I think its young beer, not fusal alcohols. I too think it'll age out and become alot more mellow.
I make plenty of mead, and that stuff tastes like lighter fluid at first, but later on its delicate and mellow, zero hotness.
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