiny head. Huge nose of peanuts, faint coffee roast and some chocolate. Flavor starts off much like the mystery stout with roasty chocolate and coffee and then you just get slammed in the face by tons of peanuts. Really like drinking a Reese’s cup. This is completely and utterly unique and in the world of brewing thats a rare thing. Amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Thanks to Northernbrews for getting me the growler. Awesome beer. Take the Mystery Stout, a full flavored stout with bitter chocolate flavors, mix in some oats and a ton of peanuts and you get this. I only mention the Mystery Stout because I also had it and it almost seems like it was the base beer for this. The aroma is overwealming with peanut butter and chocolate, like a peanut butter cup. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth with a strong roast, bitter chocolate taste and a peanutty finish. The flavors mix in a strange, but delicious, way. This is incredible.

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