Quoting Denny here. Correct me if I'm wrong.
"I was just looking at my BJCP record and saw that I have enough experience points to hit Master. All I need to do is retake the tasting portion and score 2 more points on it! Unfortunately, the only exam around here in the next year is one I'm administering, so I can't take it!
I got 89 on written and 85 on taste, ended up with 88. No friggin' way am I gonna retake the written! I've gotta run the numbers to see what I'll need on the tasting to make it.
For me and a lot of other BJCP judges I know, it's a sense of personal accomplishment. I'm not really looking for anything but the enjoyment of learning about beer and being able to pass that knowledge along to others who are interested."
Why would you not re-take the written, your statments seem to contradict what your beliefs are. Take the written, you have taken it before how hard can it be. You can pass on the knowledge better by taking it twice. Are you taking the easy way out? Just the tasting? Maybe you need a 91 on your written instead, that knowledge can be passed on. Tasting is personal.IMO
A disclaimer here I have never taken the BJCP test or have attempted it, so I my be talking out of you know where. I mean no disrespect to Denny. But Come On Man! (ESPN flavor)