Drinks: Empyrean's Collapsar Oatmeal Stout
When Empyrean first began pouring their oatmeal stout, reactions amounted to a resounding ‘not bad, but….’
You see, acifionados of the style have become accustomed to muscle-bound fillers, densely flavored and bitter in temperament. Empyrean’s effort drew furrowed brows due to its relatively easy nature and sweet disposition.
The Lincoln-based brewery apparently learned from the early shrugs. Collapsar Oatmeal Stout rises from the glass with soothing hearthstone aromas: charred malt, dark roasted coffee, gritty dust—even a hint of chocolate cream.
Initial impressions suggested a c...