It cost me $3.99 to get the chicken, a side of mashed potatoes and Cajun gravy, a biscuit, and new Creamy Cayenne dipping sauce.
Just to get it out of the way, unlike traditional beer can chicken, there's no beer involved here.
The spicy kick is augmented by the Creamy Cayenne dipping sauce, which has an interesting savory note upfront that mellows a little into creaminess and more heat. Between the sauce and the chicken, I found myself sweating a little with a runny nose, but it was more of a gradual heat that never got too uncomfortable.
Overall, Popeyes' Beer Can Chicken was really good. It had a really nice flavor, a wonderfully crispy shell, and tender, juicy meat. It might be too spicy with some though, especially when eaten with the new sauce.