I finally received my score sheets from the Sam Adams Contest. If you remember, I entered a Porter which was my second attempt at brewing. Two judges scored my beer an average of 27.5 which rates at the high side of "Good"
The scale is as follows:
Very Good (30-37)
A satisfactory beer that generally fits the style parameters.
One judge's comments were "This is a good beer, but not malty enough for style. Slight soap flavor. Very Dry Finish"
The other wrote "Slight roast, mild. Try increasing chocolate malt a bit"
So I think overall not bad for my first entry. And I even got a cool t-shirt that says Samuel Adams Homebrewer on it.
Next year I'll do better...