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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