Does sloe gin taste anything like gin?!
No, not at all like gin.
More like (to me) cough syrup - but OK cough syrup.
Sweet and fruity? No, more sweet and dark.
No pine, no herbs.
And if there's any left over you can use it on pancakes!
Sloe gin is being made two different ways these days: gin is infused with sloes and then sweetened or neutral grain spirit is used. If gin is used, you may pick up hints of pine, but the sloe flavor is so intense it's not super noticeable. If NGS is used, obviously there are no gin characteristics.
No, it doesn't taste like gin.