Ok, so maybe I'm exaggerating a bit.... :-P
Mine smelled like it did while they were fanning, a sour smell that wasn't exactly honey-like. It did retain some of the sock odor. I felt obligated to explain why it smelled that way when I gave it away. YMMV, I think there is a whole range of flavors that can occur.
It was my first harvest, so made a big impression. I'd probably enjoy it more now, but it still wasn't near so good as my spring or summer honey. I would like to try a batch of mead on it, though.
I don't get much anymore, and leave it for them.