You should get plenty of feedback from the scoresheets, just in a different format. There were spaces for written comments too, I used these as "sum it all up in a sentence or two" opportunities a couple entries into our flight. If there's no written comments, you'll have to interpret the check boxes. Problem areas were supposed to be circled, assessments were checked. So lets say you entered a pilsner colored stout, the "Straw" box would be circled, meaning the color was out of style. If you entered a pilsner colored pilsner, the "Straw" box for colored would be checked, meaning that was the color and it was probably ok. I say probably, because maybe the judge missed the instructions to circle the problem areas. So you'll have to read between the lines a little bit.
Our table was loaded with high ranking judges, of the 8 of us there must have been 5 nationals and 1 master level judge. I judged with another national judge and we were in sync right away.
I agree though, if you're lucky enough to get your beer through to the 2nd round, you deserve to know in a general way at least, what it tasted like when it was poured.
They were slightly different, but you'll get them. Second round uses the checklist scoresheet with fewer written comments.
Kind of bummed to see that Just like a lot of us, I enter comps for feedback and dialing in brewing processes/recipes. Pretty hard to do unless you receive written comments!!