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Old Monk 10000 - Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd

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Old Monk 10000Old Monk 10000

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.36
pDev: 30.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 05-29-2006)
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New Hampshire

2.1/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From the 650 ml. bottle with no noticeable lot code or date. Sampled on July 17, 2009.

My gut reaction is that this must be India's answer to OE800. It pours golden-yellow with adequate clarity and a bubbly, short-lived head. Its appearance was probably its best feature. The aroma is a somewhat offensive burnt bread and stale malts mixture. The taste also has a kind of stale malts flavor and it almost tastes like it was there to cover up the obvious alcohol content. This was a difficult beer to finish but I did because I am too much of a cheapskate to pour it down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 00:17:40 | More by puboflyons
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New York

3/5  rDev +27.1%

06-30-2014 02:50:53 | More by AmitC
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2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-27-2014 14:08:29 | More by Latarnik
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New York

1.25/5  rDev -47%

05-18-2014 21:04:46 | More by LoveStout
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New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -47%

05-18-2014 21:03:46 | More by acurtis
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -15.3%

05-18-2014 21:01:30 | More by djrn2
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1.25/5  rDev -47%

05-12-2014 01:13:32 | More by Georgiabeer
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2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-28-2013 23:51:38 | More by minnemts
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2.39/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours a golden yellow with a head that falls flat almost immediately, the smell is very sharp and metallic, tangy with no aroma of hops whatsoever. The first sip was tart and crisp, almost cider-like, but this quickly turned into a sweet, cloying, sharp and metallic flavor that was almost unbearable by the end of my glass. Very cheap and adjuncty, most likely sugar with rice, no taste of corn detected and certainly no hop flavor to be found. Mouthfeel was medium thin and highly carbonated. This tasted cheap, tacky and unfortunate. Very similar in flavor to Steel Reserve or another budget American Malt Liqour. Shall not be drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 01:19:21 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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2/5  rDev -15.3%

09-12-2013 19:30:47 | More by beernads
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3.3/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had no idea what this was, and I couldn't find anything on the label telling me. All I know is that I can guarantee seeing "American Malt Liquor" listed as the style drops its score 20 points automatically.

Well, it doesn't look like much. It's a very pale "straw" yellow with a fizzy white head that dies quickly and leaves a foam that dies fairly quickly too. It manages barely a modicum of thin, spotty lacing.
The aroma, while a little nondescript, is actually pretty interesting. It's neither negligible nor offensive. It does offer a bit of fusel alcohol, though not at crazy levels, and none of the awful creamed corn or overly vegetal notes other malt liquors do. It does have something like raisin, some sweetness in that regard, and an interesting yeast note. Malts are sweet and bready. It's far from special, but it's not the nasty stuff I think of from most American versions.
The taste is much the same, and the main elements are the raisin-like dark fruits sweetness and interesting, sort of earthy yeast notes. Alcohol is noticeable but doesn't give me the impression of paint thinner like many beers of its kind. There's a grassy note and it even has a little hops bitterness to it, albeit very lightly. This is a good example of a terrible style, by far the best of its kind and all the more so if "best' can be equated with "least offensive."
It's a little slick, and not entirely clean, but it provides a constant crispness and a carbonation that isn't overbearing but doesn't fade off. It's light-bodied, as expected. There is a bit of smoothness to it.

One thing: don't let this sit in your fridge for months or you'll only get the bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 04:09:13 | More by Brenden
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2.85/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that is active during the pour and then dissipated quickly to a film and ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and undentifiable light estery bandaid or exotic fruit, hints of banana. Flavor is almost uncategorizable, starting off all right with sweet malt, lightly grainy, but developing odd fruit and medicinal flavors. Finishes with sweet malt, with sweet adjunt components and the closest I've had to genuine bandaid in a beer. I've only had hints of this before, so it's almost endearing. Light bodied. The flavors are low key, which actually is a plus, because some of these would not be an asset in higher concentration. As it is, it kind of a very oddly flavored, amped up adjunct beer, so the malt liquor style is the best fit; American malt liquor meets odd, exotic fruits and friends. It was intriguing enough to keep me interested for a whole glass, but probably not a repeat performance.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:41:09 | More by LiquidAmber
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4.3/5  rDev +82.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer this evening at a local Indian restaurant. I admit I chose it for its name. It came in a 22.5 ounce bottle along with a warm glass beer mug.

It poured a very light golden ale color, hardly distorting the light through the glass. The head was approximately one inch with low carbonation.

The beer smelled earthy and slightly fruity, not what I would expect an American malt to smell like.

The taste, however, is where this beer shined. It tasted quite fruity with a fair malt finish. The fruit was foreign. I could not say specifically what it was, rather citrusy, possibly kumquat? The taste is unlike American and European beers; it had a distinct cider taste, though not from apples.

The mouthfeel was pleasant, not harsh like some malts. Combined with the low carbonation and medium alcohol content, this is quite a pleasing beer.

