11oz pour @ Taco Mac, East West Connector, Austell, GA, USA.
Firstly, $6.25 for the pour! Was once discussed here (long since gone).
Pour is an amber color with some nice clarity, good head and some nice lace. Looks tidy in the glass.
Nose gives a few notes of toffee and caramel and the tastes reflect that. The beer has a few nutty elements and is obviously and definitely malt based, but as for being a Scotch Ale I just don’t get it! If you are looking for some of those classic notes, then I think you will be horribly disappointed.
If you are looking for a nice, simple, winter time beer with some good levels of malt and a generally, sweet, malt based taste profile then you may well enjoy this beer. Don’t look for classic Scotch Ale notes.
The price is a whole other issue, and this may be a Taco Mac problem rather than a Bell’s problem, but at $9+ a pint this is one of the worst value drinks I recall EVERY buying.