Comments for: Allen’s coffee brandy sales slip but remain No. 1 in Maine

Posted March 28, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.
Last modified March 29, 2012, at 5:15 a.m.

ELLSWORTH | For the first time in five years, sales of Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy in Maine have slipped below $12 million and 1 million bottles for the calendar year. The coffee-flavored liquor, produced by M.S. Walker Inc. in Somerville, Mass., has long been the top-selling hard liquor in …

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  • Anonymous

    This story is just LOOKING for some great comments!  Come on folks, lets see how creative you can be.  

  • Anonymous

    First it starts snowing outside today, and now we get news of this…….

    • Anonymous

      It actually is a cold day in hell.  Budweiser take me away!

      • Anonymous

        heck with go to the store and buy some brandy!

    • Anonymous

      Yup, The world is going straight to heck. I’ll bet the ACB sales have dropped because folks’re making their own at home using P.Spring Vodka,chocolate milk and instant coffee…….Now that I’ve given up ancient family recipies………….

    • Anonymous

      might as well mix up a brandy!!

  • Anonymous

    The Champaign of Maine is on the wane. 

    • Anonymous

      Allen’s   ass in a glass….

      •  Fat ass in a glass….

        • Anonymous

           Sure tastes like ass in a glass. Even if it is a plastic one.

    • Anonymous

       Haha, excellent. Nicely done.

    • Anonymous

       I wonder if this is LePapages fault?

      • Anonymous

        all blame “trickles down” to Bush.

        -I miss voting for that man.

        • Anonymous

          Here, Here.

        • Guest

          Can’t be Bush’s fault… He quit snorting coke and drinking years ago.

      • Guest

        I don’t know. Did he stop drinking ?

      • Anonymous

        I hear he accounts for over 1/3rd of the Allen’s sales!

  • Anonymous

    Maine seems to enjoy the bottom shelf. Five O’ Clock? Its like kerosene

  • Millicent

    the wikipedia article on Allen’s Coffee Brandy lists some of the nick names…the obvious “champagne o’ Maine”….and another I haven’t heard before…”Fat A** in a Glass”

    • Funny, I’m right backwards from you – have heard Fat Aѕѕ in a Glass but not Champagne o’ Maine…Anyone have any other good ones?

      • Drunken Uncle Allen

      • Anonymous

        “The Diarrhea of Tomorrow”

      • Anonymous

        gorilla milk…. 50 ounces of Allens and 9.1 ounces of Oakhurst 1%

    • Anonymous

      Go to any Rite Aid, look at the people buying ACB and then you’ll know why it’s called “Fat A** in a Glass”.

  • Anonymous

    The poll question is kind of misleading it asks if you drink it but Allen’s has lots of uses.  Bait presevative, lobsterman preservative, Ice cream Flavor. 

  • Anonymous

    Say it isn’t so!  Come on folks you know what this means-Time for some fat a$$ in a glass for all allowed. 

  • Tom

    Allen’s Coffee Brandy is free – just swipe that EBT.

    • Anonymous

      Its more complicated than that sometimes. Occasionally, they have to use the ebt to buy bottles of water, then dump them to get the money to get the allens. Hard workers.

      • Anonymous

        what would happen if people took just a fifth of the energy they put into scamming the system and used it to do something productive?

        • Anonymous

          They prefer to do nothing!

    • Anonymous

      Mother’s milk for Maine’s less fortunate.

  • Anonymous

    NOOOOOOoooooo!!!!!!!!  They are going to start sobering up!  GOD help us all!

  • Oh no, Mr. Boston’s is taking over!Side Note: Doesn’t the shape in the Sombrero glass look eerily like Maine??

    • Anonymous

      IT DOES !  Thats too funny !

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking it was intentional………

      • Never know with Photoshop these days!

    • Anonymous

      Kind of looks like the stir stick is centered around Princeton.

    • Anonymous

       Maybe it’s one of those State O’ Maine ice cubes floatin’ in there.

