Château Wheat Chocolate malt is a highly roasted malt, though not as high as black malt. With the help of this malt a deep brown colour with hints of black coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavour can be achieved in beer. The wheat version of Chocolate malt has a more pronounced dark chocolate character compared to its barley counterpart. This malt adds colour and flavour to a wide variety of dark beer styles and is used to smooth out certain English-style dark beers, such as stouts, porters, or brown ales. Château Wheat Chocolate is husk free and was especially developed by Castle Malting to avoid astringency, bitterness and dry flavour or aftertaste in beers. This malt can replace in a proportion of 1:1 the de-husked* chocolate malt, imparting a smoother flavour.
This malt gives beers a dark amber to coppery hue. It brings intense caramel and malty flavors with notes of biscuit. It significantly intensifies the beer’s body, and promotes head formation and retention.