Nice subtle amaretto flavor, but use almond extract in place of the vanilla if you prefer more almond flavor. Only lightly chocolatey. Great smooth and creamy texture lived up to the name.
Made this tonight for a dinner party and everyone enjoyed it. My five-year-old even tried to sneak seconds off the plate. I don't have an 8" springform pan, so I used a 9" instead and reduced the cooking time by about five minutes. I also bought semisweet baking chocolate instead of mini chips, and just chopped a one-ounce block into tiny pieces to sprinkle on top of the cheesecake. I would definitely make this again for a special occasion. Very easy - just make sure you allow plenty of time for it to chill.