Randy Scorby

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Beer & Mead Judge

Randy Scorby began his search for great beer decades ago and he has been home brewing since 2006. He is currently the BJCP Continuing Education Director as well as a Grand Master III Beer Judge and a Mead Judge.  He was also the 2011 National Homebrewer of the Year.  He has traveled to many locations worldwide in search of the perfect beer, including Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Austria and the Czech Republic.

History

Member for
1 year 9 months

My reviews

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The initial sniff grabs the drinker with big tropical fruit hop aroma of pineapple and mango, with a background note of mixed stone fruit.  A light floral alcohol note and light bready maltiness chimes in as it warms to support the complex hop character.  As you enjoy the aroma, you will note... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This cider pours medium straw and is brilliantly clear, with champagne like bubbles that rise from the glass.  It has a prominent fresh and lightly bruised apple aroma followed by a spicy, cinnamon background note and a light acidity. The apple character is also prominent in the flavor with a... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This porter pours black and opaque, with a monster brown, creamy head that is quite persistent. The aroma is moderately roasty and complex, supported by a chocolate, coffee and nutty malt character with a background earthy hop aroma. The flavor is bursting with malt, and like the aroma it has a... Read More

Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours deep gold with a light haze, and a fine, white persistent head. The aroma is moderately tart with a hint of lemon zest, and a light peppery character that emerges as the beer warms. A light bready maltiness and moderate briny character also develops in the aroma. There is... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer pours a hazy light gold, with a creamy, white, persistent head. The aroma initially greets the drinker with a moderate lemon ester, light tartness and a pleasant bready maltiness. A light peppery character chimes in as the beer warms. The flavor follows with moderate bready, doughy... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer pours an appropriately hazy deep amber with rose highlights, and a beautiful light pink head that persists. A prominent raspberry aroma jumps from the glass, and is balanced by a light earthiness, a moderate level of bready malt and a light, tart acidity. The raspberry character is a... Read More

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