come on pilgrim wrote:
> Mathers black beer is - according to the bottle 'malt liquor',
> it's thick like a cordial and I couldn't drink it neat, but
> with lemonade or D&B added in the same ratio as if it was a
> cordial, it is really nice.
Sounds intriguing. I don't suppose they export it. In the states malt liquor is generally the low quality, cheap lager, fortified with distilled alcohol, which comes in large bottles, and is intended to be drunk on street corners, in alleys and under bridges.
Black beer, according to this page (under S, near the bottom of the page), has its own classification separate from malt liquor. I think I may have had Suntory Black, and I've had black lagers, which may be similar, such as Samuel Adams, which is modeled on German Schwarzbier, itself given the same classification as Mathers.