  • Anonymous

    Just need to push more “Welfare Moms”.  That’s equal parts Allen’s and Diet Moxie. :)

    • Do people seriously mix coffee brandy with Moxie??

      • Anonymous

         Apparently.  I’ve seen this on mixology sites and someone has posted it under the recipes section of the official Moxie website:
        http://drinkmoxie.com/moxology.php?id=129

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I used to bartend and they do. Another common one was brandy with club soda….ewwwww!

        • Anonymous

           Here’s an even worse one- Allen’s and Moxie Energy Drink.You feel awful and can’t pass out.

      • Anonymous

        Try Southern Comfort/Coffee brandy.
        Fat Cracker A**.

  • I bet they’re spending the extra money on fireworks.

  • Anonymous

    See what happens when you beat up on welfare recipients!   Bad for the economy!

  • Guest

    Fat A– In a Glass !!!

  • Anonymous

    Could this be a sign that the economy is finally turning around?

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps, but it will be some time before bikini sales rebound.

  • kcjonez

    Did the governor switch to Kahlua now that he’s one of the elite?   

    • Anonymous

      He’s smart if he did. Allen’s is nasty stuff. I prefer Kahlua myself.

    • Anonymous

      Allens is too classy for LePage, I’m thinking his drink is Mad Dog 20/20

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for a good belly laugh! 

      • It fits him well as he is a Mad Dog

      •  Boone’s Farm Tickle Pink

        • Anonymous

           I miss that stuff:(

        • Anonymous

          Country Quencher is much better.

      • Anonymous

         He can afford to drink a lot better quality on our tax dollars.MD…eeww.

    • Anonymous

      The Guv takes his with VODKUH.

    • Guest

      The Governor switched to Oxy’s and Decaf.

  • Dairy farmers take another hit, milk sales must surely drop if the Allen’s sales drop?

  • Anonymous

    Buy a 1/2 gallon of Allens and gallon of milk, dump half the milk on the C Store parking lot, fill it back up with Allens and start riding around, A Maine tradition

    • Anonymous

      hahaha thats to funny,a page out of my past  i cant stop laughin!

      • Anonymous

         It’s still #1 in Islesboro.

    • Anonymous

      Oh…I just knew this headline was goin to have some great comments…thanks everyone

    • Anonymous

      Know what?  This was something us kids did back in the college days and some years beyond that!  What kind of “probable cause” can this bring when a cop tries to stop you from drinking a carton of milk if you aren’t driving erratically.

      Like dumping water at Shaw’s parking lot, return a couple of empties and get the deposit, then all you do is buy a bottle of vodka or gin at Shaw’s with the extra deposit change and refill the plastic bottle with the booze.  Then, let the good times roll (in more ways than one). 

  • Lord Whiteman

    It’s hard to drink anything when your in a full body cast.

  • Anonymous

    Its because we have a milk shortage

  • Anonymous

    Maine Champagne sales are down , times are tough all over ! 

  • Anonymous

    Oh no!!!! people are drinking less…God forbid.

  • Anonymous

    I think you can blame it on bath salt sales in the Bangor area……

  • Anonymous

    I don’t drink Allen’s – but then again, I don’t drink anything I have to mix with milk. Who has the money to spend on alcohol AND milk? 

  • Anonymous

    I never tried the stuff. So…..either I’m missing out on something……or perhaps not?

    • Anonymous

      nasty stuff, everyone I’ve ever known that drank it regularly was half crazy, and that is no joke!

  • Anonymous

    Is it popular because it’s cheap? I never heard of it until coming back to Maine.

    • I believe it’s a New England thing; I know they didn’t have it when I lived down south.

      • Anonymous

        down south they have 200 proof liqur; who needs coffee brandy?

    • Anonymous

      No, its fairly expensive!

  • Anonymous

    Come on who doesn’t have a happy memory with Allen’s?  Sad but true, I once drank so much that barely made it back to my apartment….that was across the street.  Sometimes I still sweat that smell.   

  • I bet sales havent slipped in the County!!

