I have found that my stouts don't develop as nice a head during the pour as my pale ales do, but I just do as mentioned before and get a little rough with them, seems like stouts get off on that for some reason.
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash