Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
I would consider the DF-H Chicory a thin bodied stout as well. Not overly carbonated, but def thin bodied - as far as stouts go.
I may have erred slightly by noting the thin body on that SA stout. That by itself really isn't that bad, it's the total combination of body, carbonation, and weak flavors. For example the carbonation was more like a can of Coke than like a beer. And it's like the malt and hops walked through the wort on stilts.
Also my take on stouts as it pertains to body is somewhat slanted. I do drink more Russian Imperials or American Doubles. Compared to Blvd Dark Truth, Great Divide Yeti, or North Coast Old Rasputin most stouts will come across as thin bodied. I do enjoy Milk Stouts such as Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat, or Oatmeal Stouts like Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, both of which are light bodied but pack good flavor.