Recently I lived in Sweden and tried their caviar from a tube, and some black caviar from a jar. I disliked both. It felt like I tasting a salt lick, with a very unappetizing fishy taste, and an almost gooey like texture when you bit into it.
I was raised on masago (tiny beaded orange flying fish roe); the ones that you associate with sushi, and they've always had this sweet, mildly savory flavor when they burst in your mouth. I wouldn't describe it as a fishy flavor at all.
Is good, unsalted caviar something similar to what I enjoy?