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Collapsar Oatmeal Stout | Empyrean Brewing Company

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Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Can you escape the pull of our Collapsar Oatmeal Stout? Coffee-like roasted flavors are smoothed by the addition of oatmeal. Like our Irish brethren, we infuse our stout with nitrogen gas for a creamy head that “collapses” when poured. Brewed with American, Canadian and English grown barley and American hops.

22 IBU

Added by bditty187 on 08-11-2002

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dbossman
3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Black with a small but steady head; lacing is an even coat down the glass

S: Roasted malts and oat presence up front; a slight coffee presence; not too dominating but somewhat pleasant--a bit boring

T: Oats and slightly burnt roasted malt up front--very smooth but flavors are fairly muted; there is a nice oat presence in the back of the tongue--but an annoying sweetness pervades and creates a fairly unbalanced flavoring

F: Creamy with an even mouth coat--too thin on the back end

D: Drinkable and smooth but the sweet oat quality is a bit wearing in the end

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2.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opaque, black hue. Creamy nitro-induced tan head, excellent retention, no lace though. No aroma. Weak and watery… boring palate with only a faint hint of “roasted” malt, sweetness, oatmeal… maybe. Slick and creamy mouthfeel. Hollow. Clean and abrupt finish, lackluster. Lousy overall. Easy to drink, in a negative way. It was served too cold; this fact did not aid any of the beer's attributes.

I have no idea why this beer is still a permanent member of the Empyrean Ales/Lazlo’s family of beers. Skip it.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of hoffman
2.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tapo at old chicago in omaha.

This one pours up ok. The typical frothy nitro head is present giving way to a smooth first sip. The aroma is non-existant very poor...even in the cubical driven cookie cutter world of old chicago you can tell this one is subpar. The taste is ultra sweet, with a finish like water and suger. There is a bit of smokey haze in the background but not enough to add any sort of character. This one is very ok at best. A good stout to make someone who doesn't like guiness or Goose Islands Oatmeal because it is "to heavy for me" feel good.

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of garrettdeanjohnson
3.28/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I was excited to try this, but boy was I let down. Expected more flavor on the back end, but it was just too sweet for me from the oatmeal.

Not my favorite.

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BigRedN
2.93/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From scribble notes.

Appearance: Poured for me into a pint glass (I think that is the only type of glass I have ever had) with the usual 1/4 inch head. The beer is nice looking. Near black. The tan head lasted for a little while, some decent lace.

Smell: Touch of roasted malt, kinda like burnt oats. Some coffee-like aroma as well.

Taste: Bluntly - a watered down stout. Some roasted malts, a little sweet even. Not anything speaking of "oatmeal". The better oatmeal stouts I have had let me know there was something to them.

Mouthfeel: Thin and a touch watery. Again the better oatmeal stouts I have had are full bodied, sometimes chewy. This was like a plain old stout.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, although some may be put off by the color, this is really a lite stout. Good to look at, ok to smell, then its all downhill from there for me. Try something else first.

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Bear1964
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of mothman
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light tan head. Nice lace. Color is a dark copper brown.

Aroma: Creamy chocolate. Light roast. Sweet and malty. Milky.

Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Sweet, milky, and creamy.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a rootbeer flavored aftertaste.

Overall, this was pretty easy to drink. It was very light. Not as flavorful as other oatmeal stouts, however.

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Photo of aforbes10
2.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at Lazlo's in Lincoln.

Well, it LOOKED good. Nice color, a lot like guiness with a nice tasty looking head. Not much odor, which i attribute to the overly cool serving temperature. Taste was dull. a bit of flavor but really i expected more from a beer that looks this good. almost as if they'd diluted a real oatmeal stout by 50%. i dont recommend ordering this fella.

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3.8/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Collapsar Oatmeal Stout from Empyrean Brewing Company
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