When you first take a sip Farmer’s Friend has a very mellow taste. If you let the beer sit on your palette for a little while you’ll begin to experience a malty, almost caramel taste that comes though very strongly. This is no ordinary ale, with that malty burst Farmer’s Friend is just out of this world. With the malt flavor the first thing to come to mind is a porter but it goes down like an ale. I just can’t say how much i love the taste, it kind of reminds me of Cocoa Porter at times. This really is a proper ale. I don’t know about how ‘Irish’ it tastes but who cares?
This ale rocks, and it’s as good as any porter.
Farmer’s Friend Irish Style Ale by Palisade Brewery (8.9/10)