So, I brewed a scotch ale the weekend before last, and had a bit of issues with efficiency, so I ended up at about 1.068, rather than 1.075. I used Skotrat's Traquair house ale clone recipe, but subbed EKG for hops.
I pulled a sample today to test my gravity, and it dropped all the way to 1.013. I tasted the sample, and while it is reasonably tasty, its overly bitter, and doesn't have that caramelly sweetness I expect out of a scotch ale.
I was reading Radical brewing, and I thought that maybe to give this a bit more body and flavor, I could take about a pound of light dme, and a half pound of sugar and cook it down until it caramelizes and gets a bit darker. I would hope to add some more maillard products and unfermentable sugars to add some more of that flavor. Any thoughts?