Crisp Malting produces this black roasted, unmalted barley. It is a quintessential ingredient for Irish Dry Stouts. It imparts dark brown color to the body and head of the beer. It has a distinctive roasted flavor and bitterness not found in similarly roasted, malted grain. Slight bitterness, with roasted and coffee flavor notes make this the perfect malt for the darkest beers. Black Barley is less sharp than Black Malt or Roasted Barley.