Courtesy of a few interesting connections, I scored a bottle of one of those beers that every beer geek in this region either goes bananas over or is anxious to sample thanks to high buzz on beer-rating sites. It's not commercially available here.
I am SO sorely tempted to take this beer, take the label off of the bottle, and pour it "blind" to a bunch of guys who fancy themselves as beer critics. Just to see what happens when we strip away the preconceptions.
Heck, I'll have to bring (or fabricate) a bottle of something else, maybe two, just to throw off the scent.
Does anyone think they're up to the challenge? BeerBaron? Bruce? JohnM? Maybe counter with a "blind" bottle from the cellars?
Or should I just drink it all myself and post the notes and see if you can name it that way?