    • Anonymous

      Washington or Aroostook?

  • Anonymous

    PBR with lime and de coconut

  • Anonymous

    You stay classy, Maine

  • Jason Simonds

    “for whatever reason?”  LOL!!  Sugar Alcohol and Caffeine… what could possibly be the attraction there…

  • Anonymous

    In college we used to make our own, on some variation of the recipe below.  We’d make a triple batch (or more) in our dorm, and substitute Everclear for the Vodka.  Bottle it and let sit for a week or so, then let the fun begin.  Husson girls loved that stuff!  Kinda miss those days…..

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/coffee-liqueur/

    • Anonymous

      You are the man Mike, sounds like good times….Yummy!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Hey I think I went to school with you…………….

  • Anonymous

    Millinocket Martini

  • Anonymous

    Breakfast of Champions!

  • Anonymous

    I prefer home-grown and Snapple…..

  • Anonymous

    I have never liked Brandy. My family drinks it straight! AHH!!
    I love the Vodka. Not Orloff, I like the good stuff! That I can handle straight.

  • Anonymous

    Oh BTW, If you dont work, hooked on pills, you dont drink as much Allens! Your all pilled out!

  • Anonymous

    Tip a half gallon of ACB upside down in each back stake pocket of your truck. Drive down through town about 3 m.p.h.. Now you are taking part in a Maine honored tradition. Trolling for “rubenesque” women. Turn on some hip hop to catch your G.V.W. the fastest.

    • Anonymous

       HAHAHA! GVW=Gross Vehicle Weight or something else?

  • Anonymous

    I find this so funny, I’m literally laughing out loud (cliche but true)

  • Anonymous

    Well of course.
    Welfare cuts=less Allen’s.

  • Anonymous

    If Allen’s sales slip in Maine, I fear that the Penobscot, Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers would probably eventually run bone dry.

  • Anonymous

    A worrisome economic indicator…
    “As Allen’s goes, so goes Maine!”

  • I dont drink any alcohol. No POT. No cigarettes. No illegal drugs. Caffeine is the hardest drug i take.  That is probably why i have the most clear headed opinions on issues in the State of Maine. Modesty prevents me from going on even more.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t catch your your opinion on this issue in the State of Maine.  The only opinion I caught was your opinion on your opinions. 

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps not using all that you mentioned just leaves room for an over-inflated sense of self?

      • That may be a possibility, i did liked your post myself.
        I do like facing reality ‘raw’ and not running away from reality,which is why youse people drink booze and smoke POT, right?

        • Anonymous
        • Anonymous

          With no disrespect,  I do have a shortwave I have already dug out,  and would like to know what channel you broadcast from.  Love to listen.

        • Anonymous

          when you find out about nibiru you’ll start drinking ….book it

    • Anonymous

      Caffeine makes people scatterbrained and contributes to attention deficit.

    • Anonymous

      “Modesty prevents me from going on even more,” but pride made you make the post in the first place.

      And what’s up with youse and POT?

      • For one, Pot causes autism in offspring.

        • Anonymous

          So your parents got high allot?

        • Anonymous

          Better get back to your scientific research…

        • Anonymous

          Google “Sam’s Story”.

        • Anonymous

          no autism is caused by mercury , used as a preservitive in the vaccinations we(1960-70s generation) got  when we were born . then the autism showed up in the children born to those people .

          • The States with the highest alcohol consumption per capita, like Maine,also  have the highest rates of children with autism.

          • Anonymous

            Circular logic

        • Anonymous

          Well you should keep your offspring from smoking it then.

    • Anonymous

       Snore…….dont break your arm patting yourself on the back

  • Anonymous

    It’s those damned Republicans again…puttin’ everybody to work so there’s not enough time for Allen’s.

    • Guest

      I Didn’t Know Obama was a Damned Republican.

      • Anonymous

        Huuuuu!

        • Guest

          Uhhhhhhhhhhh!

