It costs $6.45 at my local Starbucks.
Before opening up the sandwich, there didn't seem to be much meat to it but there was actually a good amount hidden between the two slices of bread.
The BBQ sauce had a rich, savory quality to it with a mellow tomato base and a distinct peppery note. There was also a slight tingle of heat that accented the base flavors and lingered a bit. As far as sweetness and tanginess went, it was surprisingly subdued and better off for it.
The sourdough was an odd choice to me. Soft and pillowy Wonderbread (or something similar) is the the traditional bread for barbecue in my mind. The sourdough was too chewy and imparted that signature fermented tang that didn't jive so well with the barbecue sauce. It was nicely toasted with a crispy crust though.
Nutritional Information - Starbucks BBQ Beef Brisket on Sourdough
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1210mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 23g