Originally posted: 4/23/2010 @ therumtrader.blogspot.com
I have to admit that I’ve had my bottle of Foursquare Spiced Rum (Barbados) for a long time, perhaps two years. So I am not entirely sure if this RUM is simply light and delicate with only the slightest spicy tones or if my bottle has severely mellowed over time. I think the former is true because I want to remember noting, upon opening, that it’s spice was minimal. That said, I liked this rum.
The Four Square comes in an cool square bottle (see it’s name) with a wax seal. The RUM has a appealing golden orange tone with strong, clingy legs. It’s nose revealed a nice butterscotch fragrance with hints of nutmeg, vanilla and orange.
Without Ice: Four Square only had the slightest of burns with a sparingly light, dry aftertaste. While not very noticeable in the taste, I did note a bit of spicy tingle on the tongue and palette; perhaps cinnamon?
With Ice: Yum. Adding a slight chill to the rum definitely brings out more of the spicy flavor. Hints of light vanilla and complex herbals was unexpected.
With Coke Zero: Yikes, this is a disaster. Four Square is simply too delicate to be mixed with something like Coke Zero; this killed all of the rum flavor I was enjoying when it was on ice. No spice flavor and only the slightest vanilla notes. The RUM almost enhances the “Diet” flavor of the Coke Zero.
6.5 of 10