I'm feeling in the mood for a bitter so I thought I'd try Betty Stogs, labelled as a brazen Cornish bitter. There's an absolutely divine malty aroma as this amber nectar pours into the glass. It doesn't have a bad little head but it disperses to leave a thin layer, as you would expect from a bitter. It's a perfect copper colour with just a hint of fizz so my mouth was watering in anticipation.
Boy, was I not disappointed. Betty Stogs is an outstanding bitter with absolutely no metallic aftertaste. It has a creamy malty taste, with a slight hint of citrus and a clarity that can only have come from the pure Cornish water. I was getting a lovely biscuit and grapefruit aftertaste which makes a pleasant and refreshing change from copper coins or lemon squeezy washing up liquid.
Betty Stogs slips down a little too easily and my only disappointment is that I only bought one bottle.
Brewed by Skinners, Truro