While in college, circa 1977, a good friend of mine exposed my young, ignorant taste buds to a brew referred to as "Double Dark Prior" at the college tavern. Having never tasted anything but mass-produced lagers, it was a shock to the system. By the end of the first plastic cup full my palate was starting to get with the program; and mid-way through my second cup I was in love. I had returned to Upstate New York several times since then, but apparent Prior Double Dark no longer exists. I had read in a couple of places that Matt's Brewing bought out Schmidt's (the original brewer of Dark Prior) decades ago, and the persistent rumor is that Matt's rebranded Prior as Saranac Black Forest. I've read other blog entries saying that the late F.X. Matt supposedly stated that it isn't so. Does anyone have any insight on this? If Saranac Black Forest isn't the same thing, is there anything on the market anywhere that's close to it? I remember loving that beer, and would enjoy that taste again. Thanks.