or just ride it out, bottle, age a year, and i bet they won't taste like rocket fuel.
i've made plenty of strong mead in my days and it always comes out of secondary smelling and tasting like lighter fluid.
a year or two later and it is indeed the nectar of the gods.
Patience, patience. And some patience...is what will 'fix' this.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10