Black Swan Sweet Cognac BBQ Sauce Review
Sweet is the key word in Black Swan Sweet Cognac BBQ Sauce‘s name and in its flavor. With a short list of ingredients that include soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, orange juice, brown sugar, garlic, onions, ginger, and cognac. It’s the addition of the sweet brandy that gives this Black Swan barbecue sauce its flavor personality.
My wife and I tried this sauce on steak, ribs, and chicken wings. It worked well on each dish. My wife particularly enjoyed it on the chicken wings. I also scored points with my mother-in-law after she tried the Black Swan barbecue wings. I enjoyed each of the dishes we tried the sauce on as well, although it will never replace some of my more favorite pepper-based sauces.
My wife, my mother-in-law, and I sat down to watch Survivor. We like to make a presentation of the event, so we got some of the mini sausages and marinated them in Black Swan’s Sweet Cognac. We made up some Italian meatballs as well, soaking the meatballs thoroughly in this barbecue sauce. It was so good, we’re planning to repeat those finger food snacks for a Christmas Eve party.
I can only lien the experience of this sauce to drinking candy from a bottle — it’s that sweet. Not one of the ingredients stands out above the other, including the cognac, but the combination presents a balanced, almost sinfully delightful flavor that reminds me of the pleasure you can get from a really good piece of imported chocolate.
One of the good things about this barbecue sauce is the wide range of palettes it pleases. You can have a large backyard barbecue and please all of your guests at the same time. There’s no need to add any additional ingredients to the sauce either. It works right out of the bottle. That sounds like a no brainer, I know, but I’ve tasted many barbecue sauces that require a touch of this or a touch of that to help them along. Adding anything to Black Swan Sweet Cognac BBQ Sauce would only disrupt the already perfect balance of flavors and take away from it rich, satisfying smoothness.
As an added bonus, if you keep this sauce on your shelf, you’ll be helping the Children’s Home Aid Society of Illinois — an organization devoted to helping abandoned and orphaned children. A portion of every sale of Black Swan goes toward this organization.
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