This is actually a Belgian version of a dark crystal malt. Special B Malt has all the characters of a dark caramel roast with no toasty impression at all. The flavors it imparts can vary. If a 125g/19l is used in a lighter brown beer such as a Mild Ale it will typically add flavors from roasted to nutty. Use 500g of Special B Malt in a Belgian Dubbel and it will add intense flavors from raisins to toffee. It will also intensify the beer’s color bring it closer to black and further from brown. Because of Special B’s intense flavors and color, do not use it in excess. The maximum amount we recommend using is about 500g/19l.
Belgian Ales, Trappists, Dubbels, Brown Ales, Imperial Stouts and Barleywines
(140 – 155 L)