well - just wanted to update everyone -
the stout, tho maybe a little young still, is excellent. a very smooth, creamy stout, not overly dry or sharp from the quick fermentation. the head on it is great, especially for not putting any kind of artifical head retainers in there. I'll post the recipe for it shortly...as i always wait for a good taste before i'd offer up a recipe.
the one 'odd' thing i did with this beer, was the way i kegged it - before i fermented i put aside a ball jar of wert (next time it wont be quite as much) in the fridge and used it to carbonate the keg.
w00ps - first half pitcher wanted to explode out that tap, i pulled the blow off and everything smoothed out aftr that. well, live and learn
thanks again for the help folks!