Source: John Wyllie COYOTE (SLK6P@cc.usu.edu), Mead Digest #214, 9/24/93
After a month or two in the bottle it had carbonated, but smelled like vomit. Had a sour citrusy aftertaste.
I put it away for a LONG time, and a year later it was clear, sparkling, and smelled nicely citrus. The puky smell had cleared. It did taste like grapefruit, but gently so. It may have been a bit too acid. A nice champagne like presentation. You could even make raisin submarines in it. (if you've never tried this, drop a wrinkly raisin in a glass of clear sparkly mead, and be amazed!!! Fun for the whole family!)