Roasted Barley

Roasted Barley’s primary use is in the production of stouts. The intensive roasting process and very high end temperatures impart a very astringent, almost burnt flavour, which is so noticeable in traditional stouts and adds to the “bite” associated with the most widely available brands.

Roasted Barley

Unmalted winter barley, grown in the local in fertile farmland close to Stanstead Abbotts is gently roasted at high temperatures to a near-Black finish. 

A popular grist inclusion across a range of ales, extra special bitters through to dry Irish stouts; delivering a deep-red mahogany colour at low inclusions through to black opaque beers at higher grist inclusion rates. Combined with our crystal malts, a roast barley inclusion allows the brewer to produce unique characterful red ales.

Unrivalled roast intensity on the palate, with strong French ‘double’ roast coffee aromas dominating. Sweet background notes of black treacle, caramelised sugar and muscovado sugar are present, underneath the sweetness hazelnut, rich dark chocolate and delicate notes of prunes, raisins and dates will be discovered.


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Crystal Malt - Process

Crystal Malting Process Drawing

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