Black Malt, Bairds
Brand: Bairds UK
Lovibond: 500 - 650
Black Malt, sometimes loosely described as Roasted Malt, is used in the production of very dark beers. The flavour, as might be expected, is a more intense version of Chocolate malt and, because of its colour and flavour, needs to be used with care.
Roasting is similar to Chocolate malt but higher final temperatures in the region of 200°C are used. Again, because no saccharification stage is used, the flavours are due to pyrazines and pyrroles.