Apparently the recreated braggot sucked, which makes sense given the
honey content. Mead tastes like cough syrup, so if you took equal parts
of NyQuil, an amber ale, a couple squirts of almond air freshener and a
couple of peppermints, then you might be close.
Of course, it's easy to screw a recipe up when you have the directions, probably a lot harder when you don't. Mead still sucks.