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Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - Ghost Town Excellent1
Cromarty - Rogue Wave Excellent1
Fyne - JarlGood2
Cromarty - Brewed AwakeningGood1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - AdriftGood1
Cromarty - WhiteoutGood2
Fierce - Split ShiftGood1
Windswept - Indian SummerGood1
Cromarty - CascadeGood1
Fyne - AvalancheGood2
Cromarty - GoldilocksAcceptable1
Sierra Nevada - Pale AleAcceptable1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialAcceptable1
Cromarty - RaptorPoor1
Cromarty - Red RockerNot Tried0
Cromarty - Hit The LipNot Tried0
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Spey StoutNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Ale 9Not Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - SeafireNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Christmas LightNot Tried0
Cromarty - Happy ChappyNot Tried0
Picture 1. Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

13 Jun 2019 (McGargle)
Band night with seven college bands. Deep joy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
09 May 2019 (McGargle)
Great cask list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Rogue Wave 5.70ExcellentSubtly hopped IPA.
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80GoodWould be 4* but for a slightly astringent finish.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Red Rocker5.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Ghost Town 5.80Not Tried
25 Apr 2019 (McGargle)
Happily noisy. Four Windswept beers not noted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Avalanche4.50GoodFruity, crisp and dry.
Cromarty - Red Rocker5.00Not Tried
28 Dec 2018 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fierce - Split Shift5.50GoodGood APA
Cromarty - Raptor5.50PoorDescribed elsewhere as a Golden APA, this wasn't. It was dark brown with an unpleasant grainy astringency. Suspect the home-made pumpclip was wrong.
21 Dec 2018 (McGargle)
Sanctuary. No Christmas jumpers or once a year drunkards.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Ghost Town 5.80Excellent
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80Acceptable
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Christmas Light3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Not Tried
Spey Valley - Spey Stout0.00Not Tried
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

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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
Excellent34
Good53
Acceptable45
Poor19

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 138 times, seen 155 different beers and tried 89 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 5AA