I scored Stockyard Saloon a 93 out of 100. This is Grand Champion Texas BBQ
Brisket: Superior Excellent. A big bright red 3/8 inch smoke ring beneath a black crust. That is a rare sight. The slice tested perfect tender, very moist and fat render to silky goodness. No knife needed. Bold smoke flavor and a great seasoned rub. With willful purpose, I was on the serving line the day they submitted their meats for the contest. I made sure to hand pick out the burnt ends for myself. No sauce needed at all.
Ribs: Excellent. Large meaty spare ribs cooked to fall off the bone perfection. So tender and moist, most bites were as soft as cake. A delightful rub really made these ribs stand out. I am sure its well guarded secret so why ask. Rosy pink and full smoke flavor. They did not last long. They went so fast, I have no picture of them. No sauce needed.
Sausage: Good. Small 6 inch link course ground pork sausage with mild traditional spice and a faint after taste. Casing was snappy and smokey. They were a little greasy for me. Use the sauce.
Sauce: Very Good. A thick ketchupy sweet sauce with chunks of onions. Lots of flavor and was good by the spoonful. This stuff could make the asphalt taste better. So not needed and hated to see so many patrons drown their meats. Get on the side people!