Crisp Brown Malt is a roasted specialty  malt. It has a strong, dark-toasted grain flavor, slightly nutty with a hint of bitter chocolate. Brown malt imparts dark amber to light brown hues. It is used in many older English ale styles, and is an essential ingredient for traditional porters. Provides a smoothness to Porters and other dark beers.
The next stage up from Crisp Amber Malt is our Brown Malt. The colour is produced in the same manner as Amber, but is roasted for that bit longer to give a nutty roast dryness with a light brown hue, perfect for brown ales and milds.
Remember that when assessing roasted malts, it is the resultant colour and flavour of the wort and beer that is important rather than the colour of the outer barley husk of the malt in your hand.
Different varieties of barley may give roasted malts with differing husk colour, but will produce wort with the expected colour and flavour when mashed.