roastier; roastiest
: having the flavor or aroma of something (such as coffee or malt) that has been roasted
The balance of sweet, bready malt, hop bitterness, and roasty, coffee-like notes make a complex addition to any recipe and a delightful pairing.Matt Gelsthorpe
All tequilas offer a base level of roasty vegetal notes …John deBary
From pale lagers … to the darkest, roastiest stouts and porters, the diverse styles of beer can match any food, any time, anywhere.Nora McGunnigle
The oil is impossibly dense with peanut flavor, richer and roastier than toasted sesame oil.Matthew Korfhage
When the roux achieves a rich nut brown—the color of a hazelnut's skin—and a glossy texture, the mixture should have a deep, rich color and a roasty aroma.Joe Crea

Examples of roasty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Best Frozen Vegetable Mix: Green Giant Restaurant Style Asparagus, Roasted Red Potatoes & Onions Perhaps the only way these veggies finish cooking at the same time—roasty, caramelized flavor from stove top to table in 10 minutes. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2024 The pub, whose formal name will be announced in the coming months, will be a second U.S. location for the 262-year-old beer brand best known for its Guinness Draught, with an impenetrably black color that belies its easy-drinking, roasty nature at 4.2% alcohol. Josh Noel,, 21 Sep. 2021 If roasty stouts are not your thing, a malty Irish red ale or Irish cream ale might be an appealing alternative. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 10 Mar. 2021 The milky sweetness of the chocolate when combined with the bold roasty notes of the cheese produces a caramel-like flavor. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2022 The first of its two fillings is a deeply roasty banana cream that tastes like if Laffy Taffy cost $100. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2022 Or try their English-style porter, which uses a blend of roasted and chocolate malts to develop a rich, roasty aroma at 8 percent ABV., 14 May 2021 Cubed sweet potato cooks quickly while retaining a roasty flavor. Rachel Boller,, 23 Mar. 2021 Just a rich and roasty dram that remains in high demand these days. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roasty was in 1882

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“Roasty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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