      • Anonymous

        My comment was tongue-in-cheek.  Please don’t take offense, but I was referring to the executive branch of Maine government.

        • Guest

          My comment was also tounge in cheek, and I wouldn’t take offense at anyone posting on BDN.

    • Anonymous

      There will be NO working during drinking hours!

  • Lord Whiteman

    The moral of
    the story is clear
    instead of brandy
    stick to beer

  • Anonymous

    don’t you no why the state ask to lower alcohol content. look its no longer 80 proof now 70 proof only reason anyone drank it for the strenth sales will fall untill they restore it in the meantime hyram walker taste way better

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if its a good thing if my fav beverage doesn’t even make the list.

  • Anonymous

    It’s Ginger Brandy or nothoing for me.

  • Anonymous

    Be glad it’s not Buckfast, a heavilly caffeinated British wine made by Benedictine monks.  Scotland’s largest local police department found it mentioned in 5000 crime reports over a three year period, 114 times with the bottle used as a weapon.

    • Anonymous

      fists, knives and bottles! weapons of choice in the UK!

  • go figure

  • Anonymous

    Fat ass in a glass, drink er up

  • Anonymous

    Did the DOT post this too?

  • Anonymous

    about time we get some real news …….hahahaa

  • Guest

    The taste of  Coffe brandy reminds me of the taste of father johns medicine yuk

  • Anonymous

    Hey! What about Ron Virgin Dark Rum? It’s bottled in Lewiston. That’s pretty good.

  • Anonymous

    Allen’s + milk = Piscataquis county latte 

  • Allen’s Coffee Brandy, cigarettes and scratch tickets. How will I ever afford to buy oil in this recession? 

  • If your’re drinking Allen’s,you have to mix it with red cap milk.It just doesn’t taste right if it’s with that diet milk!!!

  • Anonymous

    In the 70s my weekends started on Wednesday evenings with several of us sharing one of many fifths of Allens into the real weekend.  I can’t stand the stuff now but have got to say  Allens gave me many fun times, from what I remember  :)  

  • Anonymous

    Birth rate must be down.  Mommy’s don’t get the free mixer from WIC!

  • Anonymous

    YUK.

  • Old Bear

    When I was drinking 3 six packs Bud Ice. Then take a ride out in the countryside. BDN needs to find something better to write about. Coffee Brandy come on.

  • Anonymous

    Ah yes, Orloff Vodka.  Might as well throw away the cap because it’s not going back on the bottle.

    • Anonymous

      hahahahaa good one

  • I bet many of the cry babies telling sad sack stories about how they are freezing because of heating costs, are the same ones spending $12M a year on booze. Not to mention spending money  other alcohol brands,POT.

    • Anonymous

      Yessah Bud… They “git” their milk from WIC or F.S. for free and use their Tanf for the booze and ciggys and then go get “help for heat and rent because they have no $ !
       
       

      • Anonymous

        Yup. You guys know it all.

  • Guest

    Sadly, PPH has no word on beverages served with menu at Obama’s fundraiser:
     

     “Chris Weber, president of Black Tie, said she has prepared an
    all-Maine
    menu that features, in addition to the lobster corn dogs, classic Maine
    lobster rolls with drawn butter, Maine oysters, Duck Trap smoked salmon,
    Maine shrimp cocktail shooters, and Pineland Farms tenderloin beef
    served on baguettes.”

    • Anonymous

      it was old english 800s and shlitz malt liquor bulls

  • Anonymous

    mmmmmm liquid panty remover.

  • Anonymous

    they truck most of it directly to washington county……

  • Guest

    Dave in east corinth, are you drinking less  ????????????????????

  • Anonymous

    Hangover in a bottle!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m in the wrong business! LOL

  • Anonymous

    The vary idea of loyal Mainers relying on people from away to satisfy their booze habit – SCANDALOUS! 
    Then again, who can fault us for getting sticky-brained when the good stuff is just too damned expensive. Plus, a bottle of Allens leaves enough change for a whole bunch of scratch tickets. Win, win!

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