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Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - WhiteoutExcellent1
Cromarty - Brewed AwakeningGood1
Cromarty - Hit The LipGood1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - AdriftGood1
Fyne - JarlGood3
Windswept - Indian SummerGood1
Cromarty - CascadeGood1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialAcceptable1
Fyne - AvalancheAcceptable3
Cromarty - GoldilocksAcceptable1
Sierra Nevada - Pale AleAcceptable1
Cromarty - AKAAcceptable1
Spey Valley - Spey StoutPoor1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroNot Tried0
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftNot Tried0
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Spiced OotNot Tried0
Cromarty - Red RockerNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Spey StoutNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Ale 9Not Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - SeafireNot Tried0
Picture 1. Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

08 Nov 2018 (McGargle)
Local trade
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windswept - Indian Summer4.70GoodSlightly sweet quaffable golden ale.
Cromarty - Cascade5.00GoodDecent light and floral APA.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20Not Tried
Fyne - Avalanche4.50Not Tried
Cromarty - Brewed Awakening4.70Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Ale 95.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Seafire4.00Not Tried
01 Oct 2018 (McGargle)
Shoot for Google Earth with a local metal band. Beer £2.95.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Goldilocks4.20AcceptableUnassuming pale ale.
10 May 2018 (McGargle)
Neighbourhood metal bar winding up for the evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Adrift3.20GoodTypically Swannay grainy. Big on flavour for such a light beer. APA style.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Red Rocker5.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Spey Valley - Spey Stout0.00Not Tried
22 Feb 2018 (McGargle)
A few taking refeshment bore the Tempest tap takeover at The Craftsman just up the road.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sierra Nevada - Pale Ale5.00AcceptableBordering on 'Poor' this lacked the freshness you'd expect.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20Acceptable
05 Oct 2017 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Avalanche4.50GoodFresh and refreshing.
10 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Busy, noisy. Just as it should be.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodIdeal refresher.
Cromarty - AKA6.70AcceptableBig and bold but lacking the finesse of Southville Hop in CASC.

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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

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent32
Good48
Acceptable44
Poor18

Website.

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 133 times, seen 151 different beers and tried 85 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 5AA