The "Forgotten Mead" really was 10 years in the carboy, after racking. There's no substitute for time in mellowing out a brew - It's won two brewing competitions.
(My secret? I might be more patient than you are ;-) What do you mean, "C'mon let's just drink the stuff"?

Well, I can't just hand you a mether of mead here, so you'll just have to settle for the "virtual" variety...

As my brewing area in my basement becomes presentable, I'll put a few pictures up showing how to brew your own. In the meantime, here's a few of the labels I've done for my various brews.

"Morrigan Mead" was named that because it was uncorked at An Tir / West War in A.S. XXXIII.
Morrigan (in Old Irish, "Mhor Righan" or "Great Queen") was one of the goddesses of war. Look for her and her ravens on the field of battle, walking among the dead...

"Brigit's Mead" was brewed for a celebration of Imbolc in A.S. XXXIV. Brigit (Saint, Goddess... pick your favorite) is the patron of herbcraft, poetry and bardistry, and metalsmithing. Since I do bardic stuff and make jewelry, I feel strongly attracted to her.

The mead I brewed was made with ginger to provide a little fire and rose petal extracts. This was the liquid left over from making a batch of rose beads (the original "rosary"). So I guess it has a touch of herbcraft in it...