Review: Williamson Bros. Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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A few months back I did a review of Williamson Bros. Original BBQ Sauce.  Today I decided to try out it’s spicier sibling, Williamson Bros. Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

Williamson Bros. Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Williamson Bros. Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce

As I’ve previously mentioned, Williamson Bros. BBQ got its start about 20 years ago.  They are based out of Georgia with restaurant locations in Marietta, Canton, and Douglasville.  They have a wide variety of sauces and spices available for sale on their online store.  The star for today, though, is the Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

Naked Observations

Like the original BBQ sauce, the thickness of the sauce is a bit thinner than a typical Kansas City style sauce.  However, it is thicker than an Eastern Carolina style vinegar-based sauce.  The color of the sauce is a nice dark red color and just a bit darker than the original sauce.  Like the original, you can see the pepper flakes and spices throughout the sauce.

Sauce Swatch

Sauce Swatch

The sauce gives an aroma of sweet tomatoes and a hint of spiciness.  When I took a naked taste, I got the same tomato sweetness that the original sauce had.  However, I also got a hint of smokiness and a nice bit of back heat from the chipotle peppers being used.

To the Meat of the Matter

I actually decided to try this sauce on a couple of different things.  This past weekend I cooked a pork butt, so I decided to make a pulled pork wrap using this sauce for lunch.

Pulled Pork Wrap with Williamson Bros. Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Pulled Pork Wrap with Williamson Bros. Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce

I found that this sauce paired really well with pulled pork.  The spiciness of the sauce complemented the smokiness that was prevalent in the pork.  The tomato flavor tied everything together quite nicely.

For dinner, I had some leftover chicken cooked by my wife.  I took that chicken, chopped it up, and made a sandwich.

Chicken sandwich

Chicken sandwich

Close-up!

Close-up!

The sauce added nicely to the flavor of the chicken.  All in all, I was very pleased with this sauce.  In fact, I prefer the Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce to the Original BBQ Sauce.

Williamson Bros. BBQ can be found online at http://www.williamsonbros.com where you can find their sauces and spices available for purchase.

  • http://hotsaucedaily.com Brian Meagher

    Nice review, Big Wayne. I love the classic label… almost “old school” in graphics. The sauce does look very thin and plain to me. How would you describe the Chipotle flavor? Is it smoky and prominent or just spicy? What’s the heat level in your opinion?
    Some thin sauces can be delicious… a favorite thin sauce of mine is Pee Dee River’s Swamp Sauce http://hsd.to/peedee1

    Thanks for the review.

    • brownkw

      It really was a delicious sauce. It is a bit thin, but it works. The heat and smokiness are well balanced. If I had to place the heat on a scale of 1 to 5, I would say it’s between 2 and 2.5. There’s some back heat, but it’s not completely overpowering.

      • http://hotsaucedaily.com Brian Meagher

        Nice. I would definitely try this BBQ sauce based on your review. Especially since I don’t like my BBQ sauce to be too hot.
        Great pics too. Really helps to see the sauce itself along with the food.

  • http://www.godofthegrill.com Kevin

    Wayne,

    I would’ve picked this off the shelf based entirely on the packaging itself. Love the old school label! Perhaps there is a retro loving hipster still hanging somewhere inside my 42 year old body!

    • http://hotsaucedaily.com Brian Meagher

      Yea, Kevin. That label would’ve sucked me in too. Kind of looks like a road-side stand sauce.