Originally Posted by Mdboatbum
It's the main flavoring in Gin. Sort of a citrus like flavor that kinda hits the taste buds in the back of your tongue. It's rather a unique flavor.
He's got the main description!
The mature, dark berries are usually but not exclusively used in cuisine, while gin is flavored with fully grown but immature green berries.
They are used in lots of wild game recipes to downplay any gaminess the meat may have.
The outer scales of the berries are relatively flavorless, so the berries are almost always at least lightly crushed before being used as a spice. They are used both fresh and dried, but their flavor and odor are at their strongest immediately after harvest and decline during drying and storage.