Old Monk 10000
Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd

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2.45 | pDev: 31.84%
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Dalkri from Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

May 20, 2020
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TheLongBeachBum from California

1.95/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 650ml, tall thin brown glass bottle, looks like an extended standard Teutonic affairs. Main label is black punctuated with gold and purple accentuated with white text. Listed as “Imported Old Monk 10000 Super Beer”. Below this, the offering is further promoted as “This beer is made for beer lovers to discover the special taste”. Listed at 8.0% ABV and “For sale in USA Country Only”. Finished with a reverse and neck label, the crown cap looks home made and says “Mohan Meakin Limited Estd. 1855” with a letter “E” in the middle in red text. Label has a “Batch No.” and “Mfg. Date” area but no information relating to either of these.

Appearance: Fresh urine sample with a quickly fading head soon has it looking like stale cat piss.

Nose: Hospital corridors and pine disinfectant assault the nostrils but clean them with a ruthless efficiency. Nasal hair is sterilized by alcohol stained phenols with only a hint of “Skunk” to add some redeeming features. I’d rather smell my own bedsheet trapped farts…though I have been known to enjoy then on occasion I have to say.

Taste: Ghandi’s embalming fluid gently peppers the sweet malts and cleaning fluids. Finish is of TCP Antiseptic with a rounded Dettol influence to satisfy the sponsors. Sweet and putrid.

Mouthfeel: Average feel but weaker than most.

Drinkability: More Tea Vicar!!! I’m watching Criss Angel and I wish he could make this fucker disappear.

Overall: I think I just mummified my internals. “Go for Monk”, so says the Neck Label, so I did, but wish I hadn’t. Well I think I would rather be a Monk than have to drink anymore of this stuff.

Goes all the way to Eleven…….Minus Eleven.

Computer Says No!

Aug 31, 2006
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MacMalt from New Jersey

2.34/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into mug. The color is a golden straw with virtually no head or lacing. The smell is malty and sweet with a whiff of oak. The taste is quite sweet with a subtle fruitiness. It's very light in body and carbonation. Overall, I didn't expect much so I wasn't disappointed. I only bought this because I wanted to rate a malt liquor and Mickey's Mean Green wasn't available. I can't imagine drinking this one again!

Jan 23, 2016
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paulish from New York

3/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oct 10, 2019
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metter98 from New York

2.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Feb 21, 2020
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

2.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Maybe a sweet nose. Flavor is sweet but hops are trying to balance, menthol in the background. $3.45 for a 650ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Jul 30, 2008
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +36.7%
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.

Mar 06, 2011
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BeerResearcher from Massachusetts

1.92/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

22 oz tall brown bottle. Batch No. and Mfg. Date is blank. Imagine a beer that's manufactured instead of brewed!

It pours a healthy piss color with mostly large white bubbles, which dissipate in a blink of an eye. There is absolutely NO lacing. Odd!

There's a wet cut grassy aroma that barely masks a corny liquor, boozy smell. A slightly sulfuric odor lingers throughout.

The taste starts as a cheap boozy Malt Liquor-like beer, then falls apart as it warms, morphing into a cheap oily alcoholic corn chowder-like concoction.
I know I'll never be able to repay Genaro for this "gift", so I'll just set his car on fire.

Jan 10, 2007
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ElGordo from Oregon

1.85/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Won a bottle of this in a wager with Maltmaster420. Thanks Chris! (I suppose)

Poured from the 650ml bottle into a pint glass. Body is a bright golden color, with a small, wispy white head for a crown. Aroma is, uh, interesting. Slightly smoky pale and adjunct malt, a bit of corny sweetness, and some mildly sweet fruit. Palate is all over the place - sweet pale malt up front, a bit of tropical fruit in the middle, and an oddly smoky finish that lingers.
Mouthfeel isn't too bad for this style of beer, but still isn't exactly a particularly pleasant experience. A bit creamy, but more foamy if you aren't careful. Although not entirely unpleasant, it's difficult to finish the entire bottle of this one. Not going to be buying this again.

Sep 12, 2007
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Zorro from California

2.16/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Warning! Just because a Top beer store can get a beer doesn't mean that it is a good beer.

Whiff of skunk when I popped the cap.
Pale yellow beer with no real head. Looks like Malt Liquor.

This smells sweet and fairly floral. Mild scent of malt but this really smells more like Sake than beer.

Taste is sweet and sulfur and kerosene? and ashes. Second taste is smoother but this is really the Indian Revenge for IPA.

I have tried to find the good points of this beer; but it doesn't have one.

Mouthfeel is beer; it isn't bad in this respect.

How to rate the drinkability of this is hard. Budweiser is better. I can say with confidence that this won't make you puke! Unless you were queasy before you try this and then well, you will be screwed!

May 29, 2006
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Noelito76 from New York

2.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Jan 25, 2017
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emerge077 from Illinois

1.79/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

It's over 9000! That's alot of zeroes. Been psyching myself up to drink this, the bottle has been sitting on top of the fridge for awhile now, marinating. The gleeful, malicious look in the monk's eye on the label doesn't help...his disdain is palpable for all heathens that may fall for this demon drink.

Ice cold out of the freezer and into a Gaffel stange glass. A few large bubbles at first, like a glass of juice. A steady pour generates a few centimeters of foam. DOA after a minute, it looks just like apple juice. First sips, foul taste of... smoky candle wax? Artificial, filmy feel, it's lack of sweetness betrays the mild sweet apple and smoke aroma. Drainpour. Stay far away from this cursed malt beverage...

"For sale in U.S.A. country only." This has got to be some cruel joke...

Mar 26, 2009
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Domingo from Colorado

2.28/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Saw this at my local Indian restaurant and had never seen or heard of it before.
With a name like Old Monk, I had no idea what to expect.
Pours a deep golden color with a lot of head and carbonation. No issues there.
Smells really, really sweet. Based upon the nose it seems like some kind of cider/champagne hybrid beer?
Ah...the taste pretty much gives it away. It tastes like Colt 45 with a bunch of candi sugar thrown into it. Boozy, sweet, and rough. As it warms it oddly gets a little better, but this isn't something I'd ever recommend.
Mouthfeel is sticky and finishing a 22oz bottle of this wasn't easy.
This is another one of those weird Indian malt liquors along the lines of India's Special.
Avoid this and in general, avoid Indian lagers over 5% abv. Skip this and grab a Kingfisher or Dansberg instead. While nothing special, they're much better than this stuff.

Nov 23, 2009
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jettjon from Florida

3.04/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served at an Indian restaurant from 22-ounce bomber a copper cup. Straw color no real head. Thin clinging ring and some lacing on sides. Nose of cherries or sweet raisins. Mouth is thin with good carbonation but not much viscosity. Flavor somewhat fruity, alcohol is well masked. Overall enjoyable but would not seek out.

Jun 12, 2015
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czechsaaz from Washington

2.07/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Another new to me beer from the asian food markets in the I.D.

First whiff of the aroma was pretty skunky hops. Big negative right off the bat and they linger but not so powerful as that first hit. Lots of base malt aromas but also smells a little like simple table sugar syrup.

Started off with a decent white head but that faded quickly and now I've gopt a glass of pale golden stuff with HUGE carbonation bubbles that hit the surface, float for a moment and then pop. I could drop some ice cube in it and I would swear it's a glass of Schwepps Ginger Ale.

Flavor is very sweet. Again sugary, not so much malty. Oh, there is malt but it is so sweet that it seems more like soda-pop than beer. Light hop bitterness on the back end but not nearly enough. Plus it's a nice clean lager fermentation so there's no spice/ester/fruit that could give it any complexity.

Medium bodied witha high biting carbonation level.

Drinkability? I poured it after half a glass. It really doesn't taste much like a beer, more like a soda. And at 8% I fell like this beer's only purpose is to get drunk. Strong and sweet and so goes down pretty easy, but I don't want it.

Feb 20, 2009
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daliandragon from Maryland

2.36/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Jul 05, 2012
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BeerDreadz from Florida

2.75/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Jul 18, 2018
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harpus from Alabama

2.5/5  rDev +2%

Jul 22, 2012
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Latarnik from New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

May 27, 2014
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jwc215 from Arizona

2.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden yellow with plenty of clarity. A thin creamy white head slowly fades.

