Bad Shepherd ‘Brew Crew Series’ Sticky Date Stout


“Jas is our go-to gal who’s been behind the bar (and in front of it!), in the brewery, in the warehouse and out on the road delivering tinnies and kegs all around Melbourne. But it turns out SuperJas has a weakness. Sticky Date Pudding. Fortunately for us all, this Kiwi’s fave sweet treat makes for an awesome dessert beer! Creamy and full-bodied with rich, indulgent, butterscotch caramel tones and just a hint of vanilla. It’s not your average stout, but Jas isn’t your average wahine!”

Glassware: Snifter.

Appearance: Black with a thumb of finely beaded light brown foam resting atop. Good retention and lace as it subsides.

Aroma: Super sweet and gooey. Proper laden with sugary lactose, vanilla, melted caramel, butterscotch and toffee fudge then further emphasised by rich chocolate cake, marzipan, caramelised dark fruits and mixed spice; cinnamon and nutmeg. Bloody hell.. type 2 diabetes here we come!

Flavour: Holy moly this is dangerously delicious. The taste buds are overloaded with sweet and sugary caramel, butterscotch, lactose/vanilla, milk chocolate, dark fruits and mixed spice. A flutter of coffee and gentle roast around the mid moves to a super sweet and kinda creamy finish with incredible length.

Mouthfeel: So smooth and silky. Medium bodied. Creamy and somewhat aerated Co2. 7.5% ABV very well concealed.

Overall: We’re unsure how much of this flavoring is real and how much is syrup but if it’s all real then they must be commended. Our guess is syrup coz to extract this much aroma and flavour would be incredible. Either way it’s a light yet decadent type of beer.