Overall, I enjoyed this. It was the perfect complement to the meal. I look forward to drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 03:57:31 | More by Poppajack
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2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-22-2012 17:14:30 | More by harpus
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1.75/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a straw yellow color with a lively, big bubble head. Very effervescent. Bright, grassy aroma. Slightly malty taste with an off-balanced bitterness and phenolic, band-aid aftertaste fighting with the alcohol flavor.

A pretty forgettable beer. Lousy taste overall. Good only if you care about relatively high ABV in your brew and nothing about pleasing or acceptable beer taste.

Late note: poured the last 2/3 of the bottle down the drain. Nasty stuff...

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 18:51:01 | More by beergoot
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North Carolina

2.33/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to buy something at this little store off the highway in Delaware. The logo "Go for Monk" caught my eye. This beer is not as bad as I expected and didn't seem soaked in alcohol.

There was a bit of brief head on top of a pale ochre body. Nose is sweet and malty, but not as astringent or soapy as sometimes befits the style. Sweet corn throughout the flavor but not abusively enough to make me wince.

I have fairly low expectations of malt liquor and this strange bottle with its smiling, jowly monk on the label more or less passed them.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 02:54:04 | More by daliandragon
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-06-2012 16:44:30 | More by kb2250
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2/5  rDev -15.3%

03-25-2012 05:04:47 | More by illini4x4
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2/5  rDev -15.3%

03-25-2012 04:57:49 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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4/5  rDev +69.5%

12-05-2011 21:16:33 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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New York

2/5  rDev -15.3%

11-18-2011 20:58:32 | More by Hoagie1973
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3.38/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mohan Meatin Limited - Old Monk 10000 Super Beer
"for Sale In U.S.A. Country Only"
No Batch No. / Mfg. Date marked

With a name like "Old Monk 10000 Super Beer" it's got to be good, right?

Appearance: Clear gold body (I can't quite make out my fingerprints through the glass, but it's close). A short head of bright white froth holds well and leaves some nice lacing behind.

Aroma: Yeasty fruitiness. Dark fruit. Raisin. Some sweetish malt. Bread.

Flavor: Fruitiness dominates, displaying sweet dark fruits as well as some fresh grape. Phenols back that up with some spice/clove, vanilla, and a hint of plastic (maybe even a touch of burnt plastic). Canned corn/Dimethyl Sulfide. Some grassiness in the finish may be from hops, but who knows for sure? It's sweetish, overall, from end to end. A moderate bitterness holds it together along with the yeasty spiciness and the alcohol (which hides pretty well while it's cold, but appears once warmed, bringing with it a light note of ethyl acetate/nail polish).

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. Medium-full body with just a bit of a sugary edge. Smooth, for sure.

Drinkability: For what it is, and I'm not really sure what it is, it's O.K. Is this really a malt liquor made in India for export to the U.S. market? How bizarre is that? And why the Belgian character? But on the other hand, if it is - it kind of works! I like it better than quite a few malt liquors out there. Technically it could be better, but so could most malt liquors.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 03:19:40 | More by NeroFiddled
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1.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a brown 24 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. This was the high point for this beer. Smell had notes of plastic. Taste is very bad, plastics,sour, is that nyquil, maybe cough syrup, yuck. Feels light and blech in the mouth and is not drinkable. I was able to get through about 16 ounces of this, the rest went down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 15:02:13 | More by tone77
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South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this at an Indian Restaurant on Ventura Ave. in LA.

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear, bright, and pale with a 1.5 finger white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Faint bright character of some kind of odd sweetness - maybe corn and a slight medicinal band-aidy aroma. Yeast makes an appearance. Then a Sprite-like aroma.

T: Kind of fruity and slightly yeasty at first. Corn and medicinal notes. Sweetish with a dry finish like a bad white wine.

Notes: As an Indian beer I'd say this was pretty good. As a beer in comparison to most other beers. Not very good, but still drinkable. Not the hellish experience most here made it out to be. It washed down my Indian food pretty well...

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 06:48:06 | More by BucBasil
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Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev +51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A malt liquor I've never heard of- a million thanks to pwoody11!

This bottle is labeled 'Imported Old Monk 10 000 SUPER BEER. This beer is made for beer lovers to discover the special taste! For sale in U.S.A. country only.'

650ml bottle into pint glass.

A- 1cm fluffy head with a pale golden clear body. Fizzes out, mild spotty lacing (minimal).

S- Sweet nose, mild cooked corn. Pretty subdued though.

T- Malt sweetness dominates, a bit bready and some more cooked corn. Not bad though. A bit too much cooked corn at times, but it's a minor complaint. Beer is not cloying and doesn't have the rubbing-alcohol taste some malt liquors are known for. A little bandaid-y in the finish.

M- Good carbonation and a bigger body than expected. Alcohol is noticeable but in line with expectations.

D- Easy drinkin'. I like it, and I'd buy one every once in a while. Nice to see malt liquor in a 22oz bottle as it's a pain in the ass to get OE in 22s around here.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 01:11:52 | More by ShogoKawada
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