Hmm, I know it was pretty strong like sucking on a butterscotch, so much that it overpowered any malt flavor. It was on tap, I wonder why they served it, I guess some people can't detect it for some reason. It's in a small town anyway, most people that frequent the place probably have no idea and/or like it (Better than anything else there).
I've never had a scotch ale with this flavor, mostly strong caramel but no butterscotch? The guidelines say that sometimes the caramel in Scotch ale is sometimes mistaken for diacetyl.