I made this last year and it was a hit! Be cautious as there is a reason Vikings are well known for making/drinking mead. This stuff is STRONG.
Drink a glass and wait. It does not hit you right off but sneaks in. I would drink a glass and say, "Mmm, that was good! Im going to have another glass." I pour another take a sip and the first glass kicks in full force and the freshly poured glass sits unfettered. Then when I wake up (lol), I must pour it out and waste it.
Im going to get another batch going. Prob follow the recipe loosely. Ill let you know what I end up doing and how it turns out.