Briess Roasted Barley. Imparts dry roasted, bitter, coffee-like flavors and dark brown color, Commonly used in Stouts but adds complex flavor or color to other brews as well. Unlike Black Malt, Roasted Barley and Black Barley are not malted. Rather, they are made by intensely roasting barley that’s been steeped. Roasted Barley and Black Barley will impact foam color. Black Malt will not.