Doomer’s Q Sauce – This is BBQ Sauce Maryland Style

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This is BBQ Sauce Maryland Style

BBQ Sauce Review - Doomer's Q Sauce

Yes, I said Maryland Style! We all know the traditional regional BBQ sauces from Memphis, Kansas City, Texas, the Carolinas, and Georgia and Alabama… but there is a company that has recently launched their Maryland based BBQ sauces – Doomer’s Q Sauces – crafting BBQ Sauce Maryland Style. And owner/creator Todd Dooms and his wife Jo have nailed what a Maryland style BBQ sauce should be.

Tomato based with a good balance of both the vinegar and molasses components and  a touch of Worcestershire sauce to really round out the flavor. Their first three sauces labeled Original, Hot & Spicy, and Dark bring a delicious new take on BBQ sauce that screams Maryland!

And here in Maryland, being stuck just north of the Carolina styles and just east of the Tennessee and Memphis/KC styles, there is a contingent that loves either the really sweet stuff (hello Sweet Baby Ray’s), or the thinner vinegar based style (Bone Suckin’ or Sticky Fingers). Of course I can’t speak for all of Maryland, there has to be some mustard based sauce lovers, as well as the simple Texas style sauces. But we live less than a mile from the Mason-Dixon line and have our own preferences.

Back to Doomer’s Q and their great sauces:

We met Todd and Jo of Doomer’s Q at Pork in the Park 2011, and were blown away by the quality of taste and diversity of their sauces.

First up is the Doomer’s Q Original:

BBQ Sauce Review - Doomer's Q Sauce - Original

Delightfully zesty yet true to BBQ form, it’s a delicious, savory, medium-bodied sauce that stands up to beef and complements chicken and shrimp very well.

Doomer’s Q Hot & Spicy:

Building on the solid foundation of their Original, the Hot & Spicy brings on the heat. I get a 2 out of 5 peppers of heat level… which is fine for me, as I like just a hint of heat in my hot/spicy BBQ sauces. This sauce can light you up gently, but it mellows with cooking. Our chicken tenders were mildly spicy – not too hot, but just hot enough.

Doomer’s Q Dark:

Here’s the “dark horse” of the lineup… (ouch! sorry for that bad pun). I was initially turned off by the inclusion of dark chocolate syrup – but after just one reluctant taste, I was sold. You have to try it to appreciate it. It is remarkably delicious and oh so very unique! I did NOT taste the chocolate as a single flavor; rather, it added a warm earthy component in a medium-thin sauce that just may change your mind about “dark” BBQ sauces. Excellent!

In summary, I am proud to announce, as a Marylander, that Doomer’s Q Sauces have truly captured the essence of what a Maryland BBQ Sauce should be – and you should capture a few bottles of this new hand-crafted BBQ sauce that is so different and unique in flavor. These sauces just may be your next secret ingredient to satisfy your friends or impress the judges.

We cooked some chicken tenders with all three sauces, and none of them disappointed us!

BBQ Sauce Review - Doomer's Q Sauce - Chicken Tenders Taste Test

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Comments on Doomer’s Q Sauce – This is BBQ Sauce Maryland Style

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the reaction on people’s faces when they try our sauces. We have more to come, so keep your eyes open. BBQ Sauce Maryland Style is here to stay!

Brian Meagher @ 9:40 pm #

Thanks, Kevin, for the opportunity to share this review on your site. We really are not exaggerating on how good this sauce is!