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Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - WhiteoutExcellent1
Fyne - AvalancheGood4
Cromarty - Happy ChappyGood1
Cromarty - Brewed AwakeningGood1
Cromarty - Hit The LipGood1
Fyne - JarlGood4
Sierra Nevada - Pale AleAcceptable1
Cromarty - KowabungaAcceptable1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialAcceptable1
Cromarty - AKAAcceptable1
Spey Valley - Spey StoutPoor1
Spey Valley - Spiced OotNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroNot Tried0
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftNot Tried0
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Picture 1. Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

22 Feb 2018 (McGargle)
A few taking refeshment bore the Tempest tap takeover at The Craftsman just up the road.
Fyne - Avalanche4.50Good
Cromarty - Brewed Awakening4.70GoodTasty coffee porter. Drank stronger than its abv.
28 Nov 2017 (McGargle)
Coming to the end of their beer week (casks tend to be swapped on a Thursday) so limited choice. Think Windswept and Spey Valley.
Sierra Nevada - Pale Ale5.00AcceptableBordering on 'Poor' this lacked the freshness you'd expect.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20Acceptable
05 Oct 2017 (McGargle)
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80Excellent
Fyne - Jarl3.80Acceptable
Spey Valley - Spey Stout5.40PoorNot stout: thin.
Cromarty - Brewed Awakening4.70Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
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.

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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 on Trinity Quay, 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. In March 2020 decided to closed for the duration of the Coronavirus alerts.

We have visited this pub 140 times, seen 155 different beers and tried 89 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 5AA