How can you pick out an “uneducated” BBQ palate at a restaurant? Easy. Just watch. As soon as the BBQ arrives, the poor soul picks up the BBQ sauce bottle and drenches the meat/s before tasting. The proper way to eat BBQ is to first taste the meat, then taste the sauce, and finally taste the sauce and the meat together. At this point you can add the appropriate amount of sauce for your taste. Just the same way one would never salt food before tasting.
Know why some BBQ establishments slather sauce all over their meat before serving? You guessed it! The meat is not something they are proud of and it covers up a multitude of sins!