I was wondering if anyone would be interested and if it's legal to send a beer to a community member that can judge my home brews. I would prefer someone who has judged before. I have a porter with a very slight sherry flavor. It's not bad at all. I think I have a porter with a sherry flavor at least. It was supposed to be the white house honey porter.
You could set up a trade with another member or just send them beer and not expect anything in return but their critique. Also, of you have any local home brew clubs, you can ask them if they'd be willing to taste test.
It's legal to give your beer away to anyone of legal drinking age. You simply cannot sell it.
I know of one BJCP judge in the midwest who offers this...can't remember the website. It is like 5 bucks a beer or something like that and he is a National level judge. Actually I am surprised that more BJCP judges aren't "judging" on the side. Contests can be good too but there are so many variables that come into play. I can't tell you how many comps I have entered where the judge isn't even BJCP qualified.