This is another barbecue sauce from one of the legends of the field - a team that is still at the top of their game. Mike and Debbie Davis' Lotta Bull BBQ, out of Marietta, Oklahoma, has been among the most dominant teams in KCBS over the last few years. And they have now reached that level of success where other barbecue cooks will pay money to learn their secrets.
Not surprisingly, their barbecue sauce is a good one. When uncapped, it has a strong smoky aroma. The color is rich burgundy and the consistency is similar to that of condensed milk. Upon first taste, the sauce is surprisingly sweet. The sweetness lingers, but a savory essence of tamarind soon rises beneath, complemented by notes of onion and garlic, finishing with the prickly burn of hot pepper. The heat leaves behind a mellow, smoky burn that grows with each taste.