I recently did a split batch of a stout (2.5 gallons in two fermenters). I did half with Denny's Favorite and another with Bell's yeast (American Ale II - 1272 is a good substitute) and both turned out amazing. I hear English ale yeast works well too if you like your stouts to have a little more sweetness.
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?