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 IV 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.

My reviews

Devastator Double Bock

Wasatch Beer Devastator Double Bock
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A rich and complex malt-driven beer with strong bread crusts, toast, nuttiness and a light caramel character. The malt-derived plum and dark cherry aromas provide a pleasant background support to the malt and light floral alcohol aroma. The flavor opens up with a prominent, rich, bready, toasty ... Read More

Alaskan Brewing Amber

Amber by Alaskan Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing is being evaluated as an Altbier (Category 7B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Because this beer is called “Amber” it is often mistaken for an American Amber Ale instead of the Alt style beer that it is. The appearance is quite inviting, showcasing... Read More

Parabola

Firestone Walker Parabola Stout Beer
Judges Rating:
97
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The beer pours midnight black with a thick, tan, creamy head that seems to last forever. The aroma is an intense, rich and complex blend of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, dark roast coffee, black cherries, raisins and a light spicy alcohol character that contributes to a multi-layered bouquet. The... Read More

Anchor Steam Beer

Anchor Steam Beer
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer starts with a lightly rich bready malt character that gives way to light toast and caramel as it warms and opens up. As the malt settles down, a woody, earthy hop aroma and light fresh apple ester offer a complementary balance. The flavor also does not disappoint. The bready, toasty... Read More

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