Dinosaur Bar-B-Cue’s Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce

by Marty Greenwell on October 3, 2011 · 0 comments

in Bar-B-Que, Product Reviews

Dinosaur Bar-Q-Cue - Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce

Dinosaur Bar-Q-Cue - Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce

All the way from Syracyse, New York comes Dinosaur Bar-B-Cue’s Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce. Surprisingly light in colour for a chipotle based sauce, this bottle comes with a dinosaur motif breathing fire on chicken, steak and chips – it’s quite a lively label with plenty to say. I’m not completely sure which dinosaur breathed fire, but that definitely isn’t going to come from the heat contained in the innards.

With the top gone, the aromas that emanate from the bottle are not that distinguishable. There is a hint of garlic on the nose, but trying to tie down the chillies inside is not easy, the distinct chipotle smell you’d expect is well disguised. The prose on the bottle goes for a beer metaphor claiming it will make your food all hopped up with its tempestuous brew of cayenne, habanero and chipotle chilli mix.

Ingredients: Water, Cayenne Peppers, Sugar, Vinegar, Garlic, Chipotle Peppers, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Habanero Peppers, Honey, Spice Extracts and Natural Flavour.

Bottle supplied by Hot-Headz.com

It’s certainly an eclectic mix though the “natural flavour” was a bit concerning as to what it might be – if it’s natural, why not just say what those flavours are? The sauce pours easily onto the spoon as it is quite thin in texture, a few flecks of peppers but no seeds, so be careful when tipping the bottle.

The flavours that come through on the first taste are unusually meaty, like a beef chilli, this is mixed with a hint of garlic and the cayenne peppers creeping in. What is difficult to pick out is any chipotle; if it’s there it’s very lightly smoked and well-disguised, but that’s not to say it isn’t tasty. I’ve now used nearly two thirds of the bottle as it has a very moreish quality to it. It goes great with most things included pizza and sausage sandwiches. What heat that is there hits straight away, though it’s fairly mild with just a hint of habanero fire to give it a little more kick than is normally associated with this style of sauce – it peaks straight away and just
lingers nicely.

Overall Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce is a very usable everyday hot sauce with quite an unusual meaty flavour to it, even if it’s a bit lacking in chipotle tang. Given I’ve managed to get through most of the bottle in under a week, I’d definitely recommend giving this a go, particularly if you like the milder sauces and especially at £3.99 for a 148ml bottle from Hot-Headz.com.


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