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Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - WhiteoutExcellent1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroGood1
Cromarty - Hit The LipGood1
Fyne - AvalancheGood4
Fyne - JarlGood5
Cromarty - Happy ChappyGood1
Cromarty - KowabungaAcceptable1
Cromarty - AKAAcceptable1
Fyne - YakhopAcceptable1
Fyne - Dhu itPoor1
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Loch Ness - Light NessNot Tried0
Cromarty - Ghost Town Not Tried0
Fyne - Sunryes BlvdNot Tried0
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Spiced OotNot Tried0
Picture 1. Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

01 Aug 2017 (McGargle)
Quiet, early evening.
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80GoodFruity and flavoursome.
Fyne - Avalanche4.50PoorThin and uninteresting.
13 Jul 2017 (McGargle)
Don't be put off by a lack of pump clips. Thursday is usually fresh cask day and they sometimes forget to show the pimpclips. Seven beers on.
Fyne - Avalanche4.50GoodFresh and refreshing.
10 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Busy, noisy. Just as it should be.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentYardstick beer.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Atlantic Drift3.50Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Spey Valley - Spiced Oot6.10Not Tried
20 Jan 2017 (McGargle)
Bands setting for a night of raucous music. Eight ales available.
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodIdeal refresher.
Cromarty - AKA6.70AcceptableBig and bold but lacking the finesse of Southville Hop in CASC.
29 Dec 2016 (McGargle)
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60AcceptableSeemed tired.
17 Nov 2016 (McGargle)
Eight ales available. Only those tried noted.
Fyne - Avalanche4.50Good
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Good
27 Oct 2016 (McGargle)
Very quiet early evening. Thursday's a good day to visit as this is when fresh casks are put on for the weekend. Eight beers on from Windswept, Orkney, Fyne and Cromarty.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentJarl at its best.
22 Sep 2016 (McGargle)
Good range. Didn't note the beers I didn't try. Unusually for Krakatoa beers seemed a bit warm.
Fyne - Avalanche4.50Good
Fyne - Jarl3.80AcceptableLacking the crispness of the Jarl in The Grill.
10 Mar 2016 (McGargle)
Quieter. Dhu it had sold well. Must've been me.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Good
Fyne - Yakhop3.40AcceptableFresh, easy drinking wheat beer. Presumably hopped with....Becoming uncomfortably sweet.
Fyne - Avalanche4.50Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Loch Ness - Light Ness4.50Not Tried
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80Not Tried
03 Mar 2016 (McGargle)
Good to see Krakatoa majoring on the more innovative/skilled brewers. Think Fyne, Cromarty, Swannay etc. By far the best real ale bar in Aberdeen at the moment.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80ExcellentFresh session IPA. Drank stronger than abv, the wonder of wheat.
Fyne - Dhu it4.50PoorUnbalanced and aggressively bitter. Supposed to be a raspberry porter. Maybe it will age gracefully.
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Cromarty - AKA6.70Not Tried
Loch Ness - Light Ness4.50Not Tried
Cromarty - Ghost Town 5.80Not Tried
Fyne - Sunryes Blvd5.40Not Tried

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About the Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar)

The pub sign. Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5AA.

Rock and metal music bar with friendly staff and customers. Unstinting commitment to real ale - usually five from mostly Scottish micros (often BrewDog) on. Lined glasses used. Excellent selection of keg beers on font and plenty of interesting bottles - think Rodenbach, Cantillon and the like. Real Cider too. One of the best bars in Scotland and probably Britain, The Moorings Bar is an Aberdeen 'must visit'. Renamed in 2015.

We have visited this pub 127 times, seen 144 different beers and tried 79 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 5AA