Made some soup too.
Will, I happen to have a BA scotch ale recommendation. BA Stone of Arborath from DC Brau in Washington, DC, a bourbon barrel aged wee heavy. Hits all the notes you’re looking for, none of the notes you’re not (yes toffee, caramel, bourbon, no crotch ale or AB). Now, it’s a DC beer so probably not helpful to you in Massachusetts, but “after the pandemic” when you’re in town this is the beer for you.