The smell is of light grain, light fruitiness and a touch of rubbing alcohol.

The taste is of sweet grain with an odd taste that is not easy to describe. Something like moldy wood. There is a smoky note to it. Alcohol is fairly well-hidden for style and abv. Not as harsh or husky as other examples of the style, but not particularly pleasant.

It has a certain creaminess and is not impossible to get through the body, but beware of the nasty aftertaste that clings on for too long.


Feb 10, 2008
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Imstillthegman from Delaware

2.16/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Courtesy of Zorro through BIF 120/190.

Looks a lot like an American Macro. Pale yellow with no head....very bubbly. Smells like sweet rice and corn. Tatse is not good...not sure where the whole "super beer" on the label comes from. Sweet and sour at the same time. I actually drank this with a friend of mine from India. He said this is what they would drink if they wanted to drunk off of beer not liquor. Take that for what it's worth. Crisp, highly carbonated mouthfeel.

Jun 24, 2006
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PhiloPsych from California

2.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The bar tender at an Indian restaurant recommended this when I asked if they had any dark beers. They didn't, but he seemed to think this came closest. In fact it was just yellow. I poured the beer myself. The head was thin and bubbly and dissipated quickly. There looked to be lots of carbonation, but the mouthfeel was not fizzy. The smell was strong alcohol and very sweet. The taste was also very sweet and strong alcohol. The bottle says 8% but the alcohol taste was even stronger. After drinking a pint, I also felt like I had had more than one pint of 8% beer. The bottle says it is a beer for beer-lovers. I don't know about that, but it is for those who want a strong beer. I probably wouldn't order this beer again, but it is worth trying once for variety's sake.

Aug 26, 2006
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -49%

May 12, 2014
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Bobzilla from New York

2.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Interesting beer...
Seems to be an attempt at making a higher malt/higher alcohol beer to emulate a tripel. But, it falls waaay short. (Emphasis on waaay.)

The appearance is nice enough. Yellow-orange color, nice and clear. The head is white, and vanishes away relatively fast considering the quantity of sugar in the beer.
The smell is at first sweet, like honey or a sugar syrup, but after a bit of warming, a medicinal smell (band-aids) start to mix in.
The taste is very sweet, with a bit of alcohol tang. I can't quite discern a particular fruit flavor from the beer, just 'fruity' overall. It reminds me a bit of a mead made with a generic honey.
The mouthfeel is fizzy, and definitely has that diacetyl slipperiness to it.
Overall, I would say that this is not a beer that is best drank on its own. With the savory nature of Indian food, it seems to be a bit nicer. The sweetness is balanced out better in conjunction with a nice curry.

Feb 22, 2008
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.32/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

(650 ml bottle; Batch no. & Mfg. date both blank; purchased cold single... split poured between a fat tulip and a teku)

L: crystal-clear, honey-orange-amber colored liquid, tiny bit of dusty sediment afloat; tight, white, bubbly foam, holding more steady in the teku... lovely spongy collar keeps, but little-to-no lace

S: classic cake donut (or sugar cookie) malt base, subtle leather and vague coriander phenol spice, similar to what I've smelled in some (strong) pale Baltic lagers, notably Carlsberg Special Brew; so mildly medicinal, but more so almost cider-like... light-moderate overall intensity

T: oh yeah, but then no... dry, vaguely corn-meal cereal overtone, soft blast of ethanol through the middle, sort of stale, floury finish, lingering a sec before quietly degrading in the aftertaste... after a few moments, a vague (dry) apple pie flavor flickering... like a cider/champagne/malt liquor cocktail; flavors have a bit more pop/focus outta the teku

F: quiet heat lingering back and top of palate, rounded mellow bite... bottom of palate feels relatively dry and clean... marginally ragged around the edges, but doesn't have much viscosity or burn

O: reminds me of a lighter Axe Head - tastes a touch aged, but also doesn't taste carefully brewed and/or made to be sipped cellar temp from a glass... do keep the bottle wrapped in the paper bag, and this IS a race to the finish - on your marks! (1581)

Oct 17, 2019
Old Monk 10000 from Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 79 ratings