Mohan Breweries and Distilleries Ltd.
The aroma out of the bottle is a touch “skunky” but not to the degree of a Heineken. The color is a pale-to-medium yellow. The head is white, relatively thin, and dissipates quickly. There is minimal or no lacing.
What you’re probably wondering is “Is it really a ‘super’ beer?” The answer, unfortunately, is a resounding “NO”.
Having said that, I wouldn’t say it’s a bad beer either. It reminds me of Hayward’s 5000, Taj Mahal, and other Indian beers. It starts a touch bitter, but not in a hoppy way. It then gets malty and then a touch sour. This flavor actually works well with Indian food.
The folks at Beer Advocate who rated Old Monk 10000 were a bit unkind. It rates a 63/100 or “poor” on their scale. I definitely wouldn’t call it a “poor” beer. It definitely isn’t the equivalent of Ommegang Art of Darkness or any of the Samuel Smith brews, but it’s not bad.
I purchased this beer at The Andersons General Store, but I've seen it at other retailers.
IBU: unknown, but I’d rate it in the low 20’s
My rating